About the Practice

GP Direct is a modern NHS GP practice serving over 26,000 patients in and around Harrow from two locations.  Our main site is at Welbeck Road in Harrow and we have a branch site at Eastcote Lane in South Harrow. 

GP Direct is a training practice with three GP trainers and have a team of around 25 doctors, clinical pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition to this we have a strong working relationship with other organisations such as the local hospital trusts, the local authority public health team and the voluntary sector who offer services such as dietetics and specialised diabetes care at the practice. The clinical team is supported by an excellent reception and admin team who ensure the smooth running of the practice. 

The practice has high patient reviews on both Google and NHS Choices and also a very high rating for our telephone and appointment access.

tushar bhatt
Excellent they are, the way how they serve us was tremendous….. 🫡😇
Beata Farooq
Dr Rabia Yaqoob was extremely helpful! She was trying to understand and capture the most details about my issue. Her smile and positive attitude make me feel very comfortable.
Priyanka Patel
I've had horrible experiences for years with a specific GP practice in the area and decided to finally move to GP Direct during covid. Best decision, highly recommend this practice. Staff are kind, patient and understanding. Even the receptionists are too. Special thank you to Dr Rabia for her kindness and understanding.
Aleksandra Sobczak
geetika duggal
Gargi Majumdar
Saroj Vadgama
Thank you for a prompt appointment - feel happy with the explanation and diagnostic - also excersise recommended together with x-ray appointment

The practice is at the forefront of technological developments with the aim of improving the patient journey and to that end we have a variety of options to book appointments or communicate with the practice. Appointments can be requested online around the clock 24/7 (yes you can request an appointment online at midnight) or via our receptionists Monday – Friday between 08:00 – 18:30 Patients can request regular medication both online, by post or in person and they can also message the practice securely online. 


I had to find time for writing this review. I honestly haven’t met a doctor like Dr Nizar Merali. He is an amazing doctor with compassion and consideration. Talking to him feels you are half cured there and then. I would highly recommend.


Excellent customer patient care service provided by one of receptionist GiUsella at Welbeck Road Surgery for going that extra mile.

We offer a range of services beyond the scope of standard general practice which include extensive family planning services such as the fitting of coils and implant devices, joint injections, travel advice and vaccinations including Yellow Fever (some of which incur a charge as they are not covered by the NHS). We also offer a range of private medical services such as general medical examinations, examinations on behalf of insurance companies, at the request of solicitors and for the statutory needs of the DVLA or other bodies. 

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. The practice also provides a full range of nursing services including cervical screening, wound dressings, ear syringing and childhood and travel immunisations. We also offer regular reviews to patients with long term diseases such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease and have an in-house service for blood tests and ECGs throughout the week. 

If you would like to register with GP Direct simply complete the on-line 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.

Please contact us if you need more information