What do Hub appointments cover?

Situations and health issues which Hub appointments do NOT cover. Please note that Hub appointments are not available for the following:  

1. The Hub GPs and Advanced Nurse Practitioners are expected to provide the usual scope of service except for the exclusions below:

HUB EXCLUSION criteria:

  • Patients with long term, chronic and enduring health problems
  • Routine reviews for long terms conditions (these should be booked with a nurse)
  • Palliative care patients with advance care planning needs
  • Patients registered with Safe Haven service
  • Patients with serious mental health issues or who require continuity of care
  • Patients seeking pharmaceutical assistance for substance or alcohol misuse
  • Conditions likely to require MRIs being ordered
  • Minor Surgery
  • Private Medicals & Home Visits
  • Long term/chronic medical/fit certificates
  • All non-core NHS letters (e.g. housing benefits)
  • Any non-core NHS services (e.g. travel immunisation and medicals)
  • Private and Routine non-urgent NHS referrals (Recommended Referrals will be made to practice. Referral must be appropriately signed off by patient's registered GP).

To reduce clinical risk, all appointments booked must be accompanied by a clinical triage

We would like to request all practice colleagues NOT to book a blood test appt in the HCA and Nurses appt slots.

 

2. Hub Nurse appt can be booked for the following;

  • Contraception Initiation
  • Contraception follow up
  • Sexual Health Checks
  • Cervical Smears
  • Wound Care – Burns, Scalds
  • Asthma Review

 

3. Hub HCA appt can be booked for the following;

  • Sexual Health Screening Blood Tests CVD Review (30 min appointment)
  • Diabetes Part 1 (30 min appointment) Metrix includes blood tests, foot check, BP, height, and weight
  • New Patient Health Checks (30 min appointment)
  • NHS Health Checks (30 min appointment)
  • Blood Pressure Checks (15 mins)

Who uses this service?

From April 2020- March 2021, we offered more than 21,000 GP, Nurses, and HCA appointments to patients in Tower Hamlets. We mainly offered face-to-face appointments but during the pandemic, we offered telephone triage and home visit home appointments as well. 

The Extended Hours Hub service is utilised by all age patients, but the average patient age is 31.7 years in Tower Hamlets.

Hub locations and hours 

Health Spot

A Tower Hamlets GP Hub service for young people aged 11-19 

Opening hours 

Available every Tuesday, between 4-8pm. 

To visit the Health Spot page click here

Read our news story about Health Spot here

Contact the team

Khadija: 07764422021 

Treaser: 07734346127 

Blithehale Hub

Blithehale Medical Centre 

22 Dunbridge Street 

Bethnal Green 

London 

E2 6JA 

Opening hours

Monday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Tuesday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Friday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Strouts Place Hub

Strouts Place Medical Centre 

3 Strouts Place  

London 

E2 7QU 

Opening hours

Wednesday 6.30pm-10pm 

Thursday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Saturday 8am - 8pm 

Sunday 8am – 8pm  

Goodmans Field Health Centre Hub

11 Stable Walk, 

London E1 8ZF

Opening hours

Monday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Tuesday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Wednesday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Thursday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Friday 6.30pm - 10pm 

Saturday 8am - 8pm 

Harley Grove Hub

Harley Grove Medical Centre 

15 Harley Grove 

London 

E3 2AT 

Opening hours

Monday 6.30pm – 10pm 

Tuesday 6.30pm – 10pm

Wednesday 6.30pm – 10pm

Thursday 6.30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday 8am - 4pm 

 

Gough Walk Hub

Gough Walk Practice 

21 Newby Place 

Poplar 

London 

E14 0EY 

Opening hours

Tbc

Information for General Practices

Booking an appointment at a hub

Locality hubs provide GP, Nurses , and HCA appointments for urgent or routine primary care services. 

Hub appointments can be booked by:

a patient's Tower Hamlets GP Practice and NHS 111 Services.  

Booking essentials

  • When booking an appointment, it is essential that you include:
  • a patient's NHS number
  • as much information as possible to indicate why the patient is attending the appointment.

Appointments for weekdays

  • These are booked up to 48 hours in advance.

Appointments for weekends 

  • These are booked up to 7 days in advance with the exception to busier hubs where appointments are often embargoed for up two to four days.

Availability

Length of appointments: 

  • GP appointments are 15 minutes
  • Nurse appointments are 15 minutes
  • HCA Appointments are 15 minutes

WALK-INs not accepted

Patients will NOT be seen if they walk-in to a Hub.

Patients must be booked via either their registered GP practice or the NHS111 Service 

Please be advised that all six Hubs operate using the same EMIS (EMIS Web Community Version). Therefore, the hub clinicians will have access to Tower Hamlets GP practice registered patient medical notes.