The Tredegar Practice is currently not accepting any new patients.
This is to protect the quality and safety of the care we provide to our existing patients. This has been a difficult decision to make but has been supported and agreed informally by the other practices in the Bow Health Network as well as Tower Hamlets CCG.
Where can I register?
You will be able to register with one of the other 4 practices in the Bow Health Network as our catchment area is covered by at least two of the other 4 practices amongst others. Please see the below map of our catchment area to see which practices cover your address as well as their contact details to find out how to register. All practices are listed in alphabetical order.
1. Covered by Grove Road (A) and Ruston Street (C)
2. Covered by Grove Road (A), Ruston Street (C) and St Stephens (D)
3. Covered by Ruston Street (C) and St Stephens (D)
4. Covered by Grove Road (A) , Harley Grove (B) and Ruston Street (C)
5. Covered by Grove Road (A), Harley Grove (B), Ruston Street (C) and St Stephens (D)
6. Covered by Harley Grove (B), Ruston Street (C) and St Stephens (D)
A: Grove Road T: 020 8980 1767 W: www.thegroveroadsurgery.nhs.uk
B: Harley Grove T: 020 8983 7479 W: www.harleygrove.nhs.uk
C: Ruston Street T: 020 8980 1652 W: www.rustonstreet.nhs.uk
D: St Stephens HC T: 020 8980 1760 W: www.ststephenstowerhamlets.nhs.uk
Why are you closing your list?
Our list size has grown by 44% over the last 4 years far above that of other local practices over the same period. We have employed more staff including GPs, nurses, pharmacists and admin/receptionists to manage the increased demand that is part of this growth but we are hampered by the limitations of the building we occupy. We are embracing technology to try and mitigate some of these limitations but these can only go so far. To continue to take on more patients in this situation is simply not safe.
When will you re-open your list?
We do not know. We will be reassessing the situation regularly in partnership with the CCG. We are currently awaiting an independent premises feasibility study that will let us know what options there are to adapt the building to increase capacity but the majority of affordable works have already been done. We also hope that the imminent launch of a single, simple means of registration across Tower Hamlets should also help spread the local population growth evenly across practices.
Are there any exceptions?
We will make an exception for people at the same address of an existing patient where there is a significant relationship that would benefit from a single GP practice such as a new born or other family member, or partner/spouse. It would not apply to housemates or lodgers at the same address, for example.
Any refusal to register is made for the sole reason of protecting the quality and safety of the care we provide in line with Schedule 3 Part 3 Paragraph 24 of the National Health Service (GMS) Contract Regulation 2015 and is not on the grounds of the person’s age, appearance, disability or medical condition, gender or gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or social class.