The Covid-19 pandemic means that general practices in North Central London are busier than ever, and they continue to work incredibly hard to offer patients the right support. Our practices are currently providing 15-30% more appointments than before the pandemic. This is alongside the incredible work that primary care has been doing to deliver the Covid vaccination programme – with more than 1 million vaccines delivered by primary care so far.
When booking an appointment with your GP, you may be offered a telephone or online appointment. This is to help reduce the spreading Covid-19 infection – for both patients and staff. However, please be assured that face-to-face appointments, including home visits, are being offered when this is clinically necessary. Currently, around 50% of GP appointments in North Central London are face to face.
If you need an appointment, please contact your practice by telephone or online consultation form. If you cannot do this, you can visit your practice to book an appointment via reception, but this will not mean you are offered an earlier appointment. Appointments are allocated based on clinical urgency.
Our message to local residents is not to delay seeking help, especially for urgent medical matters, maternity concerns, or if you have a symptom that could be cancer. Residents are also encouraged to take up any screening appointments or vaccinations that are offered, as these help to prevent future illness.