People who are registered with a GP practice in Tameside and Glossop can now access healthcare professional appointments in an extended hours period, at two, new additional primary care access hubs in Denton (Ann Street Health Centre, Millgate Partnership, Ann Street, Denton, M34 2AJ) and Stalybridge (St. Andrews House Medical Centre, Stalybridge Resource Centre, 2 Waterloo Road, Stalybridge, SK15 2AU).
The additional hubs will make a total of five primary care access hubs across Tameside and Glossop, increasing access to primary care locally, offering appointments in the evenings and at weekends, seven days a week.
The existing hubs with appointments already developed are based at the Ashton Primary Care Centre, Glossop Primary Care Centre and Thornley House Medical Centre in Hyde.
Patients will be able to access appointments:
Patients who require urgent but non-life-threatening medical assistance when their GP practice is closed may be offered an appointment at one of the five hubs. Ashton Neighbourhood Hub will have availability seven-days-a-week, between 6.30pm and 8am.
Creation of the additional hubs follows last year’s 12 week Urgent Care public consultation, when local people were asked to have their say on the way we delivered and improved access to Urgent Care for conditions that need prompt medical help but are not life threatening.
The evening and weekend appointments are available as part of the seven day service, that aims to improve access to primary care services outside of a practice’s core opening hours of 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.
The service is available to anyone registered with a practice in Tameside or Glossop and patients can book an appointment by contacting their own GP practice or via referral from NHS 111. Clinicians staffing the evening and weekend service will be able to access patients’ medical records, subject to the patient's consent.