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Choice+ is a daily allocation of weekday evening and weekend appointments for sudden onset minor illness (such as sore throats, viruses, back pain, etc).

They are bookable through Overton Park and are available with GPs throughout the county, including here at the Surgery and at the St Paul's Medical Centre and the Healthy Living Centre in Cheltenham.

It is up to you whether you accept a Choice+ appointment when offered. Using these appointments frees our GPs and Nurse Practitioners to offer continuity of care to patients with chronic conditions.

About Choice+ Clinics


Choice+ clinics are funded by the Prime Minister’s GP Access Fund to help people who need same day appointments. There is a Choice+ clinic in every area of Gloucestershire. Overton Park is now a Choice+ clinic, but you can go to whichever clinic is most convenient for you. The clinics are staffed by experienced local GPs. Clinics are open every day of the week, including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Evening appointments are also available.


How do I access a Choice+ clinic?

Ring your GP practice as normal. A nurse or GP will take some brief details of your medical problem and offer a Choice+ appointment if this would be suitable for you. You may also be offered a Choice+ appointment if you attend a Minor Injury & Illness Unit at a community hospital.


What sort of problems are suitable for Choice+?

Choice+ is suitable for people with medical problems that are new - such as tonsillitis - or that have got worse, for example someone with COPD (also known as emphysema) who may have a chest infection that needs treating quickly.


Are there problems that are not suitable for Choice+?

Usually, if you have already seen your own GP about a problem, or the appointment is about a long-term medical condition, it would be more appropriate if you continue to see your own GP who already knows about your condition, including tests and treatments that you have received.   There are some exceptions – for example, if your long term condition, such as COPD or asthma, has temporarily got worse due to a chest infection, Choice+ will usually be able to help. When you ring your GP surgery, the doctor or nurse who speaks to you will be able to advise whether Choice+ is suitable for you.


Do Choice+ clinics have access to my medical records?

At the moment, Choice+ doctors do not automatically have access to full medical records. Choice+ clinics use a computer clinical system called SystmOne, as do many GP surgeries (including Overton Park).  We suggest that you share your GP electronic record out so that clinicians can see your full record. The Receptionist will also ask if this is okay when you arrive for your appointment.  Please see here for more information about sharing your patient record with other clinical organizations to enable safe and timely care whenever you need it.


Does my own GP know what has happened at my Choice+ appointment?

When you come to a Choice+ clinic, you will be asked if you are happy for a record of your appointment to be sent to your own GP. Provided you say yes, a summary of the appointment will be sent to your own doctor.

Gloucestershire Choice+ Clinics


Gloucester Health Access Centre

Eastgate St



Matson Lane Surgery

4 Matson Lane




Healthy Living Centre

Hesters Way Resource Centre

Cassin Drive


GL51 7SU

St Paul’s Medical Centre

121 Swindon Road


GL50 4DP

Overton Park Surgery

Overton Park Road


GL50 3BP


Mythe Medical Practice

Jesmond House Surgery

Chance Street


GL20 5RF

Corse and Staunton Surgery

Gloucester Road


GL19 3RB

South Cotswold

Cirencester Community Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit (MiU)

Tetbury Road



Hilary Cottage Surgery

Keble Lawns



Stroud and The Vale

Stroud Community Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit (MiU)

Trinity Road



Vale Community Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit (MiU)

Lister Road


GL11 4BA

Forest Of Dean

Dilke Memorial Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit (MiU)

Speech House Road


GL14 3HX

Lydney Community Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit (MiU)

Grove Road


GL15 5JE 

North Cotswold

Cotswold Medical Practice

Moore Rd



GL54 2AZ

Four Shires Medical Centre

Stow Road



GL56 0DS

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