Extended Access

Extended Gp Opening Hours In The Evenings And At Weekends

FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN

We offer routine bookable primary care appointments with GPs, Nurses and Health Care Assistants outside normal working hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

If you require a specialist referral following your extended access appointment, we will work in collaboration with your own GP to arrange this.

How do I Book?

Speak to the receptionist at your registered GP surgery, who will be able to book you an appointment. 

You will be given a choice on where you would like to book your appointment and once agreed the receptionist will confirm the date and time of the appointment of the information on where you will be seen.

These appointments are for non-urgent, routine medical problems only. If you feel you are unwell and need to be seen urgently on that day, please ask your own surgery to arrange to see you.

Chaperone Notice

​If you need a physical examination you may be accompanied by a friend or family member to any appointment or you may request that another member of west cambs federation staff be present. 

An accompanying responsible adult must be present for any examination of a child. 

For all intimate examinations a formal chaperone will be present. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Speak to the receptionist at your registered GP surgery, who will be able to book you an appointment.

During normal surgery opening hours:
Ring your own surgery with whom you booked the appointment, they can cancel it for you.

During Hub opening hours:
Contact the appropriate Hub directly using the mobile number – 

Acorn Surgery (Huntingdon)
07717 352302

Buckden Surgery (Buckden nr St Neots)
07470 450590

Grove Medical Practice (St Ives)
07901 196869

Lakeside (Cedar House Surgery, St Neots)
07553 804371

Ramsey Health Centre (Ramsey)
07493 525976

Cornerstone Practice (March)
07867 981113

Do you have access to my full medical record my surgery has?

At the point of booking the appointment with your surgery, you will be asked whether you agree to share your patient record so that the local clinicians at the GP Hubs are able to access your record and also share relevant information back to your Surgery. This is necessary so that the appropriate notes and referrals can be passed on to your surgery for follow-up actions.

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO SHARE YOUR RECORD SO THAT THE CLINICIAN CAN PROVIDE APPROPRIATE CARE BASED ON YOUR FULL MEDICAL HISTORY. IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO SHARE, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE SEEN WITHIN THE SERVICE.

What if I do not consent to sharing my medical record?

You will not be able to be seen by the GP Hub service. You will need to wait for the next available appointment at your registered GP surgery.

What are the opening times of the Extended Access Service?

Appointments are available to patients registered at any of the West Cambs Federation practices between 18:30 and 20:15 Monday to Friday and from 8:30 to 12:15 Saturdays and Sundays.

What services can you offer?

– GP consultations

– Practice Nurse appointments offering wound care, cervical screening etc.

– Health Care Assistant appointments offering Blood Pressure Monitoring, Blood Tests etc.