Newby Place ‘one stop health shop’ puts NHS services under one roof
PUBLISHED: 21:12 18 June 2012
Community health services began today at a new ‘one stop’ NHS Wellbeing centre in London’s East End which include everything from diabetes to sexual health and children’s speech and language therapy.
They are part of Poplar’s Newby Place centre which opened last week with the merger of two GP practices now under one roof which had moved from former premises at All Saints Clinic, next to the Blackwall Tunnel, and Gough Walk Clinic in Limehouse.
The surgeries are now open for appointments 12 hours a day from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, for patients to see doctors after work or when it suits them. Running more services in the community rather than confined to hospitals is part of a new strategy developed by NHS North East London & the City.
“This gives people more choice about where they go for health care,” said its chair, Marie Gabriel.
“Newby Place is the latest in a programme of centres being built in east London to improve access to services complementing each other.”
Other services started today at the centre include audiology, foot health, district nursing, health visiting, mental health, psychology, midwifery and community nursing.