Unfortunately due to the coronavirus we will only be seeing patients that have been triaged over the phone with a GP or Nurse.
Please do not come to the surgery as you will not be offered a face to face appointment.
Staff will ask you the reason for your call or visit and this must be provided before any appointment can be booked. The same rules will apply for the limited appointments available on our walkin service.
The Pharmacy will remain open as normal.
The following instructions have been issued by the Government.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice if:
• You think you might have coronavirus
• In the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see our coronavirus advice for travellers
• You’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
NHS 111has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Please note that guidance from the government is changing on a day to day basis.
For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk
If the reason for your call is an emergency, either visit your nearest A&E service or call 999.
Ritchie Street Neighbourhood Health Centre was originally known as The Doctors Group Practice. The practice was formed in the 1920s and is one of the oldest practices in Islington. The practice was first located at 83 Barnsbury Road and later in Gibson Square, where there was a railway carriage in the garden in which the patients were seen. The practice then moved to Batchelor Street. The partnership grew along with the list size and the premises soon became too small. In 1997 the practice moved to current purpose-built premises and became known as the Ritchie Street Group Practice.
The practice has almost 19,000 patients and has some of the best accessibility in the borough for appointments. We are proud to be one of the few practices in London that are open 7 days per week and offer a high number of nursing appointments during the evenings as well as Saturday's, to help parents and working people access our services.
The practice has a full complement of attached staff including health visitor, community matron/district nursing service, palliative nursing care, dieticians, community midwife, psychologist, counsellor, primary care mental health service, and adult and child psychology services.
The practice liaises closely with university College London Hospital NHS Trust and The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust for medical care. We are also a training practice for junior doctors.
From April 2020 Ritchie Street Neighbourhood Health Centre the practice provides a convenient Walkin Service for its registered patients for minor ailments and small amounts of medication.