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Date: 23 January 2019
People who need to see a GP or practice nurse urgently in Redbridge can book appointments on weekday evenings, weekends and bank holidays this winter.
With late evening and weekend appointments at our GP Hubs you can arrange to be seen quickly at a time that is convenient to you. Same day, urgent appointments are available every weekday evening between 6.30pm and 10pm, and between 8am and 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
These appointments can be booked by calling your own GP practice as usual during working hours, calling the booking line directly on 020 3770 1888, or by calling NHS 111.
GP hubs in Redbridge where these appointments are available are below, you can’t simply walk in to these, but anyone registered with a GP in Redbridge can book an appointment:
If you need medical help fast and your surgery is closed, you can call NHS 111 Clinical Assessment service on 1 1 1 at any time of day or night. GPs, nurses and pharmacists can provide high-quality assessments, advice and treatment over the phone. They can also book you an appointment with the most appropriate NHS service if you need one, or prescribe medicines over the phone.
It is much better for people whose condition is not urgent to use these services to see a GP or another health professional than to visit A&E. This ensures that those who genuinely need life-saving emergency treatment can receive it as quickly as possible.
Dr Anil Mehta, GP and NHS Redbridge CCG chair: “We understand our patients are leading increasingly busy lives and there is now much more demand to be able to see a GP or nurse urgently outside normal working hours.
“Having services later in the evening, and at weekends and bank holidays, makes it easier for people to be seen more quickly and at a time that better suits them, and this even includes being able to see a GP on Christmas day.”