From Tuesday 19 May 2020, we will be providing a pre-booked COVID-19 testing service for key workers and their family members (who are symptomatic) across Brent CCG The Brent coronavirus Patient Assessment Centre (Escalation Care Clinic – ECC). This includes staff employed by:
a GP practice in Brent
a Care Home in Brent
Social & Domiciliary Services in Brent
Brent Local Authority
Other key workers in Brent
The test service will operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and will be based in the car park at the front of Willesden Centre for Health (the same location as the Brent ECC), and patients will be able to access the service by car (preferably), cycle or on foot.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to be tested, you must complete the testing request form below, and then wait for a telephone call or SMS from the Brent ECC team confirming your test booking. Please do not turn up to the service without a confirmed test booking.
You must be a key worker of family member of a key worker.
Your symptoms must be within 5 days or less.
You must consent to receiving your test results via text message.
You must be able to come to the testing centre by car (not a taxi), on foot or by cycle.
You must be registered with a GP.
Message from Dr MC Patel, Brent CCG Chair
Service Summary for staff
Week 1 Summary from Dr Aumran Tahir (5 April 2020)
Week 2 Summary from Dr Aumran Tahir (12 April 2020)
Week 3 Summary from Dr Aumran Tahir (19 April 2020)
Week 5 Summary from Dr Aumran Tahir (2 May 2020)
Safety protocols for staff
Key Worker Testing: Staff Training
EMIS: How to consult for Brent ECC
EMIS: How to book a patient in
Donning and Doffing PPE
How to use the telephones at Brent ECC
Respiratory Techniques – by Dr Munshi at Queens Hospital
Ealing CCG: Respiratory Guidance on Management of COVID-19 (9 April 2020)
Willesden Centre for Health and Care, Robson Avenue, London, NW10 3RY
Where do I park?
Anywhere on Robson Avenue (main road) – parking enforcement has been suspended by the council. We have coned the disabled bays which have been allocated for patients to park and easily access the assessment centre.
How do I get in?
Enter via the main entrance of Willesden Centre for Health and Care. Upon entry, turn right and enter the double doors for Burnley Medical Practice. The assessment centre is being run from the practice premises, and Burnley Medical Practice has temporarily relocated to the first floor of the premises.
GP Support Line for GP Hot Sites and Respiratory Queries Across NWL
The following message is from: Dr Sarah Elkin | Respiratory Consultant & Director of Integrated care, Imperial | NWL Respiratory Lead
We have set up a GP support line for GP hot sites AND respiratory queries across NWL.
The number is: 020 3311 4488 It will be manned daily (until further notice) and we will be able to forward any queries to the correct person if needs be.
Currently Mon-Fri 9am-6pm whilst waiting for more consultants from NWL to come forward to help. Aim is to extend hours.
We are also continuing with non urgent advice on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will have a 2-3 day return whilst we are all on shift ward working.