Our Services

Our Services

As part of our ongoing commitment to improve access to patients in primary care, we offer additional appointments Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm. These are known as Enhanced Access Hub Appointments. There are a range of ways that you can get advice from a GP practice, including online consultations and over the telephone. Speak to the practice receptionist or a member of the practice team to find out more.  

For further information on booking an appointment, please click here or contact your local GP surgery. Appointments can also be booked by calling the Harness Single Point of Access on 020 8194 7355. Appointments are based at Wembley Centre for Health and Care and Park Royal Medical Practice.

The Spring Booster 2024 COVID-19 Vaccination campaign will begin on the 15th of April 2024 for housebound and care home patients and on the 22nd of April 2024 for all other eligible patients.

Please see our weekly vaccination clinic schedule below (starting from week commencing 22/04/2024):

  • Wednesdays 13:00-18:00 at Wembley Centre for Health and Care
  • Thursdays 14:00-18:00 at Park Royal Medical Practice
  • Saturdays 09:00-17:30 at Park Royal Medical Practice
  • Saturdays 10:00-16:30 at Wembley Centre for Health and Care

For further information and to book an appointment please click here

Everyone living with diabetes should have an annual diabetic review. Each year, patients should have the following tests:

  • An HbA1c test, which checks your average blood sugar levels over the last three months.  
  • A blood pressure check, a cholesterol test to check your blood fats, and blood and urine tests to check how well your kidneys are working.  
  • A review of your weight and BMI
  • Eye screening to check for signs of diabetic retinopathy, which is a complication of diabetes.
  • A foot check to make sure you don’t have problems with the nerves or circulation in your feet.  
  • A review and update of your agreed diabetes management plan.   

The Diabetes One Stop Clinic is a special clinic for people with diabetes. It is held by Harness and InHealth Diagnostic Centre. This clinic invites diabetic patients who need their yearly diabetic review. At this clinic, patients can get all their tests (including eye screening) done in one visit. There are also dieticians available on-site to talk to should you wish to.

Harness offers vital spirometry assessments for patients in Brent who may be experiencing potential lung issues. Spirometry is a crucial test that assesses the functionality of a person’s lungs. If a doctor suspects a respiratory disease like COPD or asthma, they may recommend a basic spirometry test to help with diagnosis.

Our dedicated team conducts these tests in one of our two well-equipped hubs. The results are then carefully reviewed by our specialist-trained GP, who will provide a detailed interpretation of your results, which will then be sent to your registered GP practice.

This process ensures that you receive a prompt and accurate assessment of your lung health, allowing for timely and effective treatment if needed. Count on Harness for comprehensive spirometry assessments to support your overall respiratory well-being!

To be booked for an appointment you must be referred by your registered GP Practice.

Warfarin is an ‘anti-coagulation’ drug that prevents blood clots from forming and reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, without close and regular monitoring, it can pose risks. Recent changes have been implemented in its prescription process.

Moving forward, when a patient requests a prescription for warfarin, the doctor must ensure that the necessary monitoring has been conducted. Prescriptions for warfarin can no longer be issued ‘as directed’ and the specific dose must be stated on the prescription.

If you require assessment or monitoring in the warfarin clinic, your GP Practice will make the necessary referral.

The Harness housebound team visits patients at home and in care homes to provide nursing assessments and healthcare services for patients with a physical healthcare need. The service supports and encourages people with disabilities and long-term health conditions to improve their health, cope with health problems, and achieve the best possible quality of life.

To arrange a visit you must be referred by your registered GP Practice.

The Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) within the Primary Care Network (PCN) is a coordinated approach designed to streamline patient care across various healthcare providers and settings. By aligning services and resources, the ICP ensures seamless transitions between primary, secondary, and community care, ultimately enhancing patient experience and outcomes. Through collaborative efforts among healthcare professionals, patients receive timely and comprehensive care tailored to their individual needs. This integrated approach not only promotes efficiency but also fosters continuity of care, enabling patients to navigate the healthcare system more effectively while optimising their health outcomes.

