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2017

New seven day GP services for Westminster residents

People that live in Westminster can now book appointments to see a GP or practice nurse, seven days a week.

Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has introduced evening and weekend services to help local people access routine medical appointments at times that suit them.

Since Monday 13 March, patients can arrange appointments with a GP or practice nurse between 6.30pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm at weekends. The appointments will be offered at Connaught Square Practice, Pimlico Health at the Marven, and Westbourne Green Surgery.

The service is available to anyone who lives in or is registered with a GP in the Central London CCG area of Westminster*. 

To book an evening or weekend appointment patients will need to call their own GP practice during opening hours. Walk-in appointments will not be available. Patients that need to book an urgent GP appointment when their practice is closed should continue to call NHS 111.

Residents of Queen’s Park and Paddington, which are linked to adjacent West London CCG, can access similar services by contacting their own GP practices.

Doctors and nurses at the GP access centres will be able to see patients’ medical records, with the patient’s consent, to make the appointments as effective as possible.

People will be able to use these appointments for routine care such as check-ups, small wound care, cervical screening, and contraceptive advice.

Dr Neville Purssell, Chair of Central London Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

"We’re delighted to be able to offer evening and weekend services to all of our residents. This helps busy local people to get convenient, local healthcare at the times that suit them."

 

Notes to editors:

  1. NHS Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the GP-led organisation responsible for planning and buying (commissioning) health services for the people living in most of Westminster. The Queen’s Park and Paddington areas of Westminster are covered by West London CCG.
  1. *In the Central London CCG area of Westminster. Residents of Queen’s Park and Paddington, which are covered by West London CCG, can access similar evening and weekend services by contacting their own GP practices.
  1. See more details at www.centrallondonccg.nhs.uk.