From 1st October 2018 Medway residents will be provided with extended access to GP services. This means there will be more appointments available to see GPs and other primary care practitioners, including at evenings and weekends. This change is line with a national plan to extend access to general practice across the country.

Medway CCG is working with GP practices to decide how, where and when to deliver the extended service. We want to hear from patients, families and staff to help us make sure our plans work for people who use GP practices in Medway.

Come to our patient and public workshop on 18th July, 18:30 – 20:30 to listen to our proposals and give us your views on getting GP appointments, the location of additional primary care hours and making more use of digital services in GPs. Please reserve your place here

Improving access to primary care is key to the Medway Model and our plans for local care across Kent and Medway. The national GP Forward View (April 2016) set the ambition to extend access to GPs across England, and the NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance (February 2018) set guidance for all CCGs. 

We are also establishing care navigators across GP practices who will help people get to the right services for them and practices are also working together to agree how they can work together on a larger scale to deliver services for people.

Give us your views!

Please tell us what you think should happen to improve access to primary care services, whether you think there should be more appointments in the evenings, weekends or during the daytime, whether you would mind going to a different location to see a GP at a convenient time. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your views.