Extended opening hours for GP practices in North Hertfordshire

Extended opening hours for GP practices in North Hertfordshire

St Mary's Church as seen from Hitchin squareEast and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England are seeking the views of patients registered to GP Practices in North Hertfordshire about extending the opening hours.

Currently most GP practices in North Hertfordshire are open between 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.  These are referred to as “core contracted hours”. Most practices are also open for longer hours on one or two weekdays and some Saturday mornings. These are referred to as “extended hours appointments”.

We aim to provide a service to start in April 2018 whereby these “extended hours appointments” are offered every weekday evening and perhaps also during early mornings on weekdays and at weekends depending on local demand.

This “extended hours service” could mean visiting a nearby practice other than your registered practice and seeing a clinician from another practice rather than one from your own surgery.

Any new arrangements would come into effect from April 2018.

Giving your views

If you are registered with a practice in North Hertfordshire (please click here to view a list of practices in this area), you can complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NorthHertsExAccess

Alternatively you can request paper copies of the survey for additional members of your household by emailing: engagement@enhertsccg.nhs.uk or calling: 01707 685 140

The survey will close at 5pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017 and your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.

Following the close of the survey, we will look at all of the responses and use your feedback to see how we can ensure services continue to meet your needs.

If you have any questions about this engagement, or require support in completing the survey please call: 01707 685 140 or email: engagement@enhertsccg.nhs.uk  

Last modified: 

22 Aug 2017