IMPROVED ACCESS SCHEME
Taunton Area Improved Access Scheme
The practice participates in the Taunton Area Improved Access Scheme.
This is a new initiative across Somerset whereby patients can make appointments at extended times (up until 8pm at night Monday-Friday) at other practices across the local area. Practices working together to deliver extended access to appointments are listed on the poster below. Appointment types will vary, some being face to face and some by phone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. These may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe. To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate (as we hope to be able to meet your needs by offering an appointment with your usual GP) and cover all the relevant information (and consent) that we need to before we book an appointment for you. Further information is shown below.
- Pre-bookable appointments available with a Clinician Monday to Friday 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm.
- Contact French Weir Health Centre Receptionists to request one of these appointments.
- Please remember the consultation may be with a Practice in the Taunton area and not at French Weir Health Centre.
- These surgeries are run outside of normal surgery working hours, other services normally offered by the surgery are not available during these times.