Published on Oct 10, 2018
People who are registered with a North East Lincolnshire GP practice now have more flexibility when it comes to arranging their GP appointments. Local people can now routinely see a GP, or other healthcare professional, outside of normal working hours.This includes weekday evenings (6.30pm-8pm), Saturdays and Sundays.
From October 1, local GP practices are working together to make it easier for people in North East Lincolnshire to get an appointment with a GP, practice nurse or healthcare assistant for a time that is more convenient for them.
Patients can book an appointment, in their local area, in advance, by ringing their usual practice.
This is not about every practice being open seven days a week. This is about delivering additional capacity and choice of appointments beyond those already provided
Dr Ekta Elston, Medical Director of NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “People have busy lifestyles with a lot of commitments and services need to respond to changing needs. Extra flexibility should make services more accessible for local families to manage their health and care, and help them be proactive about long term conditions they may have.