GP practices have joined forces to provide extended hours for patients.
Coastal Medical Group, Meadowside, Strawberry Gardens Medical Practice, Westgate Medical Practice and York Bridge Surgery are all taking part in the Opening Doors pilot scheme to offer primary care services from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.
During weekends, they are working with the out-of-hours service, a same day minor injury/illness service, the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and the district nursing service to avoid the need to attend A and E.
A GP, working from the same base as the out of hours service and other partners, will receive calls from patients contacting their regular practice.
The 8-8 service can be contacted on 01524 519828.