Half Penny Steps Health Centre
Half Penny Steps walk in service - closure 23 March
Following a review of primary and urgent care services in the area, NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have confirmed closure of the walk in service at Half Penny Steps Health Centre, Harrow Road, on 23 March 2018.
Why is the walk in service stopping?
The recent review of services highlighted that daily demand is low and people are presenting with issues that can be managed by other local services such as GP practices, including weekend and evening appointments, and local pharmacies.
NHS West London CCG has therefore made the decision not to renew the contract for the walk in service when it expires. An investment of £2 million has instead been made to improve access to GP appointments in the local area, across Kensington & Chelsea and Queen's Park and Paddington.
Where can I see a doctor now?
If you are registered with a GP you can make an appointment at your practice.
If you aren’t registered with a GP, you will need to register.
Closure on 23 March will not affect the Half Penny Steps GP Surgery which will remain open as usual from 8am to 8pm. The surgery also has a Saturday service from 9am to 4:30pm.
Registering with a GP
It is important to register with a GP so that you can make an appointment in future if you need to.
Find your nearest practice to register www.nhs.uk/Service-Search
For more information on registering and local services, read Your guide to local health services in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.
Please note, you should not be refused registration or appointments because you don’t have a proof of address or personal identification at hand. This also applies if you are an asylum seeker, refugee, a homeless patient or an overseas visitor, whether lawfully in the UK or not.
Can I still see a GP in the evening or at the weekend?
For an evening or weekend appointment you will need to be registered with a local GP. Call and speak to your GP practice receptionist, who will be able to book you an appointment.
What if my GP practice is closed?
If you need advice for a non-life threatening emergency call NHS 111. If it is a life threatening emergency call 999.