Extended Access

Extended Access – Weekend / Evening Appointments

Evening and weekend appointments are available from mid-September 2018 at the Oaks Medical Centre for patients who are registered with The Dove Medical Practice, as part of a government initiative and Our Health Partnership (OHP) collaborative working arrangements. Appointments must be booked in advance through The Dove Medical Practice and are available:

  • Monday – 18:30-20:00
  • Tuesday – 18:30-20:00
  • Wednesday – 18:30-20:00
  • Thursday – 18:30-20:00
  • Friday – 18:30-20:00
  • Saturday – 09:00-13:00
  • Sunday – 10:00- 13:00

Please be aware that this is not a walk-in service – you must have an appointment.

Clinics will be held at the Oaks Medical Centre.


On-site parking is available, or you can plan your journey by visiting the West Midlands Buses for travel advice.

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.