GP practices to open outside normal hours
More patients in east Cheshire will be able to access treatment and medical advice on evenings and weekends from October.
Around half of GP practices in the area currently take part in a voluntary “extended access” scheme, which sees them occasionally stay open longer than their regular opening times.
But from 1st October, NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be required by NHS England to provide 104 extra hours of primary care appointments outside of regular opening times.
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