The South Tees Access and Response (STAR) scheme has been set up by GPs to improve access to their services outside the current core hours for patients needing urgent care or advice.
Patients can now see or speak to a GP urgently on weekdays (6.30-9.30pm), weekends and Bank Holidays (8am – 8pm).
Patients wanting to see a GP can access the service by ringing NHS 111 – the urgent care helpline. A GP will then call you back to offer advice or an appointment at the surgery.
It is now possible for patients to book appointments directly at one of the hubs within the area. This service is only available for patients who have a registered GP within the South Tees area. To book an appointment directly please visit http://www.starappointment.co.uk/booking/
More information can be found at http://www.southteesaccessresponse.nhs.uk/
You can also view a short video about the STAR & other services here.