Patients fear that services at a healthcare centre will be "scattered" after NHS bosses confirmed they were considering moving a dialysis unit to the site.

The Peckwater Centre in Kentish Town currently brings together health, mental health, social care and  wheelchair users services under one roof.

But patients fear they may have to make way for a dialysis unit.

The Mary Rankin Dialysis Unit, currently based at St Pancras Hospital, is being forced to move amid major redevelopment.

The NHS’ North Central London Integrated Care Board has now confirmed it is eyeing up the Kentish Town site as a “potential” new home.

But patients at a neighbouring GP surgery – The Caversham Group Practice – say The Peckwater Centre is the “wrong place” for the unit, and have asked Camden Council to step in on their behalf.

Roderick Allison, chair of Caversham Patients’ Participation Group, told the Ham and High patients are concerned for the future of the services Peckwater provides.

He said: “There’s no other purpose-built primary care unit that could take them so they’d have to be scattered around the borough or jammed into some inadequate accommodation where they have no room for expansion.”

Mr Allison added that the plans go against policies to group health and social care services together so they can work together and also reduce travel for patients.

He said: “A lot of people in a place like Kentish Town will have multiple problems and it’s so much easier for them if they’re all together in one place and they don’t have to go around trudging from centre to centre to access different services.

“Breaking up the primary care hub and scattering the services all over the borough runs completely contrary to making access easier for the people who need it most.”

Camden Council says it shares the concerns of Caversham patients.

Cllr Anna Wright, cabinet member for health, wellbeing and adult social care said: “While we all recognise the need to find the right home for much-needed dialysis services, I am keen to encourage the NHS to explore different options that could offer a more strategic solution, one that enhances rather than undermines our joint efforts to deliver integrated community based health and care services that meet the needs and the preferences of Camden residents.”

A NCL Integrated Care Board spokesperson said: “The North Central London ICB is working with NHS trusts to find a new location for the Kidney and Diabetes Centre (the Mary Rankin Unit) which can deliver the very best care in a modern, purpose-built setting.

“We are committed to continuing to provide these services locally and are considering the Peckwater Centre as a potential site, but this is an ongoing process and no decisions have been made.”

There are no proposals that impact the Caversham Group Practice or the delivery of GP services at its premises in Peckwater Street.