Health Spot is a specialist extended GP hub specifically for young people. It is run in partnership with Spotlight – Poplar HARCA’s award-winning youth service – to make care accessible and relevant to young people’s experiences. Health Spot aims to offer the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
This is a health hub dedicated to young people’s physical and mental wellbeing. It offers appointments with a GP experienced in supporting young people’s health needs, as well as working in partnership with other local services, including Docklands Outreach and Compass: Safe East to offer comprehensive, confidential and holistic support.
Health Spot is also complemented by Spotlight’s rich programme of award-winning activities for young people, streamlining medical and social prescribing principles. Each step of the referral and consultation process is supported by a trusted youth worker and underpinned by Spotlight’s rigorous safeguarding procedures.
Health Spot is open to young people aged 11-25. It is also available for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Young people who use the service should be Tower Hamlets residents and/or Spotlight members.
During the current social distancing period Health Spot is running as a remote service. The service is currently available over phone or video call.
In the future Health Spot will be offered as an in-person GP hub based out of Lansbury Spotlight.
“The call was very confidential, and I felt safe and felt like I could say anything because I trust you (GP and youth worker) guys” – Health Spot service user
“Having the youth worker in the call made me feel calm, and I was supported and helped and I was able to express myself” – Health Spot service user
For more FAQs and to find out more visit the Spotlight website
Appointments for Health Spot are available every Tuesday between 4-8pm. Each consultation lasts for 15-30 minutes.
To book an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org