North Kensington GP care: Grenfell-related appointments
You can arrange a time with your local doctor to discuss any health concern you may have. Ask your local GP surgery for help, say you have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
You'll need to register with the practice first, if you haven't already.
What do GPs help with?
GPs look after the health of people living in their local community and deal with a whole range of health problems connected to . 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 any health concerns you may have.
- Discuss a treatment plan to meet your health needs.
- Prescribe medication (if needed).
- Refer you on to a specialist service located in the community or a hospital (if needed).
- Refer you to counselling or therapy (for Grenfell-affected patients this is via the Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service. Survivors & Bereaved receive additional support from the Dedicated Service).
Help you to access services that support your emotional wellbeing, such as self-care services (called Healthier Futures and run by Kensington & Chelsea Social Council).
Information on accessing these services is available here
- 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.
If you live or work in the North
Kensington area and are affected
by the Grenfell Tower fire, then you
are eligible for a free Enhanced
Health Check (EHC).
These checks are great if you have
any concerns about your health and
can support you and your family to
lead a healthier life.
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
Enhanced Health Checks are quick
and easy to book via your local
GP surgery or you can access one
in a community setting by calling
07768 271733 (between 9am-5pm)
or emailing nhsnwl.grenfell
You can arrange a time with your local doctor to discuss any health concern you may have.
Ask your local GP surgery for help, say you have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
How do I book a GP 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.