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Extended Access

Improving access for patients outside of traditional practice hours 

The enhanced access service is delivered by Central Durham GP Providers ltd.  

Central Durham GP Providers deliver an enhanced access service for both Durham East & Durham West PCNs. In order to streamline the service, patient data will be shared with the federation, if you would like more information or to opt out, please speak to the reception team at Coxhoe Medical Practice.

The Enhanced Access Service offers appointments on Weekday Evenings (6.30-9pm) and Saturdays (9am – 5pm) to patients registered at the surgeries below: 

  • Belmont, Bowburn & Sherburn Surgeries 
  • Chastleton Medical Group  
  • Cheveley Medical Centre 
  • Coxhoe Medical Practice 
  • Dunelm Medical Practice 
  • The Medical Group
  • West Rainton Surgery 

To book into an appointment, please contact your registered practice and request an appointment during enhanced access service hours. If you are a patient of the one of the above surgeries, but are unable to contact them, you can call NHS 111 where advisors will help you get the care you need. The call handler may refer you to an appointment at one of the Enhanced Access Service Hubs. 

Please be aware this is NOT a walk-in service. You MUST have an appointment. 

Where Will You Be Seen? 

The Enhanced Access Service operates from two Hub sites. Subject to availability you may choose which location is most convenient: 

  • Meadowfield Surgery (Adrian Clark House, Sawmills Lane, Meadowfield, DH7 8NH) 
  • Belmont Surgery (Broomside Lane, Belmont, Durham, DH1 2QW) 

Who can you see? 

You can pre-book a routine appointment with a: 

  • GP 
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
  • Practice Nurse 
  • Health Care Professionals 

All staff will provide you with the highest level of care. 

Clinical staff are a mix of staff from Durham East & West practices. 

Need to Cancel an Enhanced Access Appointment? 

In the first instance, please contact your surgery to amend or cancel your appointment during normal surgery hours. 

If you need to cancel your appointment outside of your surgery’s normal hours, please call: 

0191 3787300 for appointments at Meadowfield Hub 

0191 5872691 for appointments at Belmont Hub