The Practice is sending invitations for the coronavirus vaccine to patients as per NHSE guidance. They are also being sent through NHS England. Please follow the news and other social media for the latest updates. You will be contacted when you become due for the vaccination.

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Ramadan & COVID Vaccine - Patient Advisory

How to Book your COVID Vaccination: Assurance on the Astra Zeneca COVID Vaccine

COVID Vaccinations - Advice on booking

COVID Vaccinations and You. 

Directions to Bocking Street COVID Vaccination Centre

Directions to John Scott Health Centre COVID Vaccination Centre

The National COVID Vaccination Programme

Coronavirus Vaccination Patient Leaflet

Public Awareness Message - Beware of Fake COVID Vaccination Invites.

Healthwatch Hackney Meeting - Early Diagnosis and Referrals for Cancer

Leaflet for Patients with Suspected COVID19 Infection. Isolating at Home Guidance.

The pandemic continues to take its toll on hospital admissions and bed occupancy in local hospitals is running TO ALMOST FULL CAPACITY. Help us reduce pressure on hospital services by contacting your GP first. If you require medical advice outside of these hours please contact NHS 111.

The longstanding `Pharmacy First' scheme for treatment of listed minor ailments directly by a pharmacist has now been revised by the local Clinical Commissioning Group and renamed `Health First Pharmacy' to provide better access to care for minor conditions especially for those considered socially vulnerable. Please refer to the link for further details.

Health First Pharmacy Scheme

Influenza vaccinations for those over 65 years of age will be available at the Practice from 21 September 2020. Those under 65 years of age and eligible can have it from the 30th of September. Alternately, you can have vaccinations at your local chemist. Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlie

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This short survey will help to understand the thoughts and experiences of north east London residents on the influenza vaccine. Insight gained from the survey will be used to develop ways to best communicate and engage with the public on the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu this year.

To get a large representative sample, we are asking GP practices to help promote the survey. Please use the copy and link below on your website or social channels to share the survey with patients. 

Take part in our short survey and help the NHS in north east London this winter by sharing your views about flu vaccination.

Whether or not you had the flu vaccine last year, and whether or not you intend to have it this year, we would like to know what you think.


North East London Primary Care Team

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The NHS Is OPEN for YOU. Here's how we can help.

Advice to Patients on the Use of Face Coverings

Wearing Face Coverings:  Govt. Guidance on Mandatory Use and Exemption

AskmyGP Patient Leaflet

Ask My GP. Click here to seek clinical advice or administrative help.


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Advice & Guidance for Patients

THE SURGERY IS CLOSED TO PATIENTS FOR REGULAR HEALTH CARE ON ACCOUNT OF THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC. YOU MUST NOT ENTER THE PREMISES UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO DO SO. Please click on this link for further details. You must wear a mask and gloves during the entire time you are on the premises and resist from touching as much as possible.

Latest Set of Coronavirus Symptoms

New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste. Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change in smell or taste. The individual’s household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.

Testing for Coronavirus

Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting or calling 119 to book a test.  

Patients who do not have access to or cannot use the internet can call a dedicated phone line, which can be used to order a test if no other options are available. The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 07.00 and 23.00.  Around 98% of all Coronavirus test results are sent automatically to the individual within four days but for any that aren’t, the Call Centre can help individuals to follow up on their results. Patients should not be directed to request tests via NHS 111, as the service is not able to do this for them.

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

List of Medical Conditions on the High Risk to Coronavirus List

Further Guidance on Shielding the High Risk

NHS guidelines translated into 32 languages by Doctors of the World

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

NEW: Signhealth is providing a videos of summaries of key coronavirus guidance in BSL

Privacy Notice – COVID-19 and how we will use your data

Hackney Council Coronavirus Support line for vulnerable Adults: 020 8356 3111.

The Govt. and the NHS  have put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The current advice is for all those suspecting a COVID-19 infection to self-isolate and contact NHS 111 online in the first instance. 


How to protect Yourself

Are you eligible for an isolation note? Please click this link and find out more.

Guidance for employers and businesses about COVID19

DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP SURGERY, COMMUNITY PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. Go to NHS 111 online if possible as it is experiencing a very high volume of calls. Otherwise, call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. NHS 111 online can be accessed from NHS 111 Online.

General Information on the Novel Coronavirus

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus - Information for the Public

List of Countries Affected by category

COVID Guidance in English

COVID Guidance in Turkish

World Health Organisation: Guidance for the Public & Health Workers

Patient Advice Leaflet for COVID19 - Discharge from InPatient Stay

Patient Advice Leaflet for COVID19 - Discharge from A&E or GP consultation

If someone calls the NHS 111 they are assessed against a clinical pathway. If they are identified as a possible COVID-19 case, NHS 111 will not refer them to a GP or a pharmacist. For those assessed and found not to be a potential COVID-19 case, NHS 111 will handle their call as normal, which would include referring them to a GP, pharmacist or a dental Practice, based on patient need.

Coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with an infected person via cough, sneeze, hand contact or by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

NHS Recommended hand washing technique

* always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze Bin the tissue and wash your hands or use sanitiser gel.

* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

* Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

There are free services to support your mental health & wellbeing during the Coronavirus emergency. Core Arts can direct you to online support & activities to stay well & feel connected on 0203 941 3866 or If you need urgent help call the 24 hour Crisis Helpline 0208 432 8020. 


Please be advised that the `Minor Ailments Scheme' under which patients could receive acute treatment for a defined set of minor illnesses from a pharmacy where they were registered for the scheme WILL CEASE SERVICE FROM 1.4.2020. If you would like to know more, please read the leaflet below.

Over the Counter Leaflet : Easy to Read version

Over the Counter Leaflet : Normal size

Basic Information on Health Conditions

Changes to Prescribing Over the Counter (OTC) Medicines Poster

Changes to Over the Counter (OTC) Medications Leaflet

NHS New Out of Hours Arrangement from 1.10.2018

This new integrated out-of-hours service, starting at 11 AM on 1 October 2018, will be managed by the LAS (London Ambulance Service). ALL PATIENTS REQUIRING ACCESS TO THE OUT OF HOURS SERVICES WILL NEED TO RING 111. The old number, 020 8185 0545 is no longer in use. In effect, 111 will be the single point of telephone entry into urgent care services in the out of hours period (when the surgery is closed).


Mr Nayeem UDDIN (m)

The clinical pharmacist helps resolve day-to-day medication issues and consult with patients directly. This includes providing help manage long-term conditions, advising those taking multiple medicines (polypharmacy) and delivering clinical advice about treatments. They also assist with communication across a patient's care pathway and manage medicine shortages by suggesting suitable alternatives where appropriate.

Mrs Jennifer WATERFIELD (f)

Prescribing Senior Pharmacist is a professional associated to work with the Practice clinicians to maintain high quality and sustained prescribing standards and help achieve multiple NHS prescribing targets, including the QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention) programme, a NHS-wide tool to help drive quality improvement throughout the NHS.

Community Midwives

Homerton Hospital/Kingsmead

020 8510 5555

Midwives from the Homerton offer full ante-natal care along with general postnatal health advice every Wednesday afternoon. Appointments are made through the GP and hospital staff.

Mrs Margaret AKHIMEN (f)

Community Nurses

District nurses provide nursing care primarily through home visits but also at the practice by arrangement. Contact 020 8985 5013.

Mrs Denise FRANCIS (f)

District nurses provide home care for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions. Part of their responsibility includes carrying out checks, taking blood samples, ensuring diabetic patients get regular insulin doses, administering injections and IV fluids, giving chemotherapy to those with cancer and helping the dying live their last few days as painlessly as possible.

District nurses care for patients across all ages and medical conditions. However, most of their patients tend to be physically disabled, recently discharged from hospital, terminally ill individuals or elderly individuals who are suffering from irreversible age-related conditions. District nurses may work in several different locations around the community, but they spend most of their time in people’s homes.

The District Nurse service is accessible to patients through a referral from your GP.

Mrs Joy Onyije (f)

Community Matron

Health Visitors

Mrs Natasha THOMAS (f)


Miss Naomi WILLIAMS (f)

The Well Family Practitioner once weekly clinic is run by a fully qualified mental health practitioner. Your GP will refer you to this service if you are suffering psychologically with mild - moderate symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Attached Staff

Community Psychiatric Nurse

020 8533 6116

The psychiatric nurse sees patients at the practice every Wednesday AM after referral from one of the GPs.

The psychiatric registrar sees patients at the practice once a month after referral from one of the GPs.

Turkish Advocate

020 7613 5944

The health advocate is currently available only for Turkish patients every Friday morning, these appointments are not pre-bookable appointments, these appointments are booked on the morning. There is also a language telephone line for non-English speaking which patients/GPs can use for assistance during consultation.

Miss Emma Dunphy (f)

Emma is our community based physiotherapist. 

Mr Nurul CHOUDHURY (m)

Social Prescribing adds meaning to medicine. It expands the options available in a GP consultation in the direction of strong choices - options that make available new life opportunities that can add meaning, form new relationships, or give the patient the chance to take responsibility or be creative. Usually, these services are available locally and often within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector such as voluntary work agencies, further education, libraries, social or lunch clubs, self-help groups, befriending organisations, hobby clubs, horticulture, sports club, nature conservation, book groups and so on.

Social prescription can have positive outcomes including enhanced self-esteem, improved mood, opportunities for social contact, increased self-efficacy, various transferable skills and greater confidence.

Your Practice offers you this opportunity to improve aspects of your life. Simply ask your GP, Nurse or HCA to refer you to this service. Following the referral you will be seen at the Practice.

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