The practice is one of 2 sites currently open across the city hosting out of hours appointments to support primary care in Sheffield, it operates 6 pm to 10 pm weekdays and 10 am to 6 pm weekends.
Patients come to the practice from the surrounding area, but this service has no impact on the care of our registered patients as it is a completely separate service.
If you have called the practice, if the practice is closed and you are directed to the out of hours service, or you call 111 and you need to see a doctor or nurse urgently, you may be offered an appointment at one of the sites.
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The opening of the practice for evenings and weekends is part of a wider programme across the city to improve access to primary care. Woodhouse, along with five other practices in other parts of the city and a further site at the Northern General Hospital, are open for extended hours in the evening and weekends for urgent, booked appointments.
The initial selection of the sites was made by asking all the GP practices in the city to consider being one of the four sites planned. At this stage any practice that was interested in providing the service was given a set of criteria to demonstrate suitability. Whilst there was no specific public consultation at this stage with any local communities, because no decisions had been made as to where the sites would be, public and patients have been involved from the outset through the Citizens Reference Group and Healthwatch.
The criteria for selecting the sites did include accessibility to public transport links and adequate parking and disabled access.