What to do if you fall ill in Tower Hamlets over the bank holiday weekend

GPs in Tower Hamlets are urging people to use local healthcare services wisely

GPs in Tower Hamlets are urging people to use local healthcare services wisely - Credit: Archant

GPs in Tower Hamlets are urging people to only use A&E in an emergency if they fall ill during the spring bank holiday weekend.

The borough has two walk-in centres where residents can seek medical help for minor injuries that are urgent, but not life threatening, including suspected broken bones, cuts and rashes.

The GP-led services are open from 8am until 8pm seven days a week and are located at:

The Barkantine walk-in service in Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs (0207 510 4000).

St Andrews Health Centre in Hannaford Walk, Bromley-by-Bow (020 8980 1888).


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Alternatively residents can call the 24-hours NHS service on 111, seek help from a local pharmacist or call Tower Hamlets out of hours GP service on 020 7377 7151

Sir Sam Everington, local GP and chair of NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It’s worth finding out in advance what services are on offer.”

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