Improved Access Pilot Scheme at Essex House Medical Centre
Since May 2017 our Evening and Saturday opening hours have changed.
This is has been requested by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group who are trialling an Improved Access Pilot Scheme ahead of the rest of the country.
We will keep patients up to date as the trial progresses via our website and leaflets in the waiting room.
Our core hours will remain the same 8.30am – 6.30pm
Our additional hours will be as follows:
- Alternate Wednesday and Thursday Evening Surgeries (until 8pm)
- 9 Friday Evening surgeries per year (until 8pm)
- 9 Saturday Morning surgeries per year (8am-11am)
We recognize that this is a reduction in the number of evening and weekend surgeries that we currently offer, however all surgeries in the local area will be a part of this pilot scheme.
Once fully implemented this trial should be able to provide patients with a wider choice of evening and weekend appointments and also a greater variety of the clinician and the type of appointment available across the local area.