A new weekend GP service in Southend aims to provide a better service for patients and also alleviate unnecessary trips to A&E departments.
From 23rd December, GP Healthcare Alliance, a local GP federation, will be providing weekend GP services at the Southend Medical Centre and the North Shoeburyness Surgery for any patients registered with a Southend GP practice. Appointments do need to be pre-booked, but they can be booked on the same day. Every Saturday and Sunday, the service will provide:
- Access to a GP between 10am and 3pm.
- Access to a nurse between 10am and 2pm
You can book appointments as follows:
Contact your own GP during their regular hours and book a weekend hub appointment;
Call the out-of-hours number 111 (Mon to Fri 6pm to 8am and throughout the weekend);
Telephone direct at the weekend: 01702 333298 for Southend Medical Centre; 01702 297976 for North Shoeburyness Surgery.