Thursday, 15 December 2022

How to book GP appointments on evenings and weekends in south Sefton

A range of GP appointments are available on weekday evenings and weekends for all residents registered with a GP practice in south Sefton.

The ‘enhanced access’ service provides patients with access to pre-bookable appointments outside of normal practice hours to ensure that people can get the right care when convenient for them. A range of services are available for residents including routine appointments, smear tests, screenings and more.

Patients can pre-book appointments with the enhanced access service through their own GP practice, either by calling or visiting their usual practice during normal opening hours.

The service in south Sefton is called the GP Extra Service and is provided by South Sefton Primary Healthcare in partnership with South Sefton Primary Care Network. The following services are available at Litherland Town Hall, Monday to Friday, 5pm–8pm and Saturday, 9am–5pm.

General practice routine appointments:

  • Cervical screening
  • Chronic diseases annual reviews(diabetes, heart disease, respiratory problems)
  • Pill and HRT reviews
  • Physiotherapy
  • Blood tests
  • Blood pressure checks

Patients may be called during weekdays by an advanced nurse practitioner to see if they need can be dealt with over the phone, or if they can be directed to a more appropriate service. 

Dr Gozzelino, clinical lead at South Sefton Primary Healthcare said: “We want to be as accessible as we can for our residents. We know that general practice is still seeing high numbers of patients seeking care, and we acknowledge our residents’ busy lifestyles, so we’re pleased to be able to offer these appointments to fit around people’s lives.

“Our service is staffed by a skilled, multi-disciplinary team specialised in different areas, meaning we’re able to offer a broad range of appointments to suit a variety of needs.”

To book an appointment with the enhanced access services across Sefton, patients should contact their usual GP practice during their normal opening hours.

Outside of office hours or at weekends, anyone who needs to book an urgent appointment should continue to get in touch using the NHS 111 service.

Content provided by NHS Cheshire and Merseyside - Sefton.

Published on Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:28:49 GMT
Modified on Thu, 15 Dec 2022 11:58:40 GMT