New out-of-hours GP provider appointed in Northamptonshire

A new provider for the GP out of hours service has been appointed by the Northamptonshire CCGs (Corby CCG and Nene CCG).

Friday, 29th March 2019, 8:50 pm
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From Monday (April 1) DHU Health Care will be operating the service for patients registered with a Northamptonshire GP.

Dr Emma Donnelly, clinical lead for urgent care, said: "The GP Out of Hours service provides a valuable service for patients who require urgent support from a GP when their practice is closed, including patients living in nursing and residential homes, and end-of-life patients requiring urgent support.

“We want to assure patients requiring access to an out of hours GP that they will still be able to access the same high-quality service they always have.“

Patients who urgently require a GP outside of core practice hours such as evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays and cannot wait until their practice re-opens will be able to access the service by calling NHS 111.