This is a new initiative across Somerset whereby patients can make appointments at extended times (up until 8pm at night Monday-Friday and on Saturday mornings) at other practices across the local area. Practices working together to deliver extended access to appointments are listed on the poster below. Appointment types will vary, some being face to face and some on the 'phone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. They may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe. To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate (as we hope to be able to meet your needs by offering an appointment with your usual GP) and cover all the relevant information (and consent) that we need to before we book an appointment for you.
Evening and Weekend GP Services
You can access some appointments in the evening and on Saturday mornings if you are registered at a practice in the Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe area.
Patients who need to consult with a Clinician in the evening or at the weekend can enquire about appointment availability by talking to the receptionist at your register practice during normal opening hours. This consultation may be with a Practice in the Taunton area and may not be your registered Practice.
For urgent evening or weekend appointments outside opening hours, continue to call NHS 111.
How do I book an appointment?
If you need to access these appointments then please ring your usual surgery telephone number. The receptionist will be able to advise on appointment availability.
In the Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe area the following practices are currently involved in these scheme.
College Way Surgery
Creech Medial Centre
Crown Medical Centre
French Weir Health Centre
Lister House Surgery
Lyngford Park Surgery
North Curry Health Centre
Quantock Vale Surgery
St James Medical Centre
Taunton Vale Healthcare
Warwick House Medical Centre
Wellington Medical Centre
Appointments are available until 8pm on weekdays and on Saturday morning.