The Government’s mandate to NHS England sets out that:
By October 2018, 100% of the country will benefit from extended access to GP appointments at evenings and weekends.
Appointments are defined as scheduled slots with a GP, nurse or other member of general practice staff providing direct patient care. Appointments must be pre-bookable and extended access means that these appointments must be available in the early mornings (before 8am Monday to Friday), in the evenings (after 6:30pm Monday to Friday) and at weekends (weekend timings to be confirmed later).
We know that Rotherham has some distinct features that create challenges for us as we design our model of extended access. We are engaging with our patients and using the ideas and information they give us to develop the best model for our community.
You can share your views about what you think is needed to make this project work.