Evening and weekend GP appointments have arrived for residents in Eccles and Irlam.
The Salford Wide Extended Access Pilot (SWEAP) is now live in the two areas and means that patients registered at GP practices in Eccles and Irlam are able to book appointments later in the evening Monday to Friday and Saturday and Sunday mornings. The appointments are booked via the patient’s own practice and take place at Eccles Gateway.
The pilot is already running in Swinton and the aim is that by Spring 2018 all patients in Salford will be able to benefit from evening and weekend appointments in the area they live, most likely their local Gateway Centre.
Medical Director and Eccles GP Dr Mhairi Yates said: “We are delighted to bring SWEAP to Eccles and Irlam. The service launched in Swinton in August and is attracting really great feedback from patients.”
Patients registered at the following Eccles and Irlam practices can access SWEAP appointments: St Andrew’s Medical Centre, Salford Health Matters (The Ganvir Practice), Dr Singh & Partners, Monton Medical Centre, Springfield Medical Centre, Mosslands Medical Practice, Chapel Medical Centre, Dr White & Partners, Irlam Clinic and Irlam Group Practice
This is in addition to the four Swinton practices: The Lakes Medical Practice, Silverdale Medical Practice, The Sides Medical Centre and The Poplars Medical Centre.