04:55PM, Monday 05 November 2018
Evening and weekend appointments are available with GPs and other healthcare professionals for people across East Berkshire.
The appointments, which are being provided centrally in each of the three localities within East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), are in place to help people who find it difficult to take time off work or have other commitments during daytime hours.
All you have to do is call your GP surgery to book an appointment. Please note that all appointments need to be pre-booked in advance as the service cannot accept walk-in patients. These appointments are in addition to some local GP practices offering in-house extended hours appointments for their patients.
The appointments are for routine general practice issues only and not for urgent care. If urgent care is required, please call NHS 111 for advice.
For residents in Slough, the following evening and weekend appointments are available at Bharani Medical Centre in Lansdowne Avenue, Slough, SL1 3SJ:
For people living in Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead, the following evening and weekend appointments are available from two different sites:
The following evening and weekend appointments are available for Bracknell and Ascot residents:
The additional appointments are part of a national initiative to improve access to general practice.
Katerina Nash, Senior Commissioning Manager for GP Access Fund for East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “The aim of offering additional appointments outside of normal general practice opening hours, which is part of a national programme, is to provide patients with more convenient access to general practice routine appointments.
She added: “It is also hoped that these additional appointments will help to relieve pressure in general practice and help patients to continue to receive high quality care in the community.”
For more information, please either contact your practice or visit the CCG website.
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