Over 100,000 Gloucester patients have now benefited from more choice and convenience in booking urgent requests to see a GP.

From October 2014, 300 same day appointments have been available each week at two city health centres for use by those who really need to see a doctor that day, but their own surgery doesn’t have an available slot.

This has freed up time in twelve local GP surgeries involved in the Choice+ pilot and more time is available for patients needing more planned support e.g. patients with long term conditions

The popular service is being expanded with an extra 200 urgent appointments a week being added so that the service is available to all 165,000 patients and available on Saturdays.