GP Extended Hours
Extended Access Service
During the week (Monday-Friday 6.30-8.00pm) you may be offered an appointment at another local GP practice within the Shoreditch Park & City Primary Care Network.
We work together in a number of ways to deliver services in your area. Through the week, you may be offered an appointment with a GP at one of our clinics in The Hoxton Surgery, De Beauvoir Surgery, The Lawson Practice, The Neaman Practice and Shoreditch Park Surgery.
On a Saturday GP's appointments are available between 9am & 5pm rotating each week at one of the above practices. To book one of these appointments, please contact your GP Surgery who will advise which Surgery to attend. All appointments are bookable 2-weeks in advance.
Shoreditch Park & City Offer a wide range of clinics across our 5 practices, including Physician Associates, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, Dietitian, Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, and Phlebotomy clinics.
Who can access the service? Patients registered with Shoreditch Park & City practice can book an appointment at the service through their GP practice. These appointments are not suitable for all types of problems. (NB This is not a walk-in service)
What are the opening times?
The opening hours are 6:30pm - 8pm weekdays and 8am - 8pm weekends and Bank Holidays.
How do I book an appointment? For now you book an appointment by contacting your own GP practice however, direct booking is in the pipeline or you can call NHS 111 on the day to see if theirs appointments available.
What can I expect at a consultation with a GP? One of the added benefits of the primary care extended access service is that the GP will have access to view your medical record during your visit to the primary care access centre. Having access to view your medical record means that the clinician will have a greater understanding of your medical history and health needs and can then choose the treatment that is right for you. The clinician will ask you for your consent before accessing your medical record.
Using this service will not affect your registration at your usual GP practice.
Who will have access to my medical record? Once you have consented, only authorised staff within the service will have access to view your medical record. Clinicians can only review your medical record if you have given your expressed consent. If you do not consent then the GP will not be able to continue the consultation. Your medical information will be treated with the strictest of confidentiality.
What if I don’t want my medical records to be shared? If you don’t want your medical records to be viewed then you will need to tell the receptionist or GP at your own practice when they are booking the appointment. They will then offer you an appointment at your own GP practice.
Your views and feedback about the primary care extended access service. At the end of the consultation with the GP you will be asked to complete a patient experience survey. Your views and feedback are important and will help us to make improvements.
Tests and referrals
The GP’s in these centres will send any requests for tests and referrals back to your own GP practice to action – in a small number of cases your own GP practice might recommend a different management plan to the extended access GP.