And it will offer a “drop-in service” for unregistered patients.
The 8am to 8pm, all-year-round GP-led practice, opens in Dewsbury.
It will be run by Local Care Direct (LCD), one of the country’s largest community-owned health organisations.
Following a tender process, primary care group NHS Kirklees, awarded the contract to LCD to run the practice, which will include a range of GP services.
The School House Practice at Dewsbury Health Centre, Wellington Road, will provide a much-needed GP service in an area of the district, which is already stretched.
The new practice, which is due to open on March 1, will give local people better access to GPs and other healthcare professionals.
There are approximately 58,469 people living in Dewsbury.
Currently, 33 GPs work in 14 practices in the area.
The average number of patients per GP practice in Dewsbury is 2,484 compared to other parts of Kirklees where it is 1,935.
The new development will provide a ‘traditional’ GP practice for registered patients.
There will also be booked appointments for non-registered patients from across the Kirklees area, who find it convenient to attend the new Dewsbury practice and the chance to see a doctor or other health professional without an appointment for both registered and non-registered patients.
The centre will also offer child health services, screening, vaccination and healthy living and support services.
Dr David Anderson, a local GP who chairs the Professional Executive Committee at NHS Kirklees, said: “This development will provide an opportunity to bring more GP services to Dewsbury.
“Up to 3,000 patients will be able to register at the School House Practice and, with the extended opening hours, they will have a greater choice of appointment times than ever before. This is consistent with the NHS Kirklees’ strategic priorities, which include making sure that services are available as close as possible to people’s homes and encouraging new and innovative ways of delivering services”.