Welcome to GP Direct

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


If you have a cough, fever, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste,
or develop these symptoms. Please do not attend the practice for an appointment, or for any other matter such as the collection of prescriptions. 

If you have symptoms of coronavirus you are advised to self-isolate, the following link explains this in more detail as well as what you should do if you are concerned about your symptoms: https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/

To help protect our patients and staff we have taken the decision to 
close the front doors at both of our sites.
We will only be allowing patients into the premises that have been requested to attend or have a pre-booked face to face appointment, after screening via the intercom.
We request that patients attend alone for appointments where possible.

For the foreseeable future we will NOT be booking travel vaccinations or routine long-term condition reviews with the clinicians. 
We are however still currently offering urgent blood tests, wound care dressings, baby and antenatal clinics and childhood immunisations as normal.
If you have a booked face to face appointment for any of the above but yourself or a member of your household becomes unwell please cancel the appointment and do not attend the surgery. 

We are not issuing extra medication for patients, there is no concern about the supply of medication at present
Please order your prescriptions using the normal methods 

Hospitals are also focusing their efforts on the coronavirus pandemic response, referrals to hospitals will be based on clinical need.

Concerned about your health or that of a dependent?
We want to reassure you that you should contact your GP if you have concerns about your own health, or the health of any of your dependents, such as your child, despite the disruption to our lives caused by coronavirus. Coronavirus is unlikely to make your child unwell, but other illnesses may make your child severely unwell. You should not delay in contacting your GP if you have concerns about your own health or a dependent's health. Your GP is available to give advice, and can rapidly obtain specialist advice from hospital specialists, such paediatricians. Please trust your instincts and call your GP or NHS 111 if you have any concerns.

For more infomation please visit: 
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For information on shielding please visit:
Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Translated Coronavirus Information
https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/
https://signhealth.org.uk/resources/coronavirus/

Easy Read Information on Coronavirus 
https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/coronavirus-covid-19

The best way to protect yourself and other from coronavirus is to wash you hands:

Updated: 11:30 14/05/2020
This guidance is liable to change.

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Our mission statement: "To deliver top quality care, equally accessible to all patients"

GP Direct is a modern NHS GP practice serving over 24,000 patients in and around Harrow. We provide our services from two locations in Harrow.  Our main site is at Welbeck Road in Harrow and we have one branch site, at Eastcote Lane in South Harrow. Welbeck Road underwent an extensive refurbishment and extension project which was completed in May 2017, bringing it up to the standard of a purpose built medical centre. 

The Practice has a very high overall rating on NHS choices by patients and also a high rating for our telephone and appointment access. The Practice is at the forefront of technological developments with the aim of improving the patient journey.

The core service of offering our patients an accessible service with an appropriate clinician in a timely manner for a presenting medical complaint is at the heart of our service to you. However we also offer a range of services beyond the scope of standard general practice. We aim to offer our patients the highest level of service and our aspiration is to be one of the very best GP practices in Harrow.  

If you would like to register with GP Direct simply complete the online registration process or collect a registration pack from any of our surgeries. Please check you reside within our catchment area first before starting the registration process

GP Direct is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which oversees the registration of GP services, our registration can be found on the following link: www.cqc.org.uk/provider/gpdirect

GP Direct is a member of the Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Harrow CCG's website is www.harrowccg.nhs.uk