Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Now
What is Improved Access to GP Services (IAGPS)
Improved Access is a Wiltshire-wide initiative where local practices are working together to offer increased availability of services and appointments in the evenings and at the weekend.
Appointments are available 18:30-20:00 Monday-Friday, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
This collaboration by practices will ensure all patients in Wiltshire have this option, but this might mean you will be offered an appointment at another practice.
Appointment types will vary - some being face-to-face, some on the phone - and there will be a mixture of bookable and same-day appointments available across the week. We will be offering appointments with GPs as well as with other healthcare professionals, such as a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant.
We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients, while ensuring that the service is safe.
To book such an appointment, contact your local Surgery during normal opening times. A receptionist will explain the process, and ensure the booking is appropriate. You will need to give consent to use this service.
Sarum West Locality
In order to offer an appropriate service, different localities have been identified in Wiltshire. Our Sarum West Locality is supported by five surgeries. The surgeries are in Hindon, Mere, Silton, Sixpenny Handley and Tisbury. Any patient registered with a Wiltshire GP can take advantage of the service.
Where are appointments available?
Most of the appointments are available at the Westminster Memorial Hospital (WMH) in Shaftesbury. The Sarum West doctors chose this location in order to support ongoing clinical care at the local hospital and as a sensible location not too far from most patients.