Loxford Polyclinc that located in South London, United Kingdom, was designed by Devereux Architects. The new 4 storey polyclinic was required to serve up to 50,000 local people and had to offer early & late appointments 7 days a week for a comprehensive range of services traditionally provided only in Hospitals. In addition to GP surgeries, new services now include: minor ops, x-ray & ultrasound, ENT / audiology, phlebotomy, dentistry, podiatry, ophthalmology, rheumatology and gynaecology.
The Polyclinic sits at the centre of Redbridge PCT’s new Loxford ‘Polysystem’: a new way of joining up health services and providing easier access to healthcare. The clinic is a Hub providing links with local Spoke facilities ie GP surgeries, primary and other voluntary care services. The architects encourage healthy lifestyles and have included a well-being clinic and a cardiology / physiotherapy unit complete with gym. Patients can pop in without appointment and use the Self Testing Facility for blood pressure and BMI, book into the flexible group rooms for health related activities or just relax in the community café. Complementing the Polyclinic services the ‘100 Hour’ pharmacy offers consulting facilities.