Evening and weekend GP and nurse appointments

GP and nurse appointments are now available during the evening up to 8pm during the week and during clinics on a Saturday and Sunday for people across Coastal West Sussex.

What sort of appointments are available in evenings and weekends?

The appointments are available at local GP access hubs, run from GP surgeries and are for routine and urgent appointments with a doctor, nurse or healthcare professional.

The teams see new illnesses when you urgently need to see a health professional, and offer planned appointments such as family planning and smear tests that can be hard to arrange whilst at work or when you are caring for family or a loved one.

The service is run by Innovations in Primary Care (IPC), a not-for-profit company owned by local GP practices.

How to make evening and weekend appointments

You book into the GP access hubs via your normal GP practice, and you may be offered an appointment at one of the hubs at the weekend if you call NHS 111 for urgent health advice and support.

The hubs may be at your GP practice or they may be at a neighbouring GP practice locally in the community around you.

The teams will have access to your medical records with your consent, and any care they provide will be added to your notes so your GP practice can continue any ongoing care.

You can book into these appointments by calling your registered GP practice in the normal way, and they will be able to access the booking system and make sure you receive the help and support you need.