Social Prescribing Link Workers play a crucial role in bridging the gap between clinical care and community support services. These dedicated professionals work closely with patients to understand their holistic health needs and connect them with non-medical support resources such as social groups, community activities, and voluntary services. By empowering patients to address underlying social determinants of health, such as loneliness, housing, or financial concerns, Social Prescribing Link Workers enhance overall well-being and resilience. Through personalised guidance and advocacy, they enable individuals to access a wider range of support options, promoting self-management and empowering patients to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

The Harness Clinical Pharmacy team consists of a range of pharmacists with combined background experience throughout the sector. They aim to utilise their skills in medication safety and medicine optimisation to support and promote the safe and appropriate use of medicines across our population. 

They work alongside primary care teams to review repeat prescriptions, answer patient queries, action clinical letters and carry out medicine reconciliation following hospital discharges. They also liaise with specialist hospital teams when needed and action safety alerts. They manage various long-term conditions including; hypertension, diabetes and asthma, as well as complex polypharmacy and chronic pain reviews. Some of the team are Independent Prescribers who use this skill in their specialist clinics.

Some of the clinical pharmacists work within the Harness ICP with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, where unique skill sets are used to provide holistic domiciliary/ remote reviews, including optimising the management of long-term or acute/ chronic conditions.

The team also support care homes across Harness and works closely with the local Integrated Care Board (ICB) / practice teams on Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) and Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) initiatives. ​The team aspires to continue to deliver the best quality of care to Harness patients and to support the Harness vision of creating healthier communities.

HERN works with the NHS to support approved research studies and deliver an education programme based on workforce needs. 

ARRS Roles

Alkisti

First Contact Physiotherapist

Harness South PCN
Meet Alkisti, a dedicated and compassionate healthcare professional who graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2015 as physiotherapist. With a primary focus on musculoskeletal care, Alkisti has accumulated valuable experience working in both private and NHS sectors.
 
Alkisti is a certified Soft Tissue and Joint Therapist, completing her course from University of Essex, enhancing her abilities to provide comprehensive care in primary care settings. Moreover, Alkisti achieved a Master’s degree in Pain Management from the University College of London (UCL) in 2022, earning the distinction for her academic achievements where she is having her research paper published.
 
Alkisti is a Health Education England accredited FCP Clinical Supervisor. As a leader, Alkisti effectively manages an expanding team of FCPs based in London, mentoring fellow professionals to excel in their roles and ensuring the delivery of top-quality patient care.
 
As a First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP), Alkisti serves as the first point of contact for patients seeking musculoskeletal care. She is taking the time to listen attentively to patients’ concerns and symptoms. Through a combination of subjective assessments and clinical expertise, Alkisti quickly forms a holistic understanding of each patient’s needs.
 
Whether she’s prescribing exercise programs or offering advice on pain management strategies, Alkisti remains dedicated to empowering her patients to take control of their health.
 
Driven by a genuine desire to make a difference, Alkisti looks forward to each new day as an opportunity to continue her mission of promoting musculoskeletal health and wellbeing in her community.

Chima John Nwachukwu

First Contact Physiotherapist

Harness South PCN
John earned his Physiotherapy degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 2013. He has worked in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom, accumulating a wealth of experiences. His clinical areas of expertise include musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, sports injuries, elderly care, neurological conditions, obstetrics, gynaecology and community rehabilitation.

John is currently completing masters-level academic modules in Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh anchored by the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM). His commitment to advancing clinical knowledge underscores his passion for excellence.
Working at Harness PCN/Primary Care Physio allows John to thrive because of the great support he receives within the organisation. He completed his HEE FCP accreditation via the Portfolio route within 1 year. Motivation, good time management, problem-solving, rapid decision-making, quality assessment, and meticulous documentation are key skills necessary for John to perform his role. John works collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members in primary care to provide holistic patient care. The workplace culture at Harness PCN champions innovation, teamwork, and respect for diverse perspectives. For John, patient satisfaction—knowing that time was well spent and optimal outcomes were achieved, is the greatest reward that comes from doing his job at Harness PCN.

John is also an ordained Minister with the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria/Church of Scotland and a published author of several books.