Improved Access Service
Our aim is to make it easier and more convenient for patients to see a GP by providing more appointments at certain surgeries across the Stroud area. These will be known as Improved Access Appointments. Patients can book to be seen regardless of which Surgery they are registered at. These appointments can only be offered to patients registered with one of the Stroud Improved Access Surgeries.
The Stroud Improved Access Surgeries hosting these extra appointments are:
- Beeches Green Surgery
- Frampton Surgery
- Frithwood Surgery
- High Street Medical Centre
- Locking Hill Surgery
- Minchinhampton Surgery
- Painswick Surgery
- Price’s Mill Surgery
- Rowcroft Medical Centre
- Stroud Valleys Family Practice
All appointments need to be pre-booked, either in advance or on the day.
This is not a walk in service and does not replace the service provided by our local Minor Injuries Unit or A&E.
How to book an Improved Access Appointment
Request an appointment with your GP Surgery as normal. Your surgery will offer you an appointment based on what is available. If you choose an Improved Access Appointment, the reception staff will tell you where the clinic is being held and the times of the available appointments. If this is convenient an appointment will be booked for you.
It is very likely the appointment will not be with your usual GP, and the GP you see will be from another surgery. You will be asked for your consent for your medical record to be accessed by the GP you see. Information about your consultation will be entered into your record and your usual GP will be able to see this.
The reception staff will ask you for a brief indication of why you want to be seen. This is not because they are being intrusive, but in some cases it may be better for you to see your own GP or other health professional and they are simply trying to ensure the most appropriate appointment is booked for you. This is to avoid wasting your time and to allow these Improved Access appointments to be used to maximum advantage for all Stroud area patients.