Extended Access Pilot
We are making seeing a doctor or nurse even more easy and convenient.
Salford Primary Care Together is the chosen provider for a new weekday evening and weekend morning service across Salford.
Open until 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am until 12.30pm on Saturday and Sundays, patients will be able to see a GP, nurse, advanced nurse practitioner or healthcare assistant, any day of the week to fit more easily around their day.
The service has launched in Swinton at Swinton Gateway, Eccles and Irlam at Eccles Gateway, Broughton at Newbury Place Health Centre and will cover all five neighbourhoods by March 2018.
Patients will book evening or weekend appointments through the GP practice they are registered with.
Primary Care Diagnostic Unit
Patients registered at GP practices in the Ordsall and Claremont neighbourhood are now benefitting from quicker access to diagnostic tests.
Patients are referred to the Primary Care Diagnostic Unit for electrocardiograms (ECGs), 48 hour heart monitoring, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, spirometry and reversibility spirometry (spirometry is a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions). These tests are important so that doctors can better manage a range of health conditions.
The service is a pilot initiative with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and is based at Cornerstone Medical Practice, Pendleton Gateway and Ordsall Health Surgery. It runs all day Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Patients are referred into the service by their GP.
Salford Primary Care Together are working with the GP practices in the Ordsall and Claremont neighbourhood to improve the way we do home visits.
On the rare occasion when a person requires a home visit, it takes a doctor considerably more time to see them than if they had come to the surgery. A GP could see three or more people in the time it takes them to do one home visit and each of the practices in the neighbourhood has one to three home visits a day.
Our home visiting service comprises a GP carrying out home visits in the neighbourhood. This means that housebound people will receive medical attention quicker, from a dedicated team of highly qualified clinical staff who will specialise in this role. It also means that appointments within the surgery will be freed up, making it easier to see a GP or nurse.
The service will be accessed via the patient’s GP practice and is only available for those that the practice considers eligible, for example patients who are housebound due to their medical condition.
From April, 2018 we run three GP practices in the city.
We are proud to serve 16,000 patients across Eccles, Little Hulton, Charlestown and Lower Kersal via the three practices of:
• Salford Primary Care Together (Eccles)
• Salford Primary Care Together (Little Hulton)
• Salford Primary Care Together (Willow Tree)
For further details about opening times, locations, how to make an appointment and more, click here