Local NHS physiotherapist, Steven Swindell, based at Audley Mills surgery in Rayleigh is featured in a new national NHS campaign that promotes a range of healthcare professionals that are now working at some GP surgeries and in the wider community to help local residents get the right care when they need it.
Recent figures show local residents are accessing more evening and weekend appointments with a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant at more convenient times when they call their local practice. These extended access appointments have proved extremely popular.
Appointments are available from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Monday to Friday and from 9:00am - 3:00pm on the weekends and public holidays.
NHS Castle Point and Rochford and NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are helping local GP practices meet the demand of services to ensure patients get the right care this Winter.
One of the clinical roles introduced in GP practices across Castle Point, Rochford and Southend is that of Paramedic to support GPs to spend more time with patients who need them most – especially when demand is higher in the Winter months.