Wednesday, 23 November 2022

The 7 Day GP Service is here for you evenings and weekends

The Southport and Formby 7 Day GP Service is now offering enhanced hours and even more opportunity for you to access routine appointments.

The service has increased its opening hours to offer appointments 9am-5pm on Saturday, as well as the usual hours of 5pm-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm on Sunday.

Based at the Family Surgery on Liverpool Road in Birkdale, the 7 Day GP Service is available to anyone who is registered with a GP in the Southport and Formby area.

Appointments that can be booked with the service include GP consultations, Advanced Nurse Practitioner consultations, health checks, blood tests, ECGs, ear syringing, cervical screening, and physiotherapy appointments.

To book an appointment, all you need to do is contact your regular GP reception team and ask for an appointment with the 7 Day GP Service.

The 7 Day GP Service, which recently turned four, has received fantastic feedback from patients. In fact, 94% of people who have used the service said they would recommend it to their friends and family.

Dr Abdul Zubairu, Medical Director at Southport and Formby Health commented: “The service has gone from strength to strength over the last four years and gives patient’s additional access to primary care at a time that may be more convenient for them. The service also alleviates some of the pressures on local practices by providing additional capacity.”

Anthony Shonkry, a Southport resident and patient at the 7 Day GP service in Southport and Formby, said: “I phoned my GP and they booked me an appointment with the service on a Saturday morning. I spoke to a nurse practitioner who helped me with all my needs over the phone, but I know they have the availability to see me in person if they need further follow up.

“It was a really useful service and I’d definitely recommend it for anyone who works long hours like myself during the week, or university, or can’t get appointments during the day. They’re really quick to offer appointments on the evenings and weekends, so it suits most people.”

For more information about the 7 Day GP Service, please speak to your regular GP reception team or visit their website:https://www.southportandformbyhealth.com/our-services/7-day-gp-service/



Content provided by NHS Cheshire and Merseyside - Sefton.

Published on Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:27:42 GMT
Modified on Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:33:37 GMT