Residents in Chalfont St Peter are being asked for their views on three local GP out of hours surgeries as a proposed idea to change where patients can access a service are progressed.
NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are appealing for patients’ reviews as they look to offer patients a local base to access out of hours surgeries, rather than at their usual GP surgery.
The Buckinghamshire CCG act on behalf of residents to ensure the provision of local healthcare services, including general practice (GP), both in and out of hours.
As part of their review they are keen to hear about the GP out of hours service at Allan Practice, Hall Practice and Misbourne Practice which are all in Chalfont St Peter.
An out-of-hours service is classified as one which offers access to a general practitioner from 6.30pm to 8am Monday to Friday, throughout the weekend and on bank holidays.
A Buckinghamshire CCG spokesperson said: “We are working with patients and practices in south Buckinghamshire to make sure that we provide a local, convenient and consistent out-of-hours service.
“We are proposing that from March 1, 2019, patients who phone 111 and need to see a doctor out-of-hours will be able to book an appointment at a local base in south Buckinghamshire.
“We would like to know your views on the out-of-hours service and also where you would prefer the out-of-hours GP appointment to be held.”
Views can be shared with the Buckinghamshire CCG before 25 January by visiting www.letstalkhealthbucks.nhs.uk