Primary Care Network (PCN)
We are part of a Primary Care Network (Shrewsbury Primary Care Network) of GP Practices in Shrewsbury and surrounds, working together to offer patients “extended access” to pre-bookable appointments in the evenings and at the weekends. This is to ensure that patients can have access to GPs, nurses and other qualified healthcare professionals for routine care at a time which may be more convenient for them.
Locally, the pre-bookable appointments will be available as follows:
- Weekday evenings (Monday to Friday) appointments between 6.30pm and 8pm
- Saturday appointments between 8.30am and 5pm
- Sunday appointments between 8.30am and 12.30am
Arranging a pre-bookable evening or weekend appointment is easy – just contact reception during normal opening hours and speak to a member of the practice team who will be able to help. Appointments are offered at different surgeries across Shrewsbury and with a range of healthcare professionals so may not necessarily be with your registered GP, or at this surgery.
There is a wide range of appointments available – routine face to face or telephone calls with a GP; routine nurse and healthcare assistant appointments; follow-up wound care, smear tests, NHS health checks, joint injection service, mental health nurse practitioner. We are extending the variety of services offered all the time.
Extended Access adds to the existing range of healthcare services already available in Shropshire to help patients outside of our usual opening hours, including pharmacies, NHS111, the walk-in centre, minor injury units and A&E (which is there 24/7 for life threatening serious emergencies only). It isn’t always necessary to see a GP for minor and common conditions – find out how about how to self-care for these types of conditions on the self-care section of the NHS Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Integrated Care System website.