Extended hours at the Neighbourhood Access Hubs
Patients now have even better access to a GP at the weekends and in the evenings. Neighbourhood Access Hubs developed by Principal Medical Limited (PML) on behalf of Oxfordshire practices in 2015, have extended their opening hours so that yet more patients can benefit.
This is great news for the 300,000+ patients registered with the 36 PML GP Federation practices in the county.
The aims of the service remain the same; patients needing a pre-bookable GP appointment at their own practice, may be offered an appointment at a nearby practice, with a local GP or nurse who has access to their medical records.
This provides more appointments for patients during the day, the evenings and at weekends, while relieving GP practices of some of the pressure of providing treatment for minor illnesses.
What does this mean for you?
- No change in the booking process for appointments.
- You may be offered an appointment during normal or extended hours at a Hub location.
Hub appointments are held at Windrush Health Centre in Witney during normal hours, 9:00am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings. On weekday evenings, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, appointments may be held at GP practices in across West Oxfordshire.
Making more time available at the Surgery means that we will be able to put more focus into preventive care, offering longer appointments and concentrated treatment for patients with long-term conditions and complex needs.
Find out more about the Neighbourhood Access Hubs here: https://www.principal-medical.co.uk/pml-services/