What is the GP Extended Access Service?
The Extended Access Service offers pre-bookable, routine primary care appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants in the evenings and at weekends.
Appointments will be available:
Monday 6.30pm – 8pm
Tuesday 6.30pm – 8pm
Wednesday 6.30pm – 8pm
Thursday 6.30pm – 8pm
Friday 6.30pm – 8pm
Saturday 9.00am – 1pm
Sunday 10.00am – 1pm
Please be aware that this is not a walk-in service – you must have an appointment.
Appointments must be booked in advance through your own GP practice, The Dove Medical Practice. These appointments will be held at:
Oaks Medical Centre, 199 Shady Lane, Great Barr, B44 9ER
Parking: On-site parking is available.
Plan your journey by visiting: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/transport
What can I be seen for?
An Extended Access appointment is exactly like an appointment at your own GP practice. The service can see babies and children and has nurse appointments for treatments such as wound care.
Will I see my own GP and/or nurse?
You will be seen by experienced GPs and nurses, but it is unlikely that you will be seen by your own GP or nurse. If you would prefer to see your usual GP or practice nurse, please book an appointment with your usual practice during their normal opening hours.
Will the GP I see have access to my medical record during my appointment?
Your medical record will, with your consent, be available to the GP that sees you, to ensure that they have the information they need to give you the best possible care. Notes of your appointment will be sent back to your own GP practice electronically to ensure that your record is up-to-date. An appointment with this service will be just like an appointment at your own GP practice.
What do I do if my GP practice is closed?
If your practice is closed and you need a GP, please contact the out-of-hours service or NHS 111.
If your need is life threatening, please go to A&E or call 999.
For support with the management of minor ailments, please contact your local pharmacist or visit the NHS Choices website: https://www.nhs.uk/