The COVID-19 pandemic means that GP practices in Haringey are busier than ever, with many providing 15-30% more appointments than before the pandemic. This is alongside delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
When booking an appointment with your GP, you may be offered a telephone or online appointment to help reduce spreading the COVID-19 infection – for both patients and staff. However, please be assured that face-to-face appointments, including home visits, must also be offered when necessary. Currently, around 50% of GP appointments in North Central London are face-to-face.
If you need an appointment, please contact your practice by telephone or by using an online consultation form where available. If you cannot do this, you can visit your practice to book an appointment via reception, but this will not mean you are offered an earlier appointment. Appointments are allocated based on clinical urgency.
You should not delay seeking help, especially for urgent medical matters, maternity concerns, or if you have a symptom that could be cancer. Residents are also encouraged to take up any screening appointments or vaccinations that are offered, as these help to prevent future illness.
The NHS have provided a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for residents in North Central London, which includes Haringey. Please use the 'find out more' button below to visit their website.