Enhanced Access

Daytime appointments don’t work for everyone. That’s why GP practice staff across Leeds work together to provide extra appointments in Enhanced Access, 365 days of the year.

How to book an appointment

GP Practices can book an appointment locally for their patients to see a whole range of healthcare professionals when their practice is closed, including:

  • GPs
  • Practice Nurses
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • MSK Practitioners
  • Healthy Minds Practitioners
  • Healthcare Assistants

Pre-bookable and same-day appointment slots are available within the 20 hub sites across the city.

In addition, patients can book appointments directly on the day by calling their GP Practice to be diverted to the relevant hub location.

When is the service available?

The service operates Monday to Friday 6.30pm – 8.00pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday during the day. It covers the whole of Leeds.

Anyone registered at a Leeds-based GP practice can book into the ‘Enhanced Access’ service via their own GP 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 the consultation, the clinician can arrange a prescription if needed and will send any requests for tests or referrals back to the patients own local practice to action.

How is the service staffed?

All care is delivered by GPs supported by a multi-disciplinary team including nurses, Healthcare assistants, pharmacists, MSK practitioners and Healthy Minds practitioners all who work in local GP practices. These out-of-hours appointments free up time for patients who need long-term condition management from their own GP practice during the day.

Who runs this service?

Leeds GP Confederation provides the day-to-day management of the  service, a GP-led group of all GP practices across Leeds.  

During 2021/22 almost 200,000 appointments were available for patients.