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About the Extended Hours Service at GP Hubs

COVID-19 Update:

The hubs have been suspended during the pandemic. There is now one central clinic based in Clinic 3 at Royal London Hospital working alongside the Urgent Treatment Centre and GP Out of Hours. Your GP Practice may book an appointment for you there to see a GP, nurse or for a blood test.

The central clinic is located on the Royal London Hospital site in Clinic 3 on Stepney Way. It is in the block directly behind the main one and has its own entrance.

If you are given an appointment please arrive promptly at your appointment time, do not arrive early.

Please note that only patients will be admitted and up to one parent/carer where necessary.

Extended Hours Service

Every practice in Tower Hamlets can offer appointments out of normal business hours during the week and at weekends through four hubs, listed below.

To see a GP or practice nurse:  

  • Blithehale Hub - Blithehale Medical Centre
  • Strouts Place Hub - Strouts Place Medical Centre
  • East One Hub - East One Health Centre
  • Harley Grove Hub - Harley Grove Medical Centre
  • Gough Walk Hub - Gough Walk Practice
 

To see an Independent Pharmacy Prescriber:

  • Bromley-by-Bow - St Andrews Health Centre  
  • Shadwell - East 1 Health Centre  

Situations and health issues which Hub appointments do NOT cover

Please not that Hub appointments are not available for the following:

  • Private Medicals & Home Visits
  • Long term/chronic medical certificates (greater than two weeks)
  • Minor Surgery
  • Routine reviews for long terms conditions (these should be booked with a nurse or pharmacist where appropriate)
  • All non-core NHS letters (e.g. housing benefits)
  • Any non-core NHS services (e.g. travel immunisation and medicals)
  • Patients with serious mental health issues or who require continuity of care
  • Conditions likely to require MRIs being ordered

Nurse appointments which can be booked at a Hub

Nurse appointments can be booked for:

  • Complex wound care
  • Contraception initiation
  • Sexual health check-up
  • Asthma review
  • Ear syringing

Booking

Booking is through your own practice.

Please contact your registered GP surgery to book in appointments at the locality hubs.