GP Access Hub appointments

When the GP Practice is fully booked, we may arrange for an appointment with the Harness PCN GP Access Hub, that also provides care for our patients. Appointments at the GP Hub are available during the weekday evenings, weekends and also bank holidays. Monday to Friday from 6.30pm to 8pm Saturday & Sunday from 8am

Clinical Commissioning Group

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission most of the Hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible.

Commissioning involves deciding what services are needed for diverse local populations, and ensuring that they are provided.

CCGs are assured by NHS England, which retains responsibility for commissioning primary care services such as GP and Dental services, as well as some specialised Hospital services. Many GP services are now co-commissioned with CCGs.

All GP practices now belong to a CCG, but CCGs also include other Health Professionals, such as nurses.

Services CCGs commission include:

  • most planned Hospital care
  • rehabilitative care
  • urgent and emergency care (including out-of-hours)
  • most community health services
  • mental health and learning disability services