Extended GP hours available in Boston
Lincolnshire and District Medical Services will be providing an extended access hub service in Boston, which will see them providing access to GP services at evenings and weekends for all patients registered with a practice within the Boston locality. The service started on 24th September 2018.
Patients can now see a GP at a clinic based at The Sidings Medical Practice, Sleaford Road, Boston PE21 8EG, between the hours of 18.30 to 20.00 Monday to Friday (including Bank Holidays) and 08.30 to 16.45 Saturday and Sunday. Patients will be able to gain access through the rear entrance of the building at these times.
All appointments are all pre-bookable and patients should contact their own GP practice to access these or call 111 when their practice is closed.
This scheme is part of a wider plan to strengthen Lincolnshire East CCG’s out-of-hospital strategy, integrate care within the community and improve collaborative working between local practices to deliver more joined-up GP services.
Dr Neal Parkes, GP and CEO at LADMS said:
“We are pleased to be offering this service to the patients in the Boston locality, which will be particularly beneficial to those who struggle to get an appointment during the daytime because of other commitments everyday which can include a busy work life and school commitments.
“We hope the scheme will reduce some of the pressure on other local health services, such as Accident and emergency, urgent care and out of hours services, which people often turn to if they can’t see a family doctor. This is all part of our commitment to making our local GPs more accessible and for patients to get the care they need when they want it.”
“Extended access is just the tip of the iceberg of what the hub can offer in terms of the range of services that could benefit our patients in the future.”