Primary Care Access Pilot

The Primary Care Urgent Access service came to the end of its scheduled pilot phase on Thursday 31st March 2016. The Primary Care Urgent Access evaluation report is now available in the download section below.

Extra evening and weekend GP appointments are now available to Enfield patients thanks to a new scheme to improve access in primary care.

As part of the national ambition to provide access to primary healthcare 8am-8pm, 7 days a week by 2020, NHS Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned the Primary Care Urgent Access service. This is a six month pilot running from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016 and providing a total of 15,000 additional GP appointments which will be available 4pm-8pm Mondays to Fridays and 9am–5.30pm on Saturdays.  

The appointments are available to all patients registered with an Enfield GP practice, from two GP access hubs: Evergreen Primary Care Centre in Edmonton and Green Lanes Surgery in Winchmore Hill. The service is an extension of Enfield GP practices – providing more appointments both in hours and also outside of normal opening hours to give patients improved access to GPs. Patients can access this service by:

  • calling direct on 020 8887 8343 (available 11am - 5pm Monday to Saturday) or,
  • calling NHS111 by simply dialling 111, or
  • asking your GP practice to refer you if they are unable to offer you an appointment within 48 hours.

Dr Mo Abedi, a local GP and Chair of Enfield CCG, said:

"Enfield CCG is supporting this initiative to help improve access to GPs and to reduce pressure on busy A