GP Extended Access

Did you know that as a patient at this GP Practice you can book the extended access appointments available at Avenue House Surgery or The Brimington Surgery?

A new service, commissioned by NHS England (which is part of the Government’s General practice Forward View’ Programme) has enabled collaborative working to allow additional access to patients of the following practices:

  • The Brimington Surgery
  • Calow & Brimington Practice
  • Chatsworth Road Medical Centre
  • Inspire Health (previously known as Avenue House & Hasland Medical Centre Partnership)
  • Newbold Surgery
  • Royal Primary Care (this includes Chesterfield Medical Partnership)
  • The Surgery @Wheatbridge
  • Whittington Moor Surgery

This 8 Chesterfield Practices will be known as the ‘Chesterfield GP Collaboration’ (Chesterfield Health Provider Ltd).

Additional access will be provided at 2 surgery sites in the area on behalf of these Practices. This additional access will be in the form of pre-bookable appointments via the Practice where you are registered. These will be available during Evenings and Weekends.

Please note- you will still remain registered with your existing Practice and your existing access to your practice will not be affected. This service is available in addition to the current GP Practice services provided.

Details of the 2 Practices providing this service are:

  • Avenue House Surgery
  • The Brimington Surgery

Please note that not each site will be open extra hours each day, you must telephone first. We are unable to see patients who do not pre-book. Please be assured that the 8 Practices have signed an Information Sharing Agreement which governs the appropriate use of patient data in order to provide Health Care Services. Existing confidentiality clauses ensure that all employees access data appropriately and in a fully audited manner.

Information about why extended access is happening and what it should mean for patients is available here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/redesign/improving-access/