You can now book a GP (family doctor) appointment over the weekend or evening at a GP surgery in Chiltern Vale Locality from 1st September 2018.
This is called Chiltern Vale Extended Access.
A small number of specific surgeries will be open on different days and times to create more options for patients.
Who is providing this service?
Chiltern Vale Locality has been asked by the local clinical commissioning group (BCCG), the NHS organisation who pay for health services in Bedfordshire, to run the service.
This company is formed from 6 GP practices in Chiltern Vale:
Kirby Road Surgery
Priory Gardens Surgery
West Street Surgery
and will work with all 9 practices in the area to make sure that patients are able to book appointments, (the six mentioned above) plus:
Houghton Regis Medical Centre
Kingsbury Court Surgery
How do I get an appointment?
You can get an appointment by calling your normal GP practice during normal working hours. You may be asked some questions to check that it is the best service for your needs. All patients will have a 15 minute booked appointment slot. If you are late it may not be possible to see you in that session and you will need a new appointment.