Extended access to general practice

GP surgeries in our area are offering extended access to surgeries, making it easier for patients to get appointments in the evenings and weekends.

To do this, doctors surgeries are working in collaboration with other practices in the area to collectively make more appointments available.

This does mean that if you want to be seen on a weekday evening or weekend, your appointment may be held at a different GP practice to your registered practice and with a different GP or nurse than you usually see.

Your medical record will be available to the GP or nurse that sees you to ensure that they have the information they need to give you the best possible care. Notes of your appointment will be sent back to your own GP practice to ensure that your record is updated.

In order to book an evening or weekend appointment, you must call the GP practice that you are currently registered with. Evening and weekend appoints are not currently available to book online.

However if you need to book an evening or weekend appointment and your GP surgery is shut, you can call NHS 111 who will be able to direct you to a practice which is open.

Remember, for urgent medical advice at any time or if you think you need to see a GP out of hours, call NHS 111.

Further information about the groups that GPs are working in, and therefore the practices where you might have an appointment, can be found below, along with the times of the additional appointments offered:

Greater Preston Medical Group

Briarwood Medical Centre, Doclands Medical Centre, Geoffrey Street Surgery, The New Hall Lane Practice, North Preston Medical Practice, The Park Medical Practice, Park View Surgery, Dr Yerra, Dr Shahid, Dr Chakrabarti, Penwortham St Mary's.

Offering evening appointments 18:30 to 20:00, Saturday appointments 08:00 to 13:00 and Sunday appointments 09:00 to 12:00.

Ribble Bank Medical Group

Beeches Medical Centre, St Fillan's Medical Centre, Lostock Hall Medical Centre, Longton Health Centre, Kingsfold Medical Centre, Fishergate Hill Surgery, Village Surgery (New Longton).

Offering evening appointments 18:30 to 20:00, Saturday appointments 08:00 to 12:00 and Sunday appointments 08:00 to 11:00.

Preston North and East Health

Issa Medical Centre, Frenchwood Surgery, Medicom, Avenham Lane Practice, Lytham Road Surgery, Ribbleton Medical Centre, Dr Wilson and Partners, Berry Lane Medical Centre, Stonebridge Surgery, Ribble Village Surgery.

Offering evening appointments 18:30 to 20:00, Saturday appointments 08:00 to 12:00 and Sunday appointments 08:00 to 11:00.

Bridgedale Medical Services

The Ryan Medical Centre, Roslea Surgery, Riverside Medical Centre.

Offering evening appointments 18:30 to 20:00, Saturday appointments 09:00 to 13:00 and Sunday appointments 08:30 to 11:30.