The Cricklewood walk-in service that ran from Cricklewood Health Centre is to close on 30 June 2020 following the decision announced in February 2020. The GP practice at Cricklewood Health Centre remains open to new and existing patients and Brent residents have a wide range of alternative health care available to them.
The NHS in Brent and Barnet made the joint decision to close the walk-in service which followed an episodic model of care following a joint public engagement in August to October 2019. The NHS in Brent is encouraging residents to register with a GP practice to access continuing and preventative health care services and reminding them of the wide range of alternative healthcare services that are available:
In line with national guidance, the walk-in service has been closed for walk-in appointments since the end of March 2020 and GP practices have moved to a remote total triage system, to protect patients and staff from coronavirus. Most patients have a telephone or video appointment with their GP and only those patients that really need one are invited in for a face to face appointment. Many patients enjoy the convenience of a remote appointment which avoids the need for travel.