Spotlight has worked with the Tower Hamlet’s GP Care Group and other partners, including Docklands Outreach, Safe East and Queen Mary University Clinical Effectiveness Group to provide you with a new GP service.
Health Spot is specifically dedicated to the well-being of young people and is open to you in the safe space of Spotlight. Health Spot offers friendly, confidential medical appointments with a doctor who is experienced in supporting young people with health needs.
No problem is too big or too small: Health Spot is here for your physical and emotional needs. We want you to get the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
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Health Spot is here to deal with your unmet health needs. These can be related to any part of your physical and mental well-being, including mental health, sexual health, drug or alcohol misuse or anything else that might be worrying you. We work with other local services such as Docklands Outreach and Safe East and alongside our own youth work offerings to make sure you receive the best support possible.
Everyone aged 11-19 is welcome, and up to 25 if you have any SEND or any additional needs. You do not need to already be a member of Spotlight to book an appointment.
Every Tuesday between 4pm-8pm
Appointments are with a doctor. You can also request to have a trusted youth worker present if that makes you more comfortable! You will be able to safely access confidential advice, receive prescriptions and more.
Appointments are available in-person or remotely, depending on what you prefer.
Each consultation is 30 minutes, but can be longer if needed
If you would like to book a slot please contact Treaser by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone on 07734 346 127. You will need to provide your name and a contact number. Bookings are open throughout the week and are given out on a first come first service basis.
Health Spot has both a male and a female doctor, so if you would like to be seen by a doctor of the same gender please ask when booking your appointment.
Yes, you are entitled to confidential care, at any age. Keeping something confidential means not telling anyone, including your parents or school, the things you’ve told us or even that you have booked an appointment.
In the NHS children and young people are allowed to make their own decisions about their health care as long as they have “capacity” – in other words, if you can fully understand the information being shared with you by the health care professional.
This means you can trust us to keep it private unless we are really worried about you or someone else’s safety. Then we may need to talk to other professionals who will help to keep you or other people safe. We will always try to discuss this with you first.
We would only need to say or do something if: