Search

Tower Hamlets mayor joins queue to look round new St Paul’s Way medical centre

PUBLISHED: 18:41 15 March 2017 | UPDATED: 18:41 15 March 2017

Taken in hand... Mayor John Biggs tours new St Paul's Way medical centre [photo: Beno Grogan-Avignon]

Taken in hand... Mayor John Biggs tours new St Paul's Way medical centre [photo: Beno Grogan-Avignon]

Beno Grogan-Avignon

The first of a programme of new medical centres to meet the growing population of London’s East End has been officially opened.

The cramped St Paul’s Way Medical Centre in Bow Common has moved into new state-of-the-art premises across the road with its eight GPs.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs who officially opened the new practice was among 100 guests given a tour of the premises yesterday.

The old practice with 10,500 people on its patient list lacked space and had ageing IT facilities.

The new centre has integrated health, education and housing services to address wider social needs.

It was planned with community help including St Paul’s Way Transformation Project, St Paul’s Way School, the Princes Trust, Bromley by Bow Centre, Poplar Harca housing organisation and a neighbourhood pharmacy.

The centre has nine consulting rooms and three treatment rooms which include a ‘surgery pod’ where patients can log-in and check their own blood pressure. The large waiting area has TV screens and iPads for browsing, baby changing and feeding areas for mums and a group room for training courses and health promotion sessions.

The St Paul’s Way practice in Selsey Street is the first project to be completed in a programme of expanding primary care medical facilities to meet Docklands’ rapidly-growing population, which includes six new centres paid for out of Town Hall coffers.

Mayor Biggs said: “It’s vital we invest in new medical centres with a booming population. We have worked with the public to design this health centre to make sure it offers advice on healthy living and other care services.”

The practice is working with Morgan Stanley financial services in Canary Wharf on a public health education project promoting self-care and healthier lifestyles, with 20 people already through the six-week course, another 24 having signed up and a waiting list of 30 more.

The practice offers sessions with a midwife and a psychologist, as well as welfare and benefits advice. It also runs a social prescribing project for GPs to refer patients to employment, benefits, healthy lifestyles or mental health services.

Latest East London News Stories

15 minutes ago

A blaze has broken out in a construction site on the Isle of Dogs close to Canary Wharf.

Police investigating the brutal murder of a father near the doorstep of his home in Bromley-by-Bow have arrested four more people.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

One man has been rushed to hospital after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Bethnal Green.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Round-the-clock fire patrols have been introduced at Whitechapel’s Denning Point tower block in the wake of last week’s Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The former mayor of Tower Hamlets who was barred from running for office after being found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices has lost the latest stage of an appeal bid.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Barts Health NHS Trust has been praised for its efforts to recruit more people from working-class backgrounds.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The man at the centre of the £14 million rejuvenation of an educational and heritage centre in Shoreditch has been made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Detectives are issuing a CCTV image in an appeal this week for public help to track down two men who beat up a customer in a newsagent’s in Poplar.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now