Patient Extended Access
As part of Locality Working, the seven Farnborough practices are working together to share the provision of GP Extended Access. These practices are Alexander House, Giffard Drive Surgery, Jenner House Surgery, Mayfield Medical Centre, Milestone Surgery, North Camp Surgery & Southwood Medical Centre.
The Farnborough Locality practices have been working on establishing the best way to offer our patients GP Extended Access, taking into consideration the available resources.
The best solution is to share this workload by offering a rotating system of evening and Saturday morning clinics with GPs and/or Practice Nurses. Each of the seven participating practices will see a combination of their own patients and patients from the other practices.
You will have the opportunity to be seen at Giffard Drive Surgery on a Monday evening and/or Saturday mornings/Friday evenings on a rota basis outside of Core Hours or at another of the participating practices dependent on the duty rota. You must book these appointments through your own practice who will be able to advise you.
If you are seen at another practice in the Farnborough locality, you must understand and give consent for the GP/nurse to view your medical records to ensure the best possible clinical care. This access to the patient’s medical record is limited to the GP/nurse with whom you have booked your appointment, for the appointment itself, and for 28 days afterwards. All of the practices in our CCG Locality work with EMIS Web Clinical System.
As with any new system there will be a period of adjustment and teething problems to work through. We thank all our patients in advance for their consideration during this time and would ask that you consider the alternative methods for access to care if an appointment is not immediately available for you, or at a time that suits:
- GP Telephone Triage/Consultation
- Nurse Prescriber/Advanced Paramedic Practitioner consultation
- Local Pharmacy advice
- eConsult – was introduced on 1 May 2018 and can be accessed via the home page on our website.