NHS Services

Blessing Medical Centre

Covers the Queen's Park area and offers a range of services including a Diabetic Clinic and Heart, Stroke and Hypertension Clinic.

Address:

307 Kilburn Lane,

W9 3EG

Tel: 0844 815 1522

Diabetes Centre Westminster

The Westminster Diabetes Centre offers care in the community, rather than in hospital, for people with Type 2 diabetes. The team includes diabetes consultants, diabetes nurses, specialist podiatrists, dieticians and a clinical psychologist. The centre also offers retinal (eye) screening and the X-PERT diabetes education programme.

The X-PERT Diabetes Programme  is a six-week education programme for people with type 2 diabetes. The programme focuses on self-empowerment and is designed to provide people with the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to self-manage their diabetes. The programme runs for six weeks. Each session is two and a half hours long and covers topics like What is Diabetes? Weight Management, Carbohydrate Awareness, Complications and includes a Supermarket Tour.

If you have type 2 diabetes, your GP can refer you to the Westminster Diabetes Centre. Your referral will be reviewed by the team at the Centre. You will receive an appointment letter with the time and date or will be requested to phone and arrange an appointment convenient to you.

Address:
4b Maida Vale, W9 1SP
Tel: 020 7316 1200

Drop in to Weigh in

Free friendly advice and weekly encouragement to manage your weight from NHS Westminster's community dieticians

Address:

Beethoven Centre,

Third Avenue, London,

W10 4JL
 

Ethnic Fit for Life

A free weight management programme for ethnic communities who want to lose weight and get fit. Get advice on nutrition and exercise. Contact the dietetics department.

Tel: 020 7563 6110

Expert Patients Programme

This is a free six week course for anyone living with a long-term health condition. You learn skills and techniques to help you take control of your life and manage your condition and its treatment. This includes diabetes. Call the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) for information and for details of current local courses.

Tel: 0800 587 8818/020 7150 8311

Email: expert.patient@westminster-pct.nhs.uk

Harrow Road Health Centre

The Health Centre is wheelchair accessible and offers a broad range of general health services, chronic disease services and women's health. Arabic and Bengali are two of the many languages spoken by staff.

Address:

209 Harrow Road,

W2 5EH.

Tel:020 7286 1231.

Website: www.harrowroadhc.co.uk

Health Improvement Team

The Health Improvement team work in partnership with local voluntary, community and statutory organisations to improve health and encourage healthier lifestyles for people in Westminster. This nurse-led, skilled, proactive team also act as a resource, supporting other health professionals who work in health promotion.

Address:
The Health Improvement Team
Lisson Grove Health Centre
Gateforth Street
London
NW8 8EG
Tel: 020 7563 6217
Email: hpgroup@westminster-pct.nhs.uk

Improve your health with a Health Trainer

Funded by NHS Westminster, Health Trainers are a free service provided by local people who have been trained to help you identify changes that could improve your health and wellbeing.

Telephone: 020 8964 2727
Website: http://www.westminsterhealthtrainers.com/

Language Services

GRIP NHS Language Service is part of Central West London Community Services and a leading high quality provider of face to face interpreting and British Sign Language (BSL) services in health and social care in London. GRIP’s purpose is to deliver the best quality services with a friendly customer approach ensuring that patients with spoken language needs have equal access and feel able to use services available to them. NHS staff can book interpreters online or by fax.

Address:
15 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5JD
Tel:  020 7150 8355
Minicom:  020 7486 9582
Email:    grip.admin@westminster-pct.nhs.uk
Website: www.grip-nhs.co.uk

Lisson Grove Health Centre

Address:

Gateforth Street

NW8 8EH

Tel: 020 7724 2391

Website: http://www.lissongrovehealthcentre.co.uk/ 

Marylebone Health Centre

Regular services include a Diabetes Clinic

Address:

17a Marylebone Road,

NW1 5LT.

Website: http://www.marylebonehealthcentre.co.uk/

New Elgin Practice

Has a Diabetes Clinic.

Address:

44 Chippenham Road,

W9 2AF.

Tel: 0844 477 8728.

Website: http://www.thenewelginpractice.co.uk/

Nutrition and Dietetics

Registered Dieticians convert scientific evidence on nutrition and health into practical advice to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. They guide and support patients with a range of nutrition-related conditions who want to improve their health. In addition to GP clinics and home visits they run a number of group education programmes and are involved in disease prevention initiatives. Specialty areas include diabetes and ethnic health.

The Dieticians run a range of free programmes for people who want to lose weight, get fit or change their lifestyle:
Fit for Life – a 12-week weight management and exercise programme, and is available to anyone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 27.
Drop-in to Weigh-In – weekly adult weight management session for those who live or work in Westminster.  No appointment is necessary.

Referral: by GP or health professional, some self referrals for group education programmes are accepted. 
Tel: 020 7563 6110 

Paddington Green Health Centre

Their services include a Diabetes Clinic and Dietician. Farsi is spoken. 

Address:

4 Princess Louise Close,

W2 1LQ

Tel: 020 7887 1600/1601.

Website: http://www.paddingtongreenhc.nhs.uk/

Queen’s Park Health Centre

The services provided include a Diabetes Clinic.

Address:

164 Dart Street, W10 4LD.

Tel: 020 8968 8899.

Westbourne Fit for Life

Fit for Life is a 12-week weight management and exercise programme run by dieticians. It is FREE for anyone who lives or works in Westminster who has a BMI above 27.

Address:

The Stowe,

258 Harrow Road,

W2 5ES.

Tel:020 7266 8220/0207 563 6110

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