Hillingdon residents to benefit from improved GP services
18 September 2017
It is now easier for residents in Hillingdon to make a GP appointment at a time that suits them, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
GPs and nurses can now offer patients appointments from 6.30pm-8pm, Monday to Friday and from 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday.
These new hours are in addition to existing GP services, meaning that residents can now pre-book GP and nurse appointments from 8am-8pm seven days a week.
Any patient registered with a Hillingdon GP can access these new appointments, which can be booked at your local GP practice or by calling NHS 111 when your GP practice is closed.
This is a really exciting time for Hillingdon residents as they will now be able to make an appointment with a GP or nurse at a time and in a place that is convenient for them seven days a week.
This new offering is set to improve GP services as well as:
- Improving patient experience
- reducing avoidable A&E visits and unscheduled hospital admissions.
Caroline Morison, Chief Operating Officer, Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Our aim is to make GP services quicker, safer and accessible to all. Especially for parents, carers and people with work commitments. We are really pleased to announce that patients will now benefit from more accessible GP services. Previously, patients have told us that they were concerned about the lack of access to GP and nurse appointments. Offering evening and weekend appointments helps to tackle this issue.”
For more information or to book an appointment with a GP or nurse please contact your local GP practice or call NHS 111.