New GP Access Centre in Bridlington opens 15 June 2009

Posted on June 11, 2009. Filed under: GP-led health centres, Press/News Releases | Tags: |

A new General Practice Access Centre, for the East Riding opens its doors on
Monday 15th June 2009 offering a range of GP and other health care services
8am-8pm, 7 day a week. The new GP Access Centre is operated by the
Bridlington Healthcare NHS Collaborative and is located in newly refurbished
premises within Entrance A at Bridlington and District Hospital.
The Access Centre offers patients improved and more convenient access to
GPs and other healthcare professionals and eases the current pressure on
some Bridlington GP practices to meet the demand for new patient
registrations. The extended opening hours provide a greater choice of
appointment times in the evening and over the weekend, including bank
holidays. The Access Centre offers high quality services to anyone who
wishes to attend the practice, including people who are registered with
another practice or not registered with a GP practice at all. Registered and
unregistered patients can book an appointment for health advice and
treatment from skilled health professionals, or, if pre-booking is not possible,
can be seen on a ‘walk-in’ basis.
Bridlington Healthcare NHS Collaborative is a new joint arrangement between
NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Community Services and four of Bridlington’s
GP practices – Practice 1, Practice2, Practice 3 and Manor House Surgery,
The services within these practices will continue to operate from their
premises as normal.
The Access Centre will, in time, manage around 2,500 registered patients, as
well as unregistered patients who choose to make use of the service.

NHS East Riding of Yorkshire | Press Release | 11 June 2009

A new General Practice Access Centre, for the East Riding opens its doors on Monday 15th June 2009 offering a range of GP and other health care services 8am-8pm, 7 day a week. The new GP Access Centre is operated by the Bridlington Healthcare NHS Collaborative and is located in newly refurbished premises within Entrance A at Bridlington and District Hospital.

The Access Centre offers patients improved and more convenient access to GPs and other healthcare professionals and eases the current pressure on some Bridlington GP practices to meet the demand for new patient registrations. The extended opening hours provide a greater choice ofappointment times in the evening and over the weekend, including bank holidays. The Access Centre offers high quality services to anyone who wishes to attend the practice, including people who are registered with another practice or not registered with a GP practice at all. Registered and unregistered patients can book an appointment for health advice and treatment from skilled health professionals, or, if pre-booking is not possible, can be seen on a ‘walk-in’ basis.

Bridlington Healthcare NHS Collaborative is a new joint arrangement between NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Community Services and four of Bridlington’s GP practices – Practice 1, Practice2, Practice 3 and Manor House Surgery, The services within these practices will continue to operate from their premises as normal.

The Access Centre will, in time, manage around 2,500 registered patients, as well as unregistered patients who choose to make use of the service.

Jean Oxley, Chief Operating Officer, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Community Services, said on behalf Bridlington Healthcare NHS Collaborative: “We are delighted to be opening this new GP Access Centre based at Bridlington Hospital. We have fully refurbished the clinical rooms and waiting area to make a modern healthcare facility, which will provide high quality care to residents of Bridlington and surrounding areas, as well as Bridlington’s holiday season visitors.

“Community Services is the provider of the Neighbourhood Health Team, Macmillan Wolds Unit, Out of Hours Services and other community based services, and this new service will enhance the excellent health care we already provide locally.”

Note to editors:

Please contact Emma Shakeshaft, Communications Manager, (external) for photographs and interview requests for the Bridlington Healthcare NHS Collaborative. The official opening of the GP Access Centre will take place later in the year.

Background information:

In December 2007 it was announced that every Primary Care Trust must secure a contract for an additional GP-led Health Centre by December 2008, with the new services commencing from 2009.

East Riding of Yorkshire PCT consulted on the location and range of primary care related services for a new Centre to offer extended and improved access to local GP services in March and April 2008.

The new GP Access Centre represents major investment in a £4.15 m five-year contract to develop new and enhanced local NHS services.

Issued by: Emma Shakeshaft, Communications Manager (External), NHS East Riding of Yorkshire 01482 672195. NHS East Riding of Yorkshire press releases are available on our website at http://www.eastridingofyorkshire.nhs.uk

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