This service was launched in October 2019 and offers a range of routine, pre-bookable, appointments with GPs, practice nurses and medical specialists outside of your surgery’s normal hours. This new service will increase Sefton residents’ options for booking a non urgent GP appointment on weekday evenings as well as on Saturday and Sunday mornings. In addition, people will be able to book appointments with a range of other healthcare professionals working as part of these teams.
GP Extended Access is available:
South Sefton: Mon to Fri, 5pm – 8pm and Sat & Sun, 10am – 1pm at Litherland Town Hall, Hatton Hill Rd, L21 9JL
How do you access these services?
All patients registered with a Sefton GP will be able to book appointments with their local extended access service via their own practice.
Anyone contacting NHS 111 who may be appropriately seen by the extended GP access service will also be offered an appointment by the call handler.
Are there things the new services won’t offer?
These are not ‘list based’ services, so patients cannot register with them like a regular GP practice. It is therefore not intended to offer all services that you would expect from a traditional GP practice.
Whilst the services will prescribe any medicines that patients’ need as a result of their appointment, they will not be able to issue repeat prescriptions. This remains the responsibility of the GP practice the patient is registered with.