WFHP New Extended Hours Service
Posted 19 February 2017
The WFHP is offering additional GP appointments across all of their sites on a Monday evening; as well as extra appointments at our centrally located Kidderminster Medical Centre.
This new service
is available to patients who needs to see a GP urgently and has had a prior
telephone conversation with their GP who will then book them in.
In addition to offering some additional GP
appointments on a Monday evening which is only bookable by a doctor following a
telephone call; the WFHP is also offering their patients extra GP appointments
at Kidderminster Medical Centre on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. These
dedicated appointments are staffed by GPs from across the Wyre Forest Health Partnership
and can only be booked by the patient’s GP. Here GPs can access the information
on patients based elsewhere in the partnership by using special sharing
agreements in place ensuring that wherever the patient’s visits the GP has
access to their most up-to-date clinical notes in a secure environment.
This service has been running since the
beginning of January in response to NHS England's Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018/19 which set our the expectations of 100% of the population having access to GP Extended Hours. The extended hours service is currently being
utilised well by patients across the WFHP.