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EXTENDED ACCESS CLINICS
 

Extended Access evening and weekend appointments now available

Patients can now see a local GP, Physio and Phlebotomist for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends. Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8.30pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays and Sundays between 8.45am and 5.15pm.

Appointments for all three services are available for any Greater Huddersfield patient in the Primary Care Centre hub at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and some physio appointments are also available in Holmfirth and Armitage Bridge.

How to book an evening or weekend appointment at the HUB:

You can also book an evening or weekend appointment by ringing the practice on: 01484 651622/666050. If you need to book an appointment when the practice is closed then you can ring the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours and they will book an appointment for you if appropriate.

Specific or additional opening times for Extended Access Services over the Christmas and New Year period will be shared with practices directly by Local Care Direct/MHH.

Why see a nurse practitioner instead of a doctor?

Nurse practitioners provide a broad range of health care services. They provide care with the emphasis on health that focuses on the individual as well as the family. They support patients in making decisions about their health care and offer guidance in making healthy lifestyle choices.

The role of our nurse practitioner includes:

  • Working alongside the GPs in the practice. The NP will see a similar range of problems.
  • Diagnosing and treating common health problems.
  • Taking a medical history and examining patients.
  • Arranging appropriate tests and investigations.
  • Referring patients to colleagues or to see a hospital consultant. The NP can also refer to other agencies such as Physiotherapy, X-Ray, Dieticians etc.
  • Prescribing medication.

When should I see a nurse?

Nurses based at our practice see patients for a wide range of common conditions such as blood tests, minor injuries, removing stitches, travel vaccinations, immunisations for children or adults, 'flu clinics, well woman and cervical smears. Our practice nurses are also specially trained to run routine clinics for certain conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, chest clinics. The nurses can specialise in different areas, so you need to book ahead with the most appropriate person. Our reception staff will be able to advise whether a nurse appointment is appropriate.

 
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