There are nine Urgent Care Centres (UCCs) across North West London, open 24/7 every day of the year. They are often located at a hospital and you can just walk in. You do not need an appointment.
UCCs are staffed by GPs and nurses with specialist skills in urgent care. UCCs are for patients whose conditions are urgent enough that they cannot wait for a GP appointment, but who do not need emergency treatment at A&E.
Adults and children can use Urgent Care Centres for:
- Sprains and strains of ankles, wrists and knees
- minor burns (small area)
- cuts, including those that need stitches
- infections that GPs commonly treat (e.g. sore throats and earache)
- minor broken bones such as toes, fingers and collarbone
- x-rays where needed.
If your condition gets worse, the doctors and nurses at the UCC will quickly get you to the best place for your care. The UCC may also refer you back to your GP for an appointment if that is best for you. If you’re unsure whether an Urgent Care Centre will be right for you call NHS 111 for advice before you go.