Somerset has been chosen by NHS England to introduce a new scheme called Improved Access. This new scheme will allow you to make an appointment to see a health professional in a GP practice outside the usual working hours of GP surgeries.
The scheme works as groups of local practices are collaborating in order to provide the new appointment times between them, thus taking it in turns to provide extra hours Monday to Saturday.
If you cannot access an appointment at your own surgery it is now possible to alternatively access available appointments at other surgeries in your area.
Our practice provides evening appointments every Thursday from 6.30pm until 8pm, but if one of these appointments does not suit your needs then please speak to one of our reception team. We can help arrange an appointment at one of the other practices on a different evening or on a Saturday morning here or at another practice when we are closed. Please contact the practice during normal working hours (8.30am until 6.30pm Monday to Friday) and we will be able to advise on where an appointment will be available.
Please be aware that clinicians at other practices will need consent to view you medical record should you have an appointment with them.
The following surgeries are offering Improved Access to all patients in the North Sedgemoor Federation:
Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.00pm
Brent Area Medical Centre Friday evenings 6.30-8.00pm
Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre Monday evenings 6.30-8.00pm
Cheddar Medical Centre Tuesday evenings 6.30-8.00pm
Highbridge Medical Centre Thursday evenings 6.30-8.00pm
All of the above surgeries offer appointments on a Saturday morning on a rota basis. Please contact reception to make an appointment.