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Evening and weekend GP appointments now available in North Lincolnshire

Above: Dr Faisel Baig - GP and Chair of North Lincolnshire CCG

People who are registered with a North Lincolnshire GP practice now have more flexibility when it comes to booking a GP appointment.  A new scheme has been introduced by NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) so that local people can routinely see a GP, or other healthcare professional, outside of normal working hours.  This includes weekday evenings (6.30pm-8pm), Saturdays (8am-8pm) and Sundays (10am-2pm).

From October 1, local GP practices are working together to make it easier for people in North Lincolnshire to get an appointment with a GP, practice nurse or healthcare assistant at a time that is convenient for them. Patients can book an appointment, in their local area, in advance, by calling their usual practice.

Dr Faisel Baig, GP and Chair of North Lincolnshire CCG, said:  “The public relies on our excellent GP services and it is important that services respond to changing needs.  We now live in a 24 hour, seven-day-a-week society and there is growing demand for GP services.  This change should make services more accessible for the people of North Lincolnshire.

“This is not about every practice being open seven days a week. This is about delivering additional capacity and choice of appointments beyond those already provided.”

For further information, please contact Communications Manager Amy Byard at amy.byard@nhs.net or call 01652 215047.

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