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 is a list of practices in Kensington & Chelsea.
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.
Enhanced health checks
Enhanced Health Checks
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.
**Due to Covid -19 Spirometry testing is not being provided at present. Patients will be brought back to the surgery for Spirometry at the later date, when it is safe to do so or referred on to a specialist.**
- Respiratory examination
- Spirometry (lung function testing)
- Oxygen saturation
- Physical examination of chest
- Smoking cessation intervention
A spirometry assessment is a lung function test and is used to diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions. Conditions that can be picked up and monitored include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Any concerns identified from this initial assessment will result in a fast track referral to a specialist Respiratory Service.
- Anxiety screening
- Depression screening
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) screening
- Insomnia/sleep review
- Alcohol use screening
- Substance misuse Any concerns identified from this initial assessment will result in an onward referral to specialist mental health and therapeutic services.
Lifestyle & health promotion
- Body mass index
- Blood pressure and pulse
- Physical activity reviews with onward referral to gyms, personal trainer, etc.
- Dietary review with onward referral to various weight loss management programmes.
- Health advice around dental and eye care - Bloods tests - to assess conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid function test and renal function if indicated.
Enhanced Health Checks for children include:
- Checking concerns around breathing.
- Emotional health screening.
- Weight monitoring and links to local weight management services.
- Focus on physical activity and exercise programmes within the community.
Making an appointment
Call your GP practice to make an appointment. If your practice isn't listed below your GP surgery will be able to offer you an appointment at an alternative practice in the area, speak to your practice reception.
Practices offering Enhanced Health Checks
The service is provided by the majority of the North Kensington GPs at the following practices:
- Barlby Surgery (AT Medics)
- Beacon Medical Centre
- Colville Health Centre (Drs. Blake, Mok, Chung & Parminder)
- Exmoor Surgery, The
- Foreland Medical Centre
- Golborne Medical Centre, The (Drs. Mohi & Razak)
- Golborne Health Centre, The (Dr. Ramasamy)
- North Kensington Medical Centre
- Portland Road Practice
- Notting Hill Medical Centre
Our Enhanced Health Check Flyer is also available here.
Extended GP appointments
Extended appointments - more time with your GP
GPs in North Kensington offer longer, 30 minute 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, including respiratory and toxicologist consultants.
How do I book an extended appointment?
You can access the service by calling your practice. Your request will be prioritised and 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 www.westlondonccg.nhs.uk or talking to your dedicated service worker.