You can now book a GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant appointment over the weekend or evening at a GP surgery in South Tyneside from 1st September 2017.
This has now been extended to also include appointments with First Contact Podiatory, First Contact Physiotherapy and MSK.
This is called the South Tyneside Extended Primary care Service or STEPS.
West View Surgery and a small number of specific surgeries will be open on different days and times to create more options for patients.
Who is providing this service?
A new company called South Tyneside Health Collaboration has been asked by the local clinical commissioning group (CCG), the NHS organisation who pay for health services in South Tyneside, to run the service.
This company is formed from 16 GP practices in South Tyneside, and will work with all 22 practices in the area to make sure that patients are able to book appointments.
How do I get an appointment?
You can get an appointment by calling your normal GP practice during normal working hours. You may be asked some questions to check that it is the best service for your needs. All patients will have a 15 minute booked appointment slot. If you are late it may not be possible to see you in that session and you will need a new appointment.
For further details please click the attached link http://healthcollaboration.co.uk/gp-extended-access/ or telephone the Receptionist at West View Surgery on 0191 2834820