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Welcome to the Limehouse Practice

We are based in Gill Street Health Centre and have some of the best healthcare professionals working here.

New GP Partner!!!

The Practice would like to welcome Dr Abdul Wadud Kamali to Limehouse. Dr Kamali once worked at the practice as a GP Registrar and has now returned as a GP Partner.

Opting out of sharing your confidential personal information 

Your Data matters to the NHS! Information about your health and care help us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. In May 2018, the strict rules

about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used. You can choose whether your confidential patient

information is used for research and planning. To find out more visit: National opt out  or nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

Don't be a DNA - Did not attend

In Just one year from 2015 there were 8,556 appointments at Limehouse General practice, where patients simply failed to attend. This wasted 2,043 hours and 40 mins of clinical time and money.

That equates to 85 days of waste that could easily be avoided if patients inform us in advance that they would not be attending their appointment.

As a result of this we incur avoidable wastage of resources.The Practice has come to the decision from the 1st of June 2016 to review any DNA at the practice.

Please ensure that you call through to cancel any appointment well in advance or if you have booked online, you can cancel online.

By doing this we can keep waiting times down and offer you more appointments when you need them.

We hope you can support the practice in this initiative.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TRAVEL CLINIC APPOINTMENTS AT THE PRACTICE.

From the 1st August 2019, we will only run 1 day travel clinic on the last Friday of the month from 9am -6:30pm.

 

If you need an urgent travel appointment you can consult the following services:

 

MASTA 0330 100 4200 www.masta-travel-health.com

ANPC 020 71757802 / 079 32427295 www.anpchealthandtravelclinic.co.uk

London Travel Clinic 0333 009 8334 www.londontravelclinic.co.uk/gp

 

SATURDAY CLINICS

Please note that we are open on Saturdays fortnightly. There are no emergency appointments available on Saturdays. Saturday clinics are pre-booked only.   

 

DUTY DOCTOR SYSTEM!

From May 2015 we have introduced a new duty doctor system in the mornings only between 8.30-12.00pm.

Instead of reception directly booking your appointment, one of our Doctors will phone you to discuss your problem and arrange an appointment and or appropriate follow up. The call back will usually be within an hour, but during busy periods the reception staff will advise if there are longer waiting times.

During trials of this system, we have found that a significant number of concerns can be dealt with by telephone consultation alone without the need to wait for a face to face appointment. If a face to face appointment is needed we will try to arrange for the patient to see their registered GP, or a GP in their micro-team to ensure continuity of care.

Patients with urgent problems will be seen on the same day. For non-urgent problems, we will strive to offer an appointment within 48 hours.

Seeking Medical Advice when Limehouse Surgery is Closed

For medical advice for EMERGENCIES, contact 999For medical advice for NON LIFE THREATENING conditions, contact 111. The 111 service will be able to assist you to receive care at the right time and in the right place. The Walk in Centre service is  for registered Tower Hamlets patients and appointments are booked through 111. 

Tower Hamlets Walk in Centre are changing

we now have the Pneumococcol vaccine in stock, please enquire at reception!!!           

 


Want to be free from smoking?

The practice offers smoking cessation on Thursdays 10am - 12pm

stop smoking


          The Limehouse Practice is registered for the Practice Parkrun. Please go to the following link for more details.

https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/49LX-52M/parkrunpractice

  Practice Park run


Community Parenting Project

 

Local project trains local parents to offer parent to parent support to families through their pregnancy and into their childs first year. 

Please select "leaflet" for more information: Community Parenting leaflet


Breathe Easy Peer support Group Tower Hamlets

As Part of the drive to improve services for people with COPD and with the support of the British Lung Foundation we have started a New breathe Easy support

What are Breathe Easy groups?

  • A support group for local people affected by lung conditions including friends, family and carers.
  • Meet me once a month
  • Run by its members with support from the British Lung Foundation and myself
  • informal, friendly discussions in a supportive atmosphere
  • Regular talks from healthcare professionals and local services
  • refreshments, raffles social events and more.

Make new friends and learn more how to live well with a lung condition.


Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

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