Daytime appointments don’t work for everyone. That’s why GP practice staff across Leeds work together to provide extra appointments in Extended Access 365 days of the year.
How to book an appointment
You can book an appointment locally for your patients to see a whole range of healthcare professionals when your practice is closed, including:
- practice nurses
- clinical pharmacists
- Phlebotomy is always available.
You can also book blood tests (known as phlebotomy). Just speak to your practice receptionist.
Pre-bookable and same-day appointment slots are available. Book a slot via SystmOne at one of our 21 hub sites across the city.
When is the service available?
The service operates Monday to Friday 6.30pm – 8.00pm and Saturday and Sunday during the day. It covers the whole of Leeds.
Anyone registered at a Leeds-based practice can book into the ‘Extended Access’ service via your practice.
What happens at the appointment?
Your practice receptionist will let you know if your appointment is a telephone or face to face appointment.
During your consultation, the clinician can arrange a prescription if needed and will send any requests for tests or referrals back to your own local practice to action.
How is the service staffed?
All care is delivered by GPs, nurses, reception staff, and other healthcare professionals who work in local practices. These out-of-hours appointments free up time for patients who need long-term condition management from their own GP during the day.
Who runs this service?
Leeds GP Confederation provides the day-to-day management of the citywide service, a GP-led group of all GP practices across Leeds.
Over 130,000 appointments have been made available for patients in the last year alone, and 97% of them were taken up.