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Your spotlight on local services


Where to get urgent medical treatment this winter

There are lots of ways to get urgent medical advice and treatment in Barking and Dagenham if you or a family member become unwell this winter. Remember that the first port of call might not always be A&E.The CCG provides information on where to go this winter. 

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

You can find information about hospitals, GPs and dentists and urgent care. As well as basic contact details, you can also find feedback from other people about what they think about these services.

It’s not just limited to NHS information. You can also find information about other services in your area (often provided by charities) that can help you with conditions from Alzheimers through to weight loss.

My Health London

myhealthlondon is an award winning information website for health services in London. We believe that information about health services should be available to all Londoners and the fastest and most convenient way to do this is by making it available inline.

Transparency of information is about the public sector being honest about the data it provides and making it accessbile. Patients can access information and make comparisons that enable them to decide which service is right for them.

Urgent GP appointments 

To help more people who need to be seen urgently by a local doctor same day appointments are available every weekday evening between 6.30pm and 10pm, and 8am and 8pm on weekends. The appointments are available to everyone registered with a GP in Barking and Dagenham.

You can call the service directly on 020 3770 1888 between 2pm and 9pm on weekdays and between 9am and 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays all year round for an appointment. NHS 111 can also book you into a GP hub if you need an urgent appointment.

The two GP hubs where the urgent appointments are available are at Broad Street Medical Centre in Dagenham, and Barking Community Hospital in Upney.



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Contact details

Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham
Lifeline House
25 Neville Road 
Dagenham, Essex RM8 3QS
Tel: 0800 298 5331