Extra GP appointments available in Castle Point and Rochford over winter period

From today (3 January 2017) residents of Castle Point and Rochford will now benefit from extra evening GP appointments this January, with all of the 25 GP practices in the area offering an extended service.

Pre-booked GP appointments will be available at two hubs in Rayleigh and Canvey weekdays from 19:00hrs to 21:00hrs, the service is expected to run until April 2017. Ask at your GP practice for details about how to book an appointment.

Dr Peter Long, local GP and chair of GP Healthcare Alliance said, “As well as the existing service, which allows patients to book weekend GP and practice nurse appointments, additional appointments will now be available in the evenings.

“It’s important to note that this is not a walk-in service and people will need to book appointments.  For all non-emergency healthcare advice, patients should call NHS 111; A&E is for life threatening conditions only.”

Out of Hours GP services for all GP practices can be accessed by ringing NHS 111.

 

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