Patients in the NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Hastings and Rother CCG areas will now find it easier to see a GP, practice nurse or other health professional at a time more convenient to them, with appointments available on weekday evenings, over the weekend and at bank holidays.
Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG and Hastings and Rother CCG are the ESBT partner organisations responsible for commissioning (buying) the majority of health services for local people. We are committed to making sure that everyone has easier access to GP services including appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends – this is called extended access.
In January this year we carried out a 3 week survey about extended access. We asked you when you would like to be able to book extended access GP appointments, where you’d be willing to travel to these services and your views on alternatives to face-to-face consultations with your GP. Continue reading