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GP surgeries across Brent extend their opening hours

PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:40 04 November 2013

A number of GP surgeries across Brent have extended their opening hours (Pic credit: Hugh Macknight/PA)

A number of GP surgeries across Brent have extended their opening hours (Pic credit: Hugh Macknight/PA)

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A number of GP surgeries across Brent have extended their opening hours in response to demand for evening and weekend appointments.

NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launched the pilot study following the results of a patient survey carried out in the borough.

Dr Ethie Kong, Chair of NHS Brent CCG, said: “Accessing a GP appointment in the evenings and weekends came out as a key requirement from our patient survey and the CCG is trialling this new extended GP access service in response to this patient feedback.

“GPs across Brent are working closely together on this in their locality groups in Harlesden, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Wembley and Willesden to increase capacity at times that suit patients.”

Patients unable to secure an appointment at a time that suits them will also be offered an appointment at another practice in their area that offers the new service.

To find out the practices offering the service visit http://www.brentccg.nhs.uk/.

Patients must contact their surgeries directly to make an appointment.


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