Blood tests – routine blood tests postponed

 A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. 

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician feels that it is appropriate to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

 Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.


If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. If you are unable to speak you can use the Silent Solution system from a mobile phone: call 999 and then press 55. The operator will then put you through to the police.

The police will try to communicate with you by asking simple yes or no questions. If you are not able to speak, listen carefully to the questions and instructions from the call handler so they can assess your call and arrange help if needed.

Practice Pharmacists

We have  pharmacists in the practice team now who can treat you for minor ailments and help you with medication queries.

NHS Brent Health App

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launched the free app in response to calls from patient groups. Brent Health App’s purpose is threefold:

  • To communicate health news
  • Help find local services
  • Provide healthcare information.

Users can also book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, access summary medical records, find local services and use as a symptom checker.

To add the app to your phone for free, search Brent Health App in Apple App Store or Google Play.

Sharps Bins

The practice no longer accepts the disposal of sharps bins from patients. Kindly call the Brent Council for more information.

The following link will be useful for your guidance:


All clinics are by appointment only unless it is an emergency. Appointments can be made in person  by telephone or online.

Please note: All appointments are for 10 minutes ONLY and if you have several medical problems please make sure you tell the Doctor your most important one when you go in. You may be asked to book another appointment if the appointment time exceeds 10 minutes. Also family members will need to make appointments in order to be seen.

Urgent Appointments

Urgent appointments are only for patients who cannot wait till the next available appointment. Please note severe chest pains, shortness of breath for COPD or Asthma patients are examples of ‘urgent appointments’.

Kindly ring at 09:00am  if you think you have a medical emergency. Patients will be seen by any doctor and may not be the doctor of your choice.

Urgent appointments are not for repeat prescriptions, fitness for work certificates or for signing forms.

Telephone Advice

All doctors are available to give telephone advice after their morning surgery. Patients are advised to telephone before 10:00 if they wish to receive telephone advice.


All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation. Please request this at the time of booking or speak to your GP.


If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

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