Our practice is part of a new pilot programme to try and improve access to primary care at evenings and weekends. Four local practices will be providing appointments on behalf of all GP surgeries in Tower Hamlets between 6.30 and 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday during the pilot.
Our Locality Hub is at the Barkantine Practice, 121 Westferry Rd, Isle of Dogs, London E14 8JE
The appointments could be with a doctor or a nurse and might be booked for you by your own GP practice or the GP Out of Hours Service if you need to call them when your practice is closed.
If you are given an appointment at one of the hubs and you need to cancel it please call the practice on 020 7363 1111 or if the practice is closed please call GP Out of Hours who can cancel the appointment for you on 0300 033 5000
Please note that the hubs will operate a similar policy to our practice and if you are more than 10 minute late for your appointment you may not be seen.
We are aiming for the appointments to mostly be provided by local GPs although it may not be staff from this practice when you visit.
The doctors will have access to your medical records, but only if you give your consent.
What this means is that you may find if you call Island Health or Out Of Hours you are offered an appointment at a practice other than the one you are registered at in the evenings or on Saturday or Sunday if that is more convenient for you.
This is an opportunity to try and help working people who may struggle with taking time out during the week for some routine appointments but we are being careful to consider where continuity of care is important and therefore there will be a limited number of conditions that we are able to book into these appointments.
This is a trial, it will be carefully monitored and if you do attend an appointment at one of these hubs you may be asked for your feedback so we can improve the service for the future.