There is an Improved Access clinic in every area of Gloucestershire. Your nearest clinics are at Moreton in Marsh , Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold and Chipping Campden, but you can go to whichever clinic is most convenient for you. The clinics are staffed by experienced local GPs. Clinics are open every day of the week, including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (not all clinics sites have the full range of appointment availability or days). Evening appointments are also available.
How do I access an Improved Access clinic?
Ring your GP practice as normal. A nurse or GP will take some brief details of your medical problem and offer an Improved Access appointment if this would be suitable for you.
What sort of problems are suitable for Improved Access?
Improved Access is suitable for people with medical problems that are new or ongoing – or that have got worse, for example someone with COPD (also known as emphysema) who may have a chest infection that needs treating quickly.
Are there problems that are not suitable for Improved Access?
However Improved Access clinics are available for acute or routine appointments .There may be some exceptions – for example, if you have transport issues. When you ring your GP surgery, the doctor or nurse who speaks to you will be able to advise whether Improved Access is suitable for you.
Do Improved Access have access to my medical records?
Yes, the doctor will have access to full medical records subject to your consent.
Does my own GP know what has happened at my Improved Access appointment?
When you come to an Improved Access clinic, you will be asked if you are happy for a record of your appointment to be sent to your own GP. Provided you say yes, a summary of the appointment will be sent to your own doctor.