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Extended Access: evening and weekend appointments now available.
Extended Access is a government initiative that requires Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to offer appointments to patients outside of a GP practice’s core opening hours. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) definition:-‘Core hours’ means the period beginning at 8am and ending at 6.30pm on any day from Monday to Friday. This excludes Good Friday, Christmas Day or bank holidays.
The Extended Access service for patients in Dacorum is organised and operated by the local federation, Dacorum Healthcare Providers (DHP0, who employ clinical, administrative and reception staff to run this service from different locations (known as hubs) across Dcaorum locality. Currently these hub sites are:-
West Herts Medical Centre, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 4AD
The New Surgery, Tring: St Peters Church Yard, Tring, Herts, HP23 5AE
Highfield Surgery, Cambrian Way, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 5TA.
Appointments for Phlebotomy are also available at Kings Langley Surgery, The Nap, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 8ET.
The Extended Access service is operated as a locality for all 18 GP practices in the Dacorum area and all patients from these practices can book Extended Access evening and weekend appointments at one of the hubs by contacting their own practice. Times may vary across the hubs. Phlebotomy is available early mornings.