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Evening and Weekend appointments

There are a number of sites offering GP appointments in hours and also at weekends and evenings, in every area of Gloucestershire.  Your nearest clinic is at Churchdown Surgery, Gloucester Health Access Centre and Matson Lane Surgery, but you can go to whichever clinic is most convenient for you.  The clinics are staffed by experienced local GPs.  Clinics are open every day of the week, including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  Evening appointments are also available.

How do I access an appointment?

Ring your GP practice as normal.  Our reception team will take some brief details of your medical problem and offer an appointment if this would be suitable for you.  You may also be offered an appointment if you attend a Minor Injury & Illness Unit at a community hospital.

What sort of problems are suitable?

These appointments are suitable for people with medical problems that are new  - such as tonsillitis - or that have got worse, for example someone with COPD (also known as emphysema) who may have a chest infection that needs treating quickly. 

Are there problems that are not suitable?

Usually, if you have already seen your own GP about a problem, or the appointment is about a long-term medical condition, it would be more appropriate if you continue to see your own GP who already knows about your condition, including tests and treatments that you have received.   There are some exceptions – for example, if your long term condition, such as COPD or asthma, has temporarily got worse due to a chest infection, these appointments will usually be able to help.  When you ring your GP surgery, the doctor or nurse who speaks to you will be able to advise whether it is suitable for you.

Do these clinics have access to my medical records?

At the moment, some clinics will have and some will not have access to full medical records. We hope that this will soon change and that all clinics will shortly be able to access your records if you give them permission to do so.  Please bring a list of the medication you take to your appointment.

Does my own GP know what has happened at my appointment?

When you come to a non practice clinic appointment, you will be asked if you are happy for a record of your appointment to be sent to your own GP.  Provided you say yes, a summary of the appointment will be sent to your own doctor

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