GP practices extend hours to meet winter demand

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Nine GP practices across Glossop and Tameside extended their opening hours to meet the unprecedented demand for health services this winter.

Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) agreed with the practices to run additional clinics over three weekends this month.

Surgeries including Simmondley Medical Practice, Manor House Surgery and Hadfield Medical Centre, are also taking part in an innovative programme to ensure patients who need urgent care are seen earlier in the day, including those who need to be seen at home. This will lead to those in need being admitted to hospital sooner, with evidence showing that the length of stay in hospital is significantly reduced if patients are admitted early enough.