20 November 2012,

MP unveils Newby Health and Wellbeing Centretitle

Jim Fitzpatrick, the MP for Poplar and Limehouse, officially opened Newby Health and Wellbeing Centre (21 Newby Place, London, E14 0EY) on Tuesday 20 November.

The centre brings together two GP practices and a wide-range of health and community services. The GP practices are open for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday.

Speaking at the event, Dr John Carrier, Chair of NHS North East London and the City, said:

"Primary care including GP practices and pharmacies are way that people most often interact with the NHS. This quality, modern, purpose-built health and wellbeing centre reflects the commitment of the local NHS to improving the health and wellbeing of local people through primary care.

"The centre is very convenient. It has a variety of health and wellbeing services located in the building. Local people don't need to go to the hospital for these services. The GP practices are open longer hours this enables people to see a GP at times that are more convenient to them."

The Newby Place Health and Wellbeing Centre has modern consultation rooms, along with a spacious waiting area. The centre also has audiology, foot health, district nursing, health visiting, mental health, psychology, diabetes, midwifery services, sexual health, children's speech and language therapy as well as being the base for adult community nursing services.

The centre, that first opened to the public on Monday 11 June, was officially opened by Jim Fitzpatrick MP for Poplar and Limehouse. Before unveiling the plaque he said:

"Community spaces are so important. Newby Health and Wellbeing Centre is an excellent addition to our local area. It represents in a very tangible way the efforts that have been made by local people and the NHS to improve the health and well-being of the local community."