The NHS in Rotherham is now providing local people with extended access to routine GP and nurse appointments across the borough on weeknights and weekends, ensuring choice of appointments beyond what is provided in their GP practice.
The improved access gives residents who may be unable to attend during the week access to a GP or nurse appointment without having to take time off work. The services available for patients to book include appointments with a GP or nurse, blood tests and smear tests.
Local pharmacists are also highly qualified to give advice on a wide range of common health problems and the best way to treat them, which can save patients a trip to the doctor. Choosing the right treatment for an illness will help people to get better quicker and help local clinicians to help those in most need of medical attention.
People looking for a routine appointment in the evenings or at weekends are encouraged to speak to a receptionist at their own practice who can book them in and will advise where they to attend.