Improved Access is a new initiative across Somerset whereby patients can make appointments at extended times (up until 8pm at night Monday-Friday and on Saturday mornings) at other practices across the local area. Practices working together to deliver extended access to appointments are listed on the poster below.
Appointment types will vary, some being face to face and some on the 'phone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. They may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe.
To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate (as we hope to be able to meet your needs by offering an appointment with your usual GP) and cover all the relevant information (and consent) that we need to before we book an appointment for you. Further information is shown below.
Monday evenings 6.30-8.00pm Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre
Tuesday evenings 6.30-8.00pm Cheddar Medical Centre
Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.00pm Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice & Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre
Thursday evenings 6.30-8.00pm Highbridge Medical Centre
Friday evenings 6.30-8.00pm Brent Area Medical Centre
All of the above surgeries (except Cheddar) offer appointments on a Saturday morning on a rota basis
Improved Access Poster