Extended Access

Access to GP Appointments is Improving

GP Practice Opening Hours

 GP practices in Bassetlaw are normally open from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday

Some practices already open earlier or later than that on some days and may also provide services on a Saturday. They will continue to offer this to their patients.

From October 1st 2018 all patients in Bassetlaw will have access to some extra GP & Nurse appointments, during the evenings (6.30pm – 8pm) and at weekends.

Bassetlaw GP practices are working in partnership to deliver some of these evening and weekend appointments so you may be offered an appointment at a different surgery to your normal one.

To access any of these appointments you should call your normal GP practice who can arrange it for you.

For more detail  go on their website or http://www.bassetlawccg.nhs.uk


How it works

The Retford and local village GP practices have joined together to provide evening and weekend extended access. Three sites will host the extended access across the week.  ANY PATIENTcan book any of the appointments. Book in by contacting your own practice.

Extended Access Appointments Available:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Kingfisher Family Practice


6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tuxford Medical Centre


6:30pm – 8:00pm

Riverside Health Centre


6:30pm – 8:00pm

Riverside Health Centre


6:30pm – 8:00pm

Crown House Surgery


6:30pm – 8:00pm

Riverside Health Centre


8:30am – 12:30pm

Phone consultation by Riverside Health Centre



To improve access to GP services the extended access appointments will be delivered by a variety of clinical staff i.e. GP’s, advanced nurse practitioners, practice nurses, health care assistants and other community staff.

The aim is for patients to experience the same level of care, even though they may attend a different surgery and see different healthcare professionals.

To book an appointment please contact the Surgery