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FAQ - Longer GP opening hours

1. When are the evening and weekend appointment available?

You can book a GP appointment from 6:30pm-8:00pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-6pm on weekends at three locations in Bury.


2. Can I book an evening or weekend appointment at my own surgery?

Evening and weekend appointments are not available at every GP surgery. They are being offered at three locations in Bury, which are: Radcliffe Primary Care Centre, Moorgate Primary Care Centre, and Prestwich Health Centre.


3. Why have these three location been chosen?

The three locations have been chosen because they are easy to access, have good transport links, and provide good coverage across the borough. Bury GPs are working together to share resources in order to provide an efficient service that meets patients needs.


4. How do i book an evening or weekend GP appointment?

Contact our surgery in the usual way and ask the receptionist for an evening or weekend appointment. They will be able to check the time slots available and offer you an appointment. These appointments can also be accessed with the online service.


5. Will I be able to see my own GP?

A number of GPs form across Bury will be working evenings and weekends on a rota system. You may be offered an appointment with your own GP, However it will depend on which GPs are workng and what appointments are available at the time. Whichever GP you see will have access your medical records.


6. If my surgery is one of the three practices that open longer, will I get priority to see someone there?

All evening and weekend appointments are offered on a first-come first-served basis to all patients, in the same way practices normally allocate appointments. If your surgery is one of the five surgeries that open later, you may be offered an appointment at your own practice if there's one available. however you won't get priority. You'll be given a choice of the appointments available, so you can choose the one that suits you best.


7. Can I  book an appointment with a nurse or a health clinic during these hours?

Yes. Nurses are available at all three locations for bloods, chronic disease reviews, smear tests, ECGs, and B12 injections.


8. Will you reserve the evening slots for people who work full-time?

No. Evening and weekend appointments will be available to all patients equally on a first-come first-served basis in the same way practices normally allocate appointments.


9. Where do I find out more information about this?

If you have any questions about the longer GP opening hours, ask  the receptionist at your GP practice and they will be able to help you.



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