Improved Access


Improved Access is a new initiative across Somerset whereby patients can make appointments at extended times (up until 8pm at night Monday-Friday and on Saturday mornings) at other practices across the local area. Practices working together to deliver extended access to appointments are listed on the poster below.


Appointment types will vary, some being face to face and some on the 'phone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. They may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe.


To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate (as we hope to be able to meet your needs by offering an appointment with your usual GP) and cover all the relevant information (and consent) that we need to before we book an appointment for you. Further information is shown below.


Monday evenings                       6.30-8.00pm                  Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre                      


Tuesday evenings                        6.30-8.00pm                 Cheddar Medical Centre                                             


Wednesday evenings                 6.30-8.00pm                  Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice  & Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre            


Thursday evenings                      6.30-8.00pm                  Highbridge Medical Centre                                         


Friday evenings                           6.30-8.00pm                  Brent Area Medical Centre                                         


All of the above surgeries (except Cheddar) offer appointments on a Saturday morning on a rota basis

Please click here for  Patient FAQ information page

 Improved Access Poster

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