This page is a printable version of: http://www.haveringccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/gp-appointments.htm
Date: 20 October 2017
If you have an ongoing, non-urgent injury or illness, you should see your GP.
Many GPs are open longer hours now – including early morning, late evenings and Saturdays. You can book an appointment up to two weeks in advance, and usually get seen within 48 hours. GPs can offer emergency appointments in some cases.
Click here to find your nearest GP service.
To help more people who need to be seen urgently by a local doctor same day appointments are available every weekday evening between 6.30pm and 10pm, and 8am and 8pm on weekends. The appointments are available to everyone registered with a GP in Havering.
You can call the service directly on 020 3770 1888 between 2pm and 9pm on weekdays and between 9am and 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays all year round for an appointment. NHS 111 can also book you into a GP hub if you need an urgent appointment.
The two GP hubs where the urgent appointments are available are at North Street Medical Care in Romford and Rosewood Medical Centre in Hornchurch.
To make it even easier to be seen, it is now possible to book appointments for Friday evening, Saturdays and Sundays from Thursdays each week, rather than on the day. Appointments must be booked in advance, you can’t ‘walk in’ or turn up without an appointment on the day.
The GPs can see and update your records in the appointment so it is no different to seeing a doctor at your usual practice.
Local resident Dawn Freeman has used the service and would recommend it to others:
“When I called they were able to book an urgent appointment for just three hours later. We were seen on time, so weren’t hanging around, which I was impressed with. If the service didn’t exist I would have gone to A&E which would have meant waiting a long time to be seen.
“I think it’s a really good service, and I’d recommend people think about using it. I didn’t mind that I wasn’t seeing my own GP, I was glad we could see a doctor when we needed to. It felt you were getting a more personalised service than going to A&E.”
If your GP surgery is closed and you need medical attention that cannot wait, you can contact the GP Out of Hours team by calling NHS 111. This service is provided by the Partnership of East London Co-operatives (PELC) Ltd.