UK Programme

What do we do in the UK?

Doctors of the World runs a clinic and advocacy programme that provides medical care, information and practical support to vulnerable people, helping them access the healthcare they need. We have a clinic in Bethnal Green, London and we also run pilot programmes in Hackney and Brighton.

The clinics are run by volunteer GPs, nurses and support workers who provide information and basic short-term healthcare to excluded people across the UK, such as vulnerable migrants, sex workers and people with no fixed address.

We believe that every person has the right to primary healthcare, and will advocate tirelessly on behalf of those facing barriers.

Do you need a doctor?

If you’re having problems getting healthcare, find out more on how to access mainstream services here. If you need more help you can visit our clinic directly, our team can give you free and confidential support – whatever your status and wherever you live.

We can help you to:

  • Consult with a support worker and/or a medical professional
  • Register with a GP
  • Access specialist services
  • Get free prescriptions, eye tests and dental care

 

Bethnal Green clinic

Praxis
Pott Street
London
E2 0EF

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green
Nearest bus: D3, 8, 106, 254, 388

Please print a copy of our Bethnal Green leaflet here.

 

When to come

The drop-in clinic is open from 1pm to 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Our drop-in list opens at 11am, and as we operate on a “first come, first served” basis once the list is full we’re unable to see more people.

 

The first and third Tuesday of every month is a special family clinic:

Appointments are between 12pm and 6pm and we operate a limited drop-in on the day on a “first come, first served” basis. Once the list is full we’re unable to see more people.

We provide free, confidential medical consultations as well as providing specialised information and practical support, specific and general to the needs of pregnant women and families with children.

If you would like to book an appointment please contact us using the details below.

Contact

Clinic advice line: 020 75157534. This line is open from 10am to 12 midday, Monday to Friday. Outside of this time please email: clinic@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

If you’re calling from an organisation, please call our clinic office line:
020 70789629
 

Hackney clinic

British Red Cross Destitution Centre
92 Dalston Lane
London
E8 1NG

Nearest tube: Dalston Juntion or Dalston Kingsland (Overground)
Nearest bus: 67, 76, 149, 243, 276

When to come

Fridays from 11am to 4pm

To make an appointment for either clinic please call us on the advice line number below between 10am and 12 midday.

The clinics are closed on Bank Holidays.

Contact

Same as the Bethnal Green clinic above.
 

Brighton clinic

BVIE
St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
55 Upper North Street
Brighton
BN1 3FH

When to come

Tuesdays 1pm to 6pm

We also offer limited appointment slots.

Please print a copy of our Brighton leaflet here.

Contact

07511 664 415
01273 203053
brighton@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

 

 

A special thanks to Podio for helping our volunteers communicate more easily.


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