Tuesday 18 September 2012 10.47pm
Can we have some clarification here as to what and whom this place does actually treat if anyone?
The Urgent Care Centre at St Thomas's was opened a couple of years ago to deal with Patient's with minor ailments and minor injuries. The minor ailments are dealt with by the GPs and the minor injuries by the Emergency nurse practitioners.
This has now been replicated at Guy's and replaced the minor injuries unit. People can still turn up with minor injuries and be seen by the same nurse practitioners as before. Also people who would have gone to their GP as an emergency can turn up there and wait to see a GP. Anything more serious should go to A&E. Anything less serious should wait for a GP appointment.
We've taken our daughter to Guy's to see an out of hours GP since the UCC opened there. We got an appointment via SELDOC however. If you've never used SELDOC before, you phone and speak to a telephonist who takes your message, a Dr will return your call within half an hour to discuss your medical issue, if they think you need to see an out of hours Dr a SELDOC receptionist will phone you back to offer you a time and place. We asked for an appointment at Guy's and got one.
Perhaps SELDOC is the way to go to be sure?