Welcome to the Medical Centre of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Our surgery, set within the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary, represents the latest chapter in the distinguished and unbroken history of medical care provided since 1692 by our predecessors to the veteran soldiers of the RHC.  Although there have been many changes in medical care during those 325 years, our aim is unchanged - we strive to provide the Chelsea Pensioners with exceptional and personalised medical advice and treatment to enable each to live as healthy, content and active a life as possible. Along with first class medical healthcare, we also achieve this aim with close liaison between the doctors and staff of the practice and our colleagues in the wider Royal Hospital care and social and welfare teams who all contribute to the holistic care of the Chelsea Pensioners. The Royal Hospital’s model of integrated health and social care allows our GPs to seamlessly coordinate and plan the clinical care of the in-pensioners with the on-site team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and other health and social care professionals. 

The RHC Medical Centre is a registered NHS GP surgery, and as such our patients are eligible to receive all available NHS treatments and services, either through the surgery team, or from the local community clinics or NHS hospitals.  Due to the unique nature of the practice which only serves the 300 or so pensioners of the RHC, we are better able to concentrate our resources in optimising the health and wellbeing of the Chelsea Pensioners than would be possible in a standard GP setting.  The doctors, nurses and care assistants have morning and afternoon surgeries each weekday and in addition the GPs will visit and supervise the medical treatment of those residents in the care home who cannot get to the medical centre.  We also run a variety of specialised chronic disease clinics (eg diabetes, asthma and COPD) and care planning clinics.

Visiting consultants attend the surgery to see in-house referrals and further specialist clinics are being developed.  Our GPs have developed close links with their consultant colleagues in the local NHS hospitals, which can be of great help to our patients when planning out-patient treatment and admissions or discharges to and from hospital.

The Medical Centre is subject to and compliant with the prevailing NHS GP contracts and is CQC inspected in tandem with the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary Care Home.  At our last full inspection in 2019, we were awarded “Outstanding” status by the CQC Inspection Team.

We feel privileged and proud to be continuing the long tradition of medical care to the veteran soldiers of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and we look forward to assisting our current and future Chelsea Pensioners optimise their health now and in the years to come.

Margaret Thatcher Infirmary - Medical Centre Details
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Margaret Thatcher Infirmary
Royal Hospital Road
SW3 4SR (Get Directions)
Tel: 020 7881 5267

Reception Opening Hours
Monday - Friday - 08:00 - 18:00 

Telephone Opening Hours
Monday - Friday - 08:00 - 18:30

Practice Staff
Dr Fergus Keating
Dr Maya Chowdhury
Natalia Eisler – Senior Practice Nurse
Amanda Lord - Infirmary Business Manager
Elzbieta Muciek – Medical Centre Health Care Assistant
Sarah Reilly – Medical Centre Receptionist

Services Provided

  • Primary care medical services to include chronic disease management
  • Primary care nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Chiropody
  • Audiology

Patient online access
Our registered patients can Click here to book an appointment online, request repeat prescriptions or view their summary. (Patients will need to request a username and password in person at the surgery before they will be able to use this functionality.)

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Medical Centre Privacy Notice
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Patient Survey Report 2019
Click here to view the results from our annual patient experience survey for 2018/19.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea's Mission Statement
To provide veterans with the care and comradeship they need in recognition of their service to the Nation.

Extended Hours Provision
We now offer some extended hours provision across our Primary Care Network. If you are unable to get an appointment at your own practice at a time that suits you, you may be able to book an appointment at another local practice. Your own practice’s reception team will be able to access these appointments, and book you in to them. The doctor or nurse that you see will be able to view your clinical record in order to support your care. South PCN has appointments available on some weekday mornings from 7-8am, weekday evenings until 8:30pm, and on Saturday mornings. Please note that, as with other bookable appointments, these are available on a first come first served basis. Click here to learn more about PCNs.

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Chelsea Pensioners share recollections of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Royal Hospital Chelsea community continues to send our thoughts and condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time. Many of our Chelsea Pensioners were fortunate enough to meet HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Hospital’s Founder’s Day celebrations or through his other official duties.

Infirmary Bombing
Remembering the Soane Infirmary bombing

Today marks 80 years following the bombing of the Royal Hospital’s Infirmary during the Second World War. The magnificent Infirmary, which once stood on the current site of the National Army Museum, was hit by a parachute bomb on 16 April 1941 – destroying most of the building and tragically ending the lives of 13 people.


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