Patients registered at James Street Family Practice are able to access additional routine GP, nurse, and allied health professional appointments outside the normal 8am-6.30pm weekday opening hours.
These hours are:
- Monday – 7.30am – 7:30pm
- Tuesday – 7.30am – 8am
To book, please contact the GP Surgery and the reception team will be able to discuss an appointment.
These appointments are open to all patients registered at a practice within our PCN area. The appointment may not be available at your practice should you wish for a specific day, however we endeavour to find you an appointment either with your GP practice or one close by.
Improving Access to General Practices
Lincoln Healthcare Partnership is part of a national effort to provide sufficient routine appointments at evenings and weekends to meet the needs of our population alongside access to out of hours and urgent care services.
This has been an NHS England priority, because whilst public satisfaction with general practice has remained high, in recent years patients have increasingly reported, through the GP Patient Survey, more difficulty in accessing services including a decline in good overall experience of making an appointment in general practice.
We strive to provide access to the right person, providing the right care, in the right place at the right time by providing routine evening and weekend appointments with a GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Practice Nurse.
The new service is part of an extended access service which has been commissioned by Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).