As part of a new service commissioned by the NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), residents in Kensington, Chelsea, Queen’s Park, and Paddington can now access 7 days a week GP and nursing services.
The two new state of the art hubs, the Violet Melchett Clinic in Chelsea, and St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing near Ladbroke Grove, are now accepting referrals for GP and practice nursing services.
Part of larger plans to consolidate more of the care offered by practices into more convenient, community settings, the new hubs closely reflect the type of environment offered by GP clinics.
Dr Fiona Butler, chair of West London CCG, said: “We are proud to say that our patients now have access to a GP, or a practice nurse, seven days a week, including weekday evenings, at the Violet Melchett Clinic and at the St Charles Integrated Care Centre.”
Dr Butler adds “from our conversations with local people, we expect this to be popular, as it provides convenient medical care in a local setting.”
To make an evening or weekend appointment at one of the hubs, patients should contact the nearest practice who will help to book a convenient time slot. Among the services available are: routine check-ups, small wound care, sexual health care, and most vaccinations. The new weekend hub opening hours are: Saturday 8am – 4pm & Sunday 9am – 1pm.
The two new hubs can be found at the following locations:
Violet Melchett Clinic
30 Flood Walk
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing