Extended access to GP services in East Berkshire
Extended access to GP services in East Berkshire continue to operate for people who find it difficult to take time off work or have other commitments during daytime hours.
People living in Slough, Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead and Bracknell, can access additional appointments outside of normal practice hours, including some at weekends. People must be registered with a GP surgery locally in order to access such services. These appointments are available through their own GP practices and the service is bookable in advance only.
The appointments are for routine general practice issues and not for emergency care. Patients will be given the location of their appointment at the time of making a booking.
The following extended GP opening hours are available to those living within Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead:
|Opening Times||St Marks Hospital, Maidenhead||King Edward Hospital, Windsor|
|Monday to Fridays||18:30-21:30||18:30-21:30|
The following information is relevant to those living in Bracknell and Ascot:
|Opening Times||Boundary House Surgery, Bracknell|
|Monday to Fridays||18:30-20:30|
For people living in Slough, the following applies:
|Opening Times||Bharani Medical Centre||Farnham Road Surgery||Langley Medical Centre||Crosby House Surgery|
|Monday to Fridays||18:30-20:00||18:30-20:00||18:30-20:00||18:30-20:00|
Katerina Nash, Senior Commissioning Manager for GP Access Fund for East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: "The aim of offering additional appointments outside of normal general practices opening hours, which is part of a national programme, is to provide patients with more convenient access to general routine appointments. These additional appointments also to help relieve pressure in general practice and reduce the time spend by patients in hospital emergency departments when they can receive high quality care in the community."