Bicester Health Centre patients now have even better access to a doctor at the weekends and in the evenings. Neighbourhood Access Hubs developed by Principal Medical Limited (PML) on behalf of Oxfordshire practices in 2015, have extended their opening hours so that yet more patients can benefit from national GP Access funding (GPAF). This is great news for the 300,000+ patients registered with the 36 PML GP Federation practices in Oxfordshire.
The aims of the service remain the same; patients requesting a pre-bookable GP appointment at their own practice, may be offered an appointment at a nearby location, with a local GP or nurse who has access to their medical records.
This provides more appointments for patients during the day, the evenings and at weekends, while relieving GP practices of some of the pressure of providing treatment for minor illnesses.
What does this mean for you?
- No change in the booking process for appointments.
- You may be offered an appointment during normal or extended hours at a Hub location.
In North East Oxfordshire, hub sessions are held at Bicester Health Centre, Key Medical Practice and Gosford Hill Medical Centre or other local GP practices at various times between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturday mornings..
Appointments can be booked through your usual GP Practice reception.
Pre-bookable appointments may be available at other North East Oxfordshire GP practices (Bicester, Kidlington, Islip) Monday – Friday, between 6.30pm and 8.00pm.