After 18 months in the Square, it´s about time I register with a local GP ;D
Is it any Doctor and/or Practice you would recommend? Any you would NOT recommend?
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Hi argayu. When I needed to see a doctor for the first time after moving to this area I discovered that the NHS website offers a rather decent online service for finding a GP. You enter your postcode and they throw back a list ordered according to how close you are. Nothing special in that you may think. But, they also allow folk to recommend and or leave comments against each GP: Brilliant! I ran through the list and picked the highest rated within a couple of miles of here (and it was highest by a decent margin too). It was Queensbridge Group Practice, 24 Holly St, E8 3XP. Tel: 020 7254 1101. Since registering with them I have needed their services twice and was really happy both times. And they are only a 5 minute walk from the Square! Hope that helps.
I know I'm a bit late for this, but I cannot recommend the Dalston Practice on Madinah Road. They basically confirm every stereotype one may have about the NHS: inconvenient hours, incredibly old facilities, bad customer service. I felt I was being processed through a system rather than treated by medical staff. And I never did manage to get an appointment with the GP because apparently a general consultation for no obvious reason is not something they do. Instead, I saw a nurse who had such a strong accent that I as a foreigner really struggled to understand her. Not that she would have noticed. She was more interested in her paperwork than in me. I definitely won't be back.