Non-urgent advice: Extended Access & Out of Hours
Extended Access Service
Evening and weekend appointments now available
Patients can now see a local GP for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends.
Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm each weekday, with additional slots available on Saturdays from 9 am and 4 pm and Sundays at 9 am and 1 pm.
The scheme starts in August when evening and weekend appointments will be available for any patient registered with a GP in North Kirklees. The appointments will be available in Dewsbury Health Centre.
How to book an evening or weekend appointment
There are ‘pre-bookable and ‘on-the-day appointments which can be accessed through your own GP practice, or by calling the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours.
The surgery also offers additional GP and Nurse appointments every evening between 18.30 and 21.30 and also on Saturday mornings. Please contact the surgery regarding these appointments.
Out Of Hours
The telephone is manned between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm.
Outside these hours your call will automatically be transferred to the NHS 111 service who will triage the call and pass the details to Local Care Direct should this be appropriate.
We would like to remind you that this is a service which is offered for urgent medical problems and should not be used for any other reason.
Further Help And Advice
Accident and Emergency departments and 999 services are exactly that – for serious emergency cases. An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation that may include loss of consciousness, severe chest pain, head injury or loss of blood. People who use these services for minor problems may prevent others with life-threatening conditions from getting the immediate care they need.
If the situation is less critical and you are unsure what to do, call NHS 111 (simply dial 111), which is a 24-hour health advice line, staffed by nurses and health information advisors.
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can provide confidential, on-the-spot advice and support, helping you to sort out any concerns you may have about the care we provide, guiding you through the different services available from the NHS.
Telephone number: Freephone 0800 587 2417
This is situated on the grounds of Dewsbury District Hospital and is open Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm for any patients to attend with minor illness or injuries.