Why should I register with a GP in Ealing?
GPs deal with around 90 per cent of all patients treated by the NHS, so for many people they are their main contact with the health service. There are 200 GPs working in 82 practices in the NHS Ealing area.
If you are not registered with a GP locally, or have not told your doctor about a change of address, you may have difficulty using the service when you need it most.
To register with a local GP, please call the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 783 5208 and ask for a list of doctors in your area. Or, if you have internet access, you can use the website at www.nhs.uk to search online for local practices.
You can visit any of the local surgeries to pick up practice leaflets. These will explain how they operate, any special services they provide, opening times, out of hours services, contact numbers and other useful information.
Unfortunately, some GPs have full lists and cannot take on any more new patients, so you may not be able to register with the first GP you find. If you have problems registering with a GP, please contact PALS on the above number and they will try to place you with a suitable practice.
Call your GP practice and listen to the message giving details of how to contact the Out of hours service. Alternatively you can call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or visit http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/.
Attend our walk-in service
A new walk-in GP health centre located in Southall is now available to all those living, working or visiting the borough of Ealing even if you are registered with a GP elsewhere.
- open 8am-8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year
- walk-in during open hours - no appointment needed
- or call 0203 313 9880 to arrange an appointment