NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to improving GP access for its residents. This includes making appointments available at times that are convenient to patients outside of their normal GP opening hours.
If you find it difficult to attend an appointment during the working day then an extended access appointment could be for you.
However, the Hubs are not walk-in centres and patients will only be seen by a GP if they have booked an appointment.
Walsall CCG has worked with local GPs to create three Hubs based at Darlaston Health Centre in Darlaston, Pinfold Health Centre in Bloxwich and Broadway Medical Practice.
However, from April 03, 2018 only the two Hubs at Pinfold Health Centre and Broadway Medical Practice will be open at weekends.
When can I get an out-of-hours appointment?
Extra GP appointments on will be available between:
- 6.30pm – 9pm weekdays
- 10am – 3pm weekends
- 11am – 1pm Bank Holidays (including Good Friday and Easter Monday)
However, people will only be seen if they have booked an appointment.
How can I book one of these appointments?
You must book an appointment if you wish to access an extra GP appointment. A dedicated number has been set up and appointments can be booked by calling 01922 501999 during the following times:
- 8am – 9pm weekdays
- 10am – 3pm weekends
- 11am – 1pm bank holidays
NHS 111 will also be able to book an appointment for you if they feel you need to see a GP.
Do I need to be registered at one of the three surgeries where the Hubs are based to use the service?
No, you can be registered with any GP in Walsall to access the extra appointments. Please note you will need to travel to one the three Hubs (listed above).
What if I’m not registered with a Walsall GP?
If you are not a registered patient with a Walsall GP you will not be able to access these extra appointments.
When should I use the Hubs?
The extra appointments are for patients who have a pressing illness or injury and are unable to attend their GP during normal opening hours. They are not walk-in centres and both of Walsall’s urgent care centres and its A&E department will still be open as normal for people to use in serious or life threatening emergencies.