Tower Hamlets Urgent Treatment Centre: When it’s URGENT but not life-threatening
When it comes to accessing medical care that’s urgent but not life-threatening, people in Tower Hamlets now only need to do one thing; call NHS 111 (free, even from mobile phones) who will direct callers to the most appropriate service.
The UTC service is located in Clinic 1 at The Royal London Hospital’s Cavell Entrance on Stepney Way. It offers GP-led healthcare 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Tower Hamlets UTC is equipped to diagnose and deal with many of the most common ailments people attend A&E for, including:
Strains and sprains | minor head injuries | cuts and grazes | Bites and stings | mild burns | skin infections and rashes | coughs and colds | Abdominal pain and many other non-life threatening issues.
Patients who go to The Royal London Hospital A&E department with non-life-threatening illnesses will be assessed and directed to the UTC, a three-minute walk across the hospital from A&E.
Appointments can be booked by calling NHS 111. When calling NHS 111 call handlers, supported by a clinical team, will assess the patient ..
The UTC centre is open 24hrs, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.