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 John Scott Health Centre                                                                                          Browsealoudbaloud

The NHS in London is very busy due to rising coronavirus infection rates, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it. 

Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed. We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.  

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies. 

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules.  

Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine. The NHS is prioritising vaccinating people who experts have agreed will benefit the most. We will let you know when it is your turn. Please see here for advice.

(updated 13/01/2021)

Cedar Practice, GP surgery in Hackney, looks after the day-to-day care of patients. Our aim is to give patients more control over their health and wellbeing. 

New patients welcome.

January 2021

    COVID19 Vaccine now available for patients aged 80 and over

  • The vaccination is being given by our colleagues at Elsdale Street Surgery, located close to Mare Street. 

  • We will contact eligible patients to make an appointment. 

  • Free transport is available - just let our reception know you need transport.  

  • Please be aware that you should receive an invite for this vaccine via your GP surgery only.

  • Warning of vaccine scam phone calls: scammers are using the rollout of Covid-19 vaccine to try to con people out of money, a council has warned... elderly people have been targeted.  

  • Pfizer vaccination patient information leaflet

  • Appointments: The practice offers telephone appointments, face to face appointments and online appointments.  To book an appointment using our online service visit via Online Consult. A GP will respond to your email request within 48 hours.


  • City and Hackney Duty Doctor - 8 am - 8 pm GP Appointments. Speak to our reception team if you would like a weekend or evening appointment.

  • We are offering a free flu vaccination to all over 65s and under 65s with particular long-term health conditions. From 1st December 2020 we are now offering the vaccination to all patients over 50. Please contact reception to check if you are eligible and to book an appointment with the nurse. More information about the flu vaccination can be found here: Flu Information and FAQs 2020

  • If you have a minor ailment, you may be able to receive treatment from a local pharmacy for free. This scheme is called Health First Pharmacy. Please see this leaflet for more information on the service and the groups of patients who are eligible. Health First Pharmacy Scheme


  • CQC Rating 2019: Summary Ratings 2019    Note:  Re-validated as 'Good' January 2020

  • Find our more about your urgent referral Your urgent referral - Cancer Research UK

  • 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.



  • Money Matters? - Hackney Council offer a guide to debt, work worries and benefits entitlements


  • Find a food bank here

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  • Other useful information

- To find more information about available NHS services in London, visit


Free Internet Access in Hackney


Friends and Family Test

  • The NHS Standard Contract for 2014/2015 requires that providers of NHS-funded services undertake the Friends and Family Test (FFT). The FFT offers patients of NHS-funded services the opportunity to provide feedback about the care and treatment they received. We are asking patients how likely it would be that they would recommend the service they have received from us to their friends and family.

In order to participate, your Review can be submitted either by the 'Have your say - Friends & Family Test' link or via the link below

FFT Results - December 2020




(Site updated 19/01/2021)
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