Extended Access

Hannage Brook Medical Centre is working with a group of local practices to provide a GP extended access service.

As a group of practices with Ashbourne Medical Centre, Brailsford and Hulland Medical Centre, and The Surgery Clifton Road, we will be offering appointments at various locations at extended hours to better support the needs of our patient population.

The service is available from:

  • Monday to Friday: 18:30 – 20:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 12:00

These extended access appointments are available for all patients registered at the above practices and are provided at the following locations:

  • Ashbourne Medical Practice, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1DR
  • Hannage Brook Medical Centre, Water Lane, Wirksworth, DE4 4JG
  • Brailsford and Hulland Medical Centre, The Green, Brailsford, DE6 3BX
  • The Surgery, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1RR
  • St Oswalds Hospital, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1DR

Extended access appointments MUST be pre-booked by contacting your registered practice. When you are booking this type of appointment the receptionist will ask the nature of the problem (to ensure that you are booked with the appropriate clinician), and will also request your consent to share your medical record with the clinician undertaking the appointment. Without both the nature of the problem and your consent to share your medical record we unfortunately will not be able to offer you an extended access appointment.

We are not able to see any walk-in patients during extended access sessions; only patients that are booked in by their registered practice will be seen.

How do I access the service?

The provision of this service is only available to patients who are registered with one of the 4 surgeries within the South Dales locality.

Appointments are made via the patient’s own GP surgery and are available to patients who are unable to access appointments during normal surgery hours or when surgery appointments are fully booked.

What conditions can be treated?

The hubs are designed to treat patients with acute minor ailments who require a face-to-face clinical assessment in order to be treated appropriately. It will be primarily GP and Nurse Practitioner appointments.

Patients who cannot be seen:

  • Babies under 12 weeks old
  • Pregnancy-related problems
  • Chronic disease or long-term condition management that requires continuity of care
  • Severe mental health problems
  • Patients identified with a potentially life-threatening medical condition which requires referral to urgent or emergency care settings
  • Walk-in patients