Suffolk GP+ is being run by Suffolk GP Federation and is staffed by a rota of Suffolk GPs and Nurse Practitioners. The service runs at Riverside Clinic in Ipswich and at Swan Surgery in Bury St Edmunds.
The service is primarily for residents in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds but appointments are made available for residents living further afield if they wish to travel. There are no self-referrals and appointments can only be made via a patient’s own local GP practice.
Over fifty local Suffolk GPs have signed up to the Suffolk GP+ bank of doctors. They are continuing to work for their own GP practices in the county while also working two or three additional shifts per month for Suffolk GP+. There are four or five doctors and a nurse practitioner on each Suffolk GP+ shift.
Approximately 20,000 additional GP appointments are being offered over the course of the NHS pilot, with 24 appointments on week-day evenings and 150 on weekends and Bank Holidays.
The NHS 111 medical helpline and GP Out-of-Hours services are also collaborating with Suffolk GP+ to enable booking of some patients for appointments within the Suffolk GP+ opening times if appropriate.
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