More than 12,000 GP appointments are wasted every month across Mid and south Essex due to people failing to show up to their surgeries after booking appointments with a GP.
Local NHS physiotherapist, Steven Swindell, based at Audley Mills surgery in Rayleigh is featured in a new national NHS campaign that promotes a range of healthcare professionals that are now working at some GP surgeries and in the wider community to help local residents get the right care when they need it.
Recent figures show local residents are accessing more evening and weekend appointments with a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant at more convenient times when they call their local practice. These extended access appointments have proved extremely popular.
Appointments are available from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday to Friday and from 9:00am - 3:00pm on the weekends and public holidays.