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How to get a doctor's appointment over Christmas and New Year

West London GP appointments will be available over the festive period

More doctors' appointments over Christmas and New Year are being made available to west Londoners.

GP practices in Brent , Harrow , Hillingdon , Westminster , Kensington and Chelsea , Queen’s Park and Paddington, Hammersmith and Fulham , Hounslow and Ealing will all be open over the festive bank holidays.

There will be extended opening hours and extra appointments on December 24, 25, 26 and January 1.

So while most of the capital shuts down over Christmas those in need of a nurse or doctor should not fear.

 

GP surgeries will be open from 8am to 8pm on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Residents can book appointments by calling their GP practice or NHS 111 when their own practice is closed.

There will be extended opening hours and extra appointments over the festive holidays(Image: NHS North West London)

 

Appointments are accessible either at residents own GP practice or a nearby local health centre.

GP practice opening times on Christmas and New Year

Brent

December 24, 25, 26 and January 1

8am-8pm

Harrow

December 24, 25, 26 and January 1

8am-8pm

Hillingdon

December 24, 25, 26 and January 1

8am-8pm

Westminster

December 24, 25, 26 and January 1

8am-8pm

Kensington and Chelsea, Queen’s Park and Paddington

December 24, 25, 26 and January 1

8am-8pm

Hammersmith and Fulham

December 24, 25, 26 and January 1

8am-8pm

Hounslow

December 24, 25, 26 and January 1

8am-8pm

Ealing

December 24, 25, 26 and January 1

8am-8pm

Clinical Lead for primary care of North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, Dr Neville Purssell, said: "Our aim is to ensure that individuals such as carers, parents and people with work commitments have faster access to a GP or nurse, more hours a day.

"Timely access to GP services is a top concern when people are asked about the NHS. Offering evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments helps to tackle this issue.

"It is hoped that these additional GP appointments will also help to relieve pressure on hospital emergency departments and Urgent Care Centres (UCCs) as well as provide more convenient access to routine general practice for patients."

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