Bromley By Bow Health Partnership

Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund Pilot - Hub

Our practice is part of a new pilot programme to try and improve access to primary care at evenings and weekends.

Four local practices will be providing appointments on behalf of all GP surgeries in Tower Hamlets between 6.30 and 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday during the pilot.

The practices who are doing this are:

The appointments could be with a doctor or a nurse and might be booked for you by your own GP practice or the GP Out of Hours Service if you need to call them when your practice is closed.

If you are given an appointment at one of the hubs and you need to cancel it please call the practice on 020 8980 1888 or if the practice is closed please call GP Out of Hours who can cancel the appointment for you on 020 7377 7151.

Please note that the hubs will operate a similar policy to our practice and if you are more than 10 minuste late for your appointment you may not be seen.

We are aiming for the appointments to mostly be provided by local GPs although it may not be staff from this practice when you visit.

The doctors will have access to your medical records, but only if you give your consent.

What this means is that you may find if you call the practice or out of hours you are offered an appointment at a practice other than the one you are registered at in the evenings or on Saturday or Sunday if that is more convenient for you.

This is an opportunity to try and help working people who may struggle with taking time out during the week for some routine appointments but we are being careful to consider where continuity of care is important and therefore there will be a limited number of conditions that we are able to book into these appointments.

This is a trial, it will be carefully monitored and if you do attend an appointment at one of these hubs you may be asked for your feedback so we can improve the service for the future.
 


Health advice and self-management

Please read

Please read

There are a range of options available to help manage your health. Here are some suggested services that may answer some of the questions you have, or point you in the right direction for someone that can help. Other services include on-line help, community based support, and holistic health advice.

Check your symptoms online

Check your symptoms online

There is some useful help available online to help you decide the best way to manage your health. 

Patient Symptom Checker

Health A-Z - Conditions and treatments

Health A-Z - Conditions and treatments

Browse by index, conditions and treatments. 

NHS Health A-Z

Find your local pharmacist

Find your local pharmacist

We work closely with our local pharmacists, who are able to help you with a range of enquiries from minor ailments to medication reviews and help to stop smoking. Please find your local pharmacist and find out how they can help! 

Pharmacy Search

NHS Health Check

NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is. This guide explains what happens at the check, when and how you get one, and how to lower your risk. 

NHS Health Check

NHS 111 Service

NHS 111 Service

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. 

NHS 111

Web GP

Web GP

Web GP is an online consultation method that provides self-help tools to support you manage a range of your own needs without visiting the practice. Simply fill in a questionnaire which your GP will receive and respond to within one working day. 

Go to Web GP:
Bromley By Bow Health Centre
St Andrews Health Centre
XX Place Health Centre


Online services

Web GP

Web GP

Web GP is an online consultation method that provides self-help tools to support you manage a range of your own needs without visiting the practice. Simply fill in a questionnaire which your GP will receive and respond to within one working day. 

Go to Web GP:
Bromley By Bow Health Centre
St Andrews Health Centre
XX Place Health Centre

Patient Access

Patient Access

The Patient Access service allows you to book and cancel appointments and order repeat prescriptions online. To register, please drop into the surgery with a form of photo identification and the Patient Assistant Team will organise your registration. 

Go to Patient Access

Health Touch Mobile App

Health Touch Mobile App

Health Touch is a tele-health application, which contributes to the innovation of health care using the latest mobile technology. Health Touch is a cloud based application that can be downloaded on any Apple or Android phone or device. It uses web and mobile technologies to bring together healthcare professionals and patients. Find out more


What’s going on in Tower Hamlets

The Bromley by Bow Centre

The Bromley by Bow Centre

The Bromley by Bow Centre works in close partnership with BBBHP and offer a range of activities to support the health and well-being of you and your local community. You can volunteer, access employment support and join healthy living classes as well as find support for welfare and benefit issues.

Bromley by Bow Centre

XX Place

XX Place

  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) fortnightly
  • Baby clinic on (thursday afternoons)
  • Patient Participation Group (PPG)
  • social prescribing
  • Hepfree study and East London Genes & Health study
  • Psychologist and dieticians
  • fit4life hub
  • Chatter Natter
  • ESOL

Also diabetes specialist nurse comes every 2 weeks to see poorly controlled diabetic pts. and Mental health nurse every week for support of MH patients.

 

St Andrews

St Andrews

  • Parents Coffee mornings
  • ESOL for Health
  • Patient Participation Group (PPG)

 

Finding out what is happening near you

Finding out what is happening near you

Here are some useful links to Tower Hamlets based services that can support you to live a healthy life in a range of different ways, from exercises classes to support with housing issues.

ideastore.co.uk
towerhamletslocallinks.org.uk
towerhamlets.gov.uk
towerhamletsccg.nhs.uk