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Tuesday 20 March 2018

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Huddersfield practices to offer evening and weekend appointments

Monday 19th March 2018

Some GP practices in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire will start offering evening and weekend appointments, the commissioning body has announced.

NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will offer these extra appointments from 31 March in a bid to help reduce pressures on both general practices and hospital emergency departments, while giving patients a convenient choice to access GP appointments out-of-hours.

Management in Practice asked NHS Greater...

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