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Improving Access to General Practice Services (IAGPS)

The purpose of IAGPS is to allow Practices to open for URGENT patients over the weekend.

In conjunction with the 111 Out of Hours service, Dorset CCG and Christchurch Locality, we are currently working to facilitate access to GPs at weekends.  Patients requiring on the day, urgent access to a GP can telephone 111.  111 assess the patients needs and if necessary, can book an appointment in an IAGPS clinic with the appropriate clinician. These clinics are held in rotation across the Christchurch Locality. 


Christchurch Medical Practice has now been in operation since October 2017, formerly being The Barn Surgery, Burton and Bransgore Medical Centres and The Orchard Surgery. Christchurch Medical Practice [CMP] operates from locations in Purewell as well as Burton and Bransgore – all surgery buildings remain operational.  While we are still in a period of transition as we develop more streamlined methods of working, our deep routed philosophy of providing excellent care for our patients remains at the core of what we do.  We are very proud to be the largest locality provider, caring for over 22,000 patients within the Christchurch area.

There is information through the web page on how you might register for the CMP Patient Participation Group [PPG], whether this is attending PPG meetings or if you would like to be part of the virtual PPG. Please let us know through the forms included in ‘Have Your Say’ if you would like to be involved.

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