Extended Access to Primary Care

February 20, 2018


There are now more routine primary care appointments available making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you in the evenings and at weekends.

The Extended Access Service is an extension of your usual primary care practice. It is not a walk-in service – you need to make an appointment via your own GP practice.

The Extended Access Service is located at Mowbray Square Medical Centre in Harrogate.  You can get appointments there up until 8pm on weekdays and also on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Appointments are available with GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, nurses, Healthcare assistants and pharmacists.


To download an information leaflet about the service click here.

Closed for training

We will be closed for training in 2018 on these dates between 1pm – 6pm:  Tuesday 5 June and Wednesday 10 October 2018.   You can contact NHS 111 if you need medical help when the surgery is closed.

Bank Holiday Closures

The next Bank Holidays when the surgery will be closed are Monday 28 May and Monday 27 August.

New Service – Minor Eye Problems

There is a free NHS service available from a number of local opticians.  If you have a recent problem with your eyes – such as soreness, red eyes or visual disturbance – you can be assessed and treated by the local Minor Eye Conditions Service.

Other conditions that can be seen under this service include dry eye, or gritty and uncomfortable eyes, ingrowing eyelashes, foreign body in the eye, significant recent sticky discharge from the eye, or watery eye.  You need to be over 18 and registered with a local GP to use this service.

Local participating practices:

Catherine Veen Opticians 16 Victoria Avenue 01423 520888; M Procter Opticians 16 Parliament Street 01423531700;  Christopher Nixon Opticians 35 High St Starbeck 01423 812717; Eyecatchers 87a Skipton Road 01423 568083; Boots Opticians 26 Cambridge St 01423 530335.  To make an appointment, call one of the above for an assessment.

Harrogate District Hospital

Harrogate District Hospital is experiencing unprecedented high levels of admissions and would ask members of the public to only use the A&E Department if emergency medical attention is needed. We would always encourage the public to consider using other services that are available to ensure that patients with emergency conditions can be seen as soon as possible.

For patients with non-emergency symptoms please visit your community Pharmacist for advice or look online for advice at https://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx

If you feel you need medical attention but are unsure where to turn, please contact NHS 111.  If you feel that you do need to see a clinician, please consider ringing your GP practice to book an appointment with them or request an appointment at the extended hours Primary Care Hubs in Harrogate (as mentioned above) which are open on Saturday morning. NHS 111 is still available when the practice is closed if you feel you need out of hours non-emergency medical help and advice.