Organisation/Service Details

Organisation Details

Description of activity

On 2 July 2018 the urgent treatment centre replaced the former walk-in centre

New opening hours are 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

After 8pm please call NHS 111 – you can call NHS 111 at any time to find the right care for you

Adults and children who need urgent treatment may be given an appointment at the urgent treatment centre following clinical triage when you call NHS 111

We are increasing the flexibility of the service, which will be run by GPs and nurses, with other healthcare professionals

They will offer advice and treatment for adults and children with injuries or illnesses that are urgent but not life threatening

The urgent treatment centre combines the previous walk in centre with an extended hours GP service, based in the same location

Combining the two services will result in improved GP cover, resulting in better care for patients

Examples of conditions treated at an urgent treatment centre are:
• minor injuries to limbs, with possible fractures
• urinary tract infections
• rashes
• superficial burns and scalds
• wounds requiring stitching/closure
• bites and stings
• minor head injuries, such as large bumps, bruises, or cuts
• tetanus injections if you need one following burns, cuts, or wounds
• minor skin and tissue infections
• removal of foreign bodies, including from eyes, ears and noses
• emergency contraception

What’s different for patients?

The main differences for patients are that may be given an appointment at the urgent treatment centre following clinical triage when you call NHS 111 and the opening hours changed.

Appointments

You may be given a booked appointment following clinical triage when you call NHS 111
You may be given a booked appointment by your GP practice

You can still walk in and be given a booked appointment (you can then choose to sit and wait or come back at the appointment time) - a survey in the past two months established that 59.5% of people who attended the previous walk-in centre would accept an appointment rather than stay and wait to be seen

Opening hours

The new service is open until 8pm, rather than 10pm as previously, in line with other urgent treatment centres – call NHS 111 after 8pm

Richmond CCG, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and the Richmond GP Alliance, have worked on developing the service together, with input from stakeholders.

If you have any queries about this please email pals.hrch@nhs.net or call 0800 953 0363 – the phone is answered between 9am and 5pm, but you can leave a message at any time. For more information, please click here

What is an urgent treatment centre (UTC)?
This is where you go if you need urgent medical attention, but A&E isn’t the appropriate place. It is a GP-led service, open for 12 hours every day of the week, every week of the year – including bank holidays.

Why has the service been renamed as an urgent treatment centre?
The NHS is working to standardise the services available for urgent care. Feedback from the public suggests the range of services currently on offer is confusing, from minor injury units, to urgent care centres, urgent treatment centres and walk-in centres – all of which provide similar services. This is about standardising the services, so they are all open from 8am-8pm, with appointments available through NHS 111, to give help the public understand where the best place is for their care.

How does it differ from a walk-in centre?
The main difference is that the service is open until 8pm (rather than 10pm) and booked appointments are available. Walk in appointments are also available.

What are the opening hours?
In line with the national model for Urgent Treatment Centres, the service will be open 7 days a week, including bank holidays, from 8am to 8pm. Currently, the walk-in centre is open until 10pm.

Do many patients currently attend from 8-10pm?
In Teddington the number of patients who currently attend each day between 8-10pm is small at about eight people on average. The NHS has a responsibility to spend taxpayers’ money in the most effective, fair and sustainable way, so staffing and running a treatment centre for two hours when demand is so low is not a good use of finite local NHS resources.

When should I go to an urgent treatment centre?
An urgent treatment centre is appropriate for conditions such as injuries, fevers, eye problems or suspected broken limbs. If life is in danger, patients should call 999 or go to A&E.

Urgent Treatment Centres have access to simple diagnostics such as pregnancy tests or x-rays, as well as a range of other services.

Prescriptions can be issued, but you will need to go to a pharmacy to get the medication. To find a pharmacy near you, please check online at https://beta.nhs.uk/find-a-pharmacy/

Are children seen in the Urgent Treatment Centre?
Yes

Can patients contact the urgent treatment centre directly to book an appointment?
No.

How are you going to manage the move towards predominately booked appointments?
The transition to booked appointments will be gradual. NHS 111 will help us manage the transition as they gradually book more people into the service. Walk in appointments will continue to be available.

Will the urgent treatment centre be able to cope with bookable appointments as well as people just walking in?
Yes, there will be one system for booking appointments and another system for people who walk in. The systems will work alongside each other.

For more information about urgent treatment centres, visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/urgent-treatment-centres%E2%80%93principles-standards.pdf

Organisation Contact Details

Address and Accessibility

Address Details

Address 1
Teddington Memorial Hospital
Address 2
Hampton Road
Town
Teddington
County
Middlesex
Postcode
TW11 0JL

Accessibility

Accessible building
Yes
Accessible toilets
Yes
Parking facilities
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
N/A
Staff have specialist training
Yes

Availability

Availability Details

Days and times of activity / opening
MondayFrom 8amTo 8pm
TuesdayFrom 8amTo 8pm
WednesdayFrom 8amTo 8pm
ThursdayFrom 8amTo 8pm
FridayFrom 8amTo 8pm
SaturdayFrom 8amTo 8pm
SundayFrom 8amTo 8pm
When is the activity or service available
All Year Round
How to access the service/activity
Pre-book Drop-in / Turn-up
Does a parent / carer need to stay on premises during activity
Yes
Is there a cost for this service or activity
No

Categories

Which categories suit this organisation?

Services
Health Services

Age Range

Age of Users
From 0 To 25