Improved Access

Do you find it difficult to get to the surgery during normal working hours?

You can now pre-book appointments each evening between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm (Monday to Friday) or at the weekend on a Saturday morning with one of the practices in West Somerset. If you would like an evening or Saturday morning appointment please ask one of our reception team for more information.


Where will the appointment take place?

Local practices are working together across West Somerset to deliver improved access to routine appointments in the evenings and at weekends.  Appointments are provided by the practices on a rota basis for patients of our shared practice lists.

The West Somerset PCN are working together to provide improved services for patient care. These practices are:

Dunster & Porlock Surgeries, Exmoor Medical Centre, Minehead Medical Centre and West Somerset Healthcare.

You may choose to attend a neighbouring GP surgery to access an appointment at a time to suit your needs.


How do I make an appointment?

West Somerset patients can book one of these appointments by talking to the Receptionist at their own GP practice during normal opening hours.

We regularly provide evening appointments every week but if one of these appointments does not suit your needs then please just speak with a member of our reception team.  We can help you arrange to be seen at one of the other practices in West Somerset on an evening that we do not provide appointments or on a Saturday morning. The Receptionist will advise you of the time and location of your appointment.

Health staff working evenings and weekends will have access to your medical records and will be able to provide the same high standard of care as patients would expect during normal opening times.

Exmoor Medical Centre currently provide late doctor telephone appointments on each Monday evening and some other evenings through the week from 6.30 to 8pm.