About PELC

PELC is a not-for-profit organisation which was formed in 2004 by a group of local GPs who wished to share resources to provide quality Out-of-Hours GP services for their local communities. The formal structure is that of an Industrial & Provident Society with a membership drawn from GPs, healthcare commissioners, patients and staff.  The organisation reinvests all profits into improving its service, there are no shareholders.

PELC provide a comprehensive range of services to meet the needs of the community and enable swift access to medical care that is appropriate and effective.  From the initial telephone assessment, to face-to-face consultations, the PELC team work together for the wellbeing of every patient to ensure their medical needs are met.  We collaborate with a wide range of NHS service providers to provide integrated primary medical care for patients and communities. PELC are registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission) who ensure that we provide the highest standards of clinical care for patients in line with government standards.  

Today, our service covers Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering, Waltham Forest and West Essex, providing services to over 1.1 million patients in the region.