Your GP, Not A&E

Did you know things are changing at your GP practice? NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group is working with GPs to make practices even better. You may have noticed some differences already.

There are now 60,000 more appointments available this year for you, your family, your friends, and your neighbours. This is because Bolton GP practices are now open all day from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, with no breaks for lunch. This even includes a full day on a Wednesday.

And that’s not all…

Do you prefer to see a male or a female GP? Just say when you book your appointment.

Not urgent? No problem, you can now book an appointment a month in advance.

Worried about one of the kids? Children under 12 will now be assessed by a doctor or nurse on the same day you call your GP practice. This might be a chat on the phone to begin with so you can tell them what’s wrong. You’ll get the reassurance of knowing it’s nothing to worry about, or you can pop your little one down to the surgery if needed. Don’t worry – if your child needs urgent hospital care the GP will sort this out for you.

It’s now even easier to see your GP, so think… your GP, not A&E!