GP Enhanced Access

Enhanced Access services aim to provide additional appointments across the weekday and weekend to make healthcare more accessible. We also aim to provide new and innovative services that will benefit our patients and practices. 

Acute Illness Hubs

Acute Illness Hubs are based at Ashford, Chertsey, Woking and Walton Health Centre. Weekday clinics run from 09:30-20:30 and Saturday clinics from 09:00-17:00. These are extended access appointments which help to support GP practices and provide more flexible face to face appointments for patients.

Dermatology Photohub

This service is available to all patients registered with SASSE GP surgeries who have suspicious lesions. The dermatology photohub service streamlines the dermatology two week wait cancer referral pathway and allows patients to be seen in the right clinic first time. These clinics run 09:00-15:00 on Mondays and Thursdays at Staines Health Centre.

Saturday Morning Nurse and Phlebotomy Appointments

NICS provides nurse and phlebotomy appointments on Saturday mornings. Phlebotomy appointments are based in GP Acute Illness Clinics at Chertsey, Woking, Ashford and Fort House Surgery, Walton and are available for all registered patients aged over 16 years.

First Contact Physiotherapy

First Contact Physio appointments are available to all NICS patients aged over 18 years. If you have back or neck pain, or any other muscular or skeletal pain, then a detailed assessment by an experienced physiotherapist may help you. Appointments are made through GP referral and are held either by phone or over a digital platform.  

Paramedic Home Visiting Service

This service runs Monday to Friday from 09:00-18:00. The paramedic home visiting service aims to support GP practices by visiting housebound patients.

Respiratory Service

The NICS respiratory service includes spirometry and FeNO diagnostic services, including interpretation of results if requested by the practice. Both spirometry and FeNO services are offered to patients aged 5 years and over. NICS respiratory service is based in the GP Acute Illness Clinics at Woking and Ashford as well as Shepperton and Fort House Surgery in Walton.

Frequently Asked Questions

To book any Extended Access Services go through your local GP practice. 

You will receive confirmation of your Improved Access appointment by text message. You can cancel this appointment by replying to this text message prior to your appointment.

You will be seen by an experienced GP or nurse, but it is unlikely that you will see your own GP or nurse.

Your medial record will, with consent, be available to the GP, nurse or physiotherapist that sees you, to ensure they have the information they need to give you the best possible care.