‘Your surgery can offer you an appointment to see a GP or other healthcare professional quickly, if necessary. However, if it is more convenient, you can also book appointments in advance.

Patients in the B&NES area can, from 1st October 2018, also book appointments with a local GP or Nurse in the evening and at the weekend in a B&NES general practice hub, provided by an organisation called BEMS (BANES Enhanced Medical Services), which is a GP federation whose members are all the GP Practices in B&NES.

Ask your surgery receptionist for more details about what this service can offer or if you wish to book an appointment with this service’.