Loxford PCN is improveing the availability of GP Services across Loxford
Enhanced Access is a national stipulated directive that we are currently working on developing the best way patients can be offered GP surgery services outside of core GP hours (8am-6.30am). These appointments will ensure we deliver services tailored to our patients needs providing convenient access to GP services. We hope that the proposed changes allow us to further our work on local health priority ares that require more support. Priority areas are:-
- Health inequalities
- Cancer Screening
We are consulting with patients to ensure our proposed plans meet their needs. We are proposing:-
Times of appointments : 18.30 - 20.00 (Monday to Friday) and 09.00 -17.00 (Saturdays)
Location of appointments: Site within our area. Patients can expect a service that will be run by a team of clinicians, a mix of face to face and remote, prebookable consultations available up to 2 weeks in advance ensuring the service is accessible to all.
We want patients to have more choice, flexibility in accessing an appointment. The increase will extend capacity allowing for routine appointments for those who need multiple support.
Please email any comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information when attending the practice
We still require anyone visiting the practice to wear a mask, use hand sanitiser and observe the 2m rule. Covid rates in our area are still very high. This is for the benefit of the whole practice population we can only deliver health care services if we have staff to do so. By the very nature of what we do we often have very vulnerable people in the building an as a community we feel it is our duty to protect them as best as we can.
As a practice we would like to say a big thank you to our patients for adhering to these requests over the last two years as we have had a very high percentage of patients complying with no issues what so ever. As soon as we feel we can, we will relax these rules but hope you understand the need to continue in the surgery for now
We do not accept any abusive or aggressive behaviour towards our staff. In line with NHS guidelines the practice may remove a patient from the list for threatening or violent behaviour.
The Institute of General Practice Management has launched a campaign to raise awareness of some of the abuse our teams face every day. While most patients are polite and courteous, our teams are having to deal with abuse daily and the abuse must stop. Featured on 5Live and BBC Breakfast, hopefully this will make some people think twice.