If you or a loved one have any health concern; phsyical or emotional you should contact your GP right away and make an appointment. You'll need to register with a local GP practice so you can make an appointment, here you can find your local GP surgery.
What do GPs help with?
GPs look after the health of people in their local community and deal with a whole range of health problems. GPs usually work in practices as part of a team, which includes nurses, healthcare assistants, practice managers, receptionists and other staff.
Your GP can help to:
- Talk through your health concern
- Discuss a treatment plan to meet your health needs
- Refer to you a specialist service if you need one
- Prescribe the medication you need
- Refer you to counselling or therapy
- Help you to access services to support your emotional wellbeing
- They also provide health education, offer advice on smoking and diet, give vaccinations and can carry out simple surgical operations.
Out of hours GP access
GPs and practice nurses are available at the weekend and on weekday evenings.
Contact your registered practice or call 111 to book an appointment.
The NHS is offering Enhanced Health Checks for residents to review their health. These are aimed at finding the early signs of health problems or any underlying health conditions.
- Oxygen saturation.
- Physical examination of chest.
- Smoking cessation intervention.
- Any concerns identified from the initial respiratory assessment will result in an onward referral for a spirometry assessment/further support
Lifestyle & health
- Body mass index
- Blood pressure and pulse
- Physical activity reviews
- Dietary review with onward referral to various weight loss management programmes.
- Health advice around dental and eye care
- Any concerns identified from initial assessment may result in a referral for a bloods tests - to assess conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid function test and renal function if indicated.
- Onward referrals to a Social prescribing Link Worker and Community Self-Care service
Enhanced Health Checks for children include:
- Checking concerns around breathing.
- Emotional health screening.
- Weight monitoring and links to local weight management services.
- Focus on dental hygiene & physical activity
Making an appointment
If you are a local resident or were present on the night of the fire and are worried, you should contact your GP to get a Enhance Health Check or refer yourself to the Community Enhanced Health Check Service by emailing email@example.com with your name, date of birth and contact number. The service will make contact to arrange an appointment
GPs in North Kensington offer longer appointments for patients affected by Grenfell.
The extended appointments enable you to have longer time with your GP, to discuss and address physical and mental health concerns you may have and arrange a referral to the appropriate specialist if needed
How do I book an extended appointment?
You can access the service by calling your practice. You should be contacted within 72 hours of your initial contact with the practice - either by telephone or with an offer of an appointment.
Need to register with a GP?
If you’re not registered with a GP you can find out how to register by visiting General Practice :: North West London ICS (nwlondonics.nhs.uk) or talking to your dedicated service worker if you are a survivor or are a bereaved family member.”