Patients in Winchester, Andover and surrounding villages will now be able to see a GP, Nurse and Healthcare assistant in the evenings and at weekends, thanks to a new service that opens on Monday 2 October 2017
Winchester MP Steve Brine is visiting the new Winchester hub at Badger Farm Surgery to officially open this service.
The Winchester Primary Care Hub is open from 5-8pm on weekdays, 8am – 4pm on Saturdays and 8am -12noon on Sundays.
The Andover hub will be based at the War Memorial Hospital (next to the Minor Injuries Unit) and will be open from 5-8pm on weekdays, and 8am-12noon on both Saturdays and Sundays.
The new hubs have been funded by NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will be run by the local GP Federation, Mid Hampshire Healthcare.
CCG Chief Officer, Heather Hauschild said: “We know it’s not always easy for people to get to see their GP during normal working hours, so this new service gives flexibility and allows people to see a GP at a time that is convenient to them.
“We hope these GP hubs will make patients’ lives easier and ensure that people receive the care they need at a time that suits them.”
Patients can book a routine appointment by ringing their own GP surgery. Urgent appointments at the hub will be booked by the out of hours GP service via NHS 111 when GP surgeries are closed.
All clinicians at the hubs will have full access to the patient’s electronic primary care records as long as the patient has given their consent when they book their appointment.
Dr Ben Inglis (Clinical Director) at Mid Hampshire Healthcare added: “We are all really looking forward to providing this excellent new service for local people. We welcome the interest from our MP, Steve Brine, for him to learn more about the service and to open it officially.”