SOS: SAVE OUR SURGERIES
NHS England wants to reduce the opening hours of and cut funding to the Barkantine Practice in Tower Hamlets.
The Government says it is promoting 8am to 8pm 7 day opening hours for patients to access GP services. Here at the Barkantine Practice we have been providing these opening hours for our patients for the last five years, and our patients tell us they really appreciate these extended hours.
However, as part of their cuts to services, NHS England wants to cut your GP’s opening hours down to 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday morning.
They also want to cut funding to the Barkantine by up to 40%, meaning that there will be real cuts to the services we can provide and this will threaten the viability of the practice.
As the Barkantine Walk-In-Centre, which provides a service to local residents, visitors and commuters, is part of our contract, this is also under review and threat of being decommissioned.
If you are against these cuts to NHS Services please support us by signing the e-petition below:
Welcome to the Barkantine Practice Online
We aim to offer convenient appointments in modern surroundings with polite and friendly staff. We want all patients to benefit from appointment times and services that suit their lifestyle.
Yes you can!
- Get a routine appointment within 48 hours.
- Book an appointment a least 2 weeks ahead if you want to.
- Get an appointment as early as 8.00am or as late as 8.00pm.
- Book a GP telephone consultation if you find that more convenient.
In addition to the GP clinics we offer a wide range of other services including: Psychology, Health Visitors, Baby Clinic, Antenatal Clinic, Family Planning, Blood Test Clinics, New Patient Health Checks, and Nurse Clinics.
Barkantine Walk In Centre
We operate a Walk-in-Centre which is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week including weekends and bank holidays. Everybody is welcome to use the service. No appointment is necessary; you just walk in and wait. Please note that at busy times the wait can be up to 4 hours. Please also note that, though we are open until 8pm, you may be turned away before 8pm if the walk in centre is already very busy.
(Site updated 17/11/2014)