The 121,000 patients registered with Stroud and Berkeley Vale practices are now benefitting from more choice and convenience in booking urgent requests to see a GP.

From early December, additional same day appointments became available each week at Stroud General Hospital and The Vale Hospital in Dursley.

These appointments are for people who really need to see a doctor that day. This initiative will enable the 18 GP surgeries in the area, who are involved in the Choice+ pilot, to spend more time with patients who need more planned support e.g. those with long term conditions.

The initiative also offers extended hours appointments on weekday evenings with slots available at Stroud General Hospital and The Vale Hospital on Saturday mornings.

Patients can book Choice+ appointments by calling their own GP surgery in the normal way.