Extended GP Access Service enables better patient choice

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We know that not all patients are able to attend the surgery during normal working hours, so provision has been made for weekend appointments to be available for patients under an extended GP access service. These are for non-urgent and routine appointments only.

This service is run by Cambridgeshire GP Network and covers a number of local hubs. The medical appointments are staffed by GPs and other healthcare staff from across the local area, so your appointment may not be with a clinician from this practice.

You can book an appointment through our Patient Services Team, who will be able to give you a date, time and venue. To use the service we will ask for your consent to share your medical record.

The extended access service is currently available at St Mary’s on Saturday mornings from 8.30am-2.00pm.

Services we can offer within the extended access are:

  • GP consultations
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner consultations
  • nurse appointments offering dressings, asthma and diabetes reviews, contraception reviews, etc.
  • Health Care Assistant appointments offering ear irrigation, wound care, blood tests, etc.
  • phlebotomy: routine blood tests
  • cervical screening.

Patients who cannot be seen:

  • patients identified with a potentially life-threatening medical condition which requires referral to urgent or emergency care settings
  • walk-in patients.

How do I change or cancel my appointment?

To change or cancel your evening or weekend appointment, please call 0330 0130 030.

Weekday evening appointments are available at St Mary’s every Thursday and alternate Wednesdays between 18:30 and 20:00. These clinics are run by the Ely North and South Primary Care Network (of which St Mary’s is a member). These appointments are again non-urgent and routine and can be booked with a GP, Practice Nurse, Clinical Pharmacist and Health and Wellbeing Coach. Please note that these appointments will be with locally based clinicians, but not always with clinicians from St Mary’s.

To book, change or cancel a weekday evening appointment, please contact our Patient Services Team.