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The CHoC Enhanced Access service (CHEA) provides evening and weekend pre-bookable routine appointments with GPs, Nurses and Pharmacists in Cumbria, which makes it easier for you to get a routine appointment at a time that suits you.

The NHS 111 and the CHoC Out of Hours service is still available for unplanned primary health care needs.

You can read the Patient Information leaflet for the service in the North here. A leaflet for the service in South Cumbria is available here.

Appointments are available from 6.30pm on weekday evenings and from 8am on weekends. Please see the interactive map below to see the locations and times available near you.

Anyone registered with a GP practice in Cumbria. Temporary residents can also access the service, however they would need to be registered as a temporary resident at a Cumbrian GP practice in order to access the service.

A CHEA appointment is just like an appointment at your own GP practice, they are for routine primary care health needs.

You will be seen by experienced GPs, nurses and pharmacists but it is unlikely you will be seen by your own GP or practice nurse.  If you would prefer to see your usual GP or practice nurse please book an appointment with your usual GP practice during their normal hours.

You can request to have a CHEA appointment via your GP surgery.

If urgent care is required out of your normal GP hours please call 111.  If your need is life threatening please call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.

The service uses EMIS Web Remote Consultation which ensures that the consultation is entered directly onto your patient records held by the GP.

To cancel your appointment you can either ring your GP surgery or CHoC on 03000 247 247.

Did you know that there are some free NHS health services you can access without needing an appointment with your GP? This is called self-referral and could help you find the care you need quicker and more easily than getting an appointment through your surgery or local extended access. Click on the appropriate form to download the latest version. Instructions on completing the form and where to send it are on the individual forms.


NCIC IMSK Self Referral Form (over 18’s only) v4.1 Blank


Podiatry Referral Form