People living in the Greater Huddersfield area can now visit a Clinician after work and on weekends under a scheme launched at the end of March 2018. The contract for this new service was awarded to Local Care Direct (LCD), who are working with My Health Huddersfield (GP Federation) to provide this service.
We know that some people find it difficult to get an appointment at their own GP practice so this service helps to make sure that people can get the right care with the right person at a time that suits them. Having these additional appointments available also helps to reduce pressure on both general practice and hospital emergency departments by allowing patients to visit a GP or other clinician at a convenient time that fits better with their work and other commitments.
Appointments are provided from several locations in Huddersfield, including at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and directions to those appointments are available here.
Patients can book an appointment in the Extended Access by contacting their own GP practice. If they need to amend or cancel their appointment they can contact their GP practice again or ring our dedicated free telephone number 0345 120 7066, more information available here.