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  • Cedar Practice News 

    May 2021

  • Covid-19 vaccine appointments now available:

    • Covid-19 Vaccination Centre located in the John Scott Health Centre.

    • We will contact eligible patients to make an appointment. 

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

    • Please be aware that you should receive an invite for this vaccine via your GP surgery only. This will be by text and/or a telephone call.


  • Ramadan and the Covid-19 vaccine

    Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Monday 12 April 2021 and we urge our Muslim patients not to delay having their Covid-19 vaccine – first or second dose – during the holy month.

    The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed the analysis of Islamic scholars and confirmed that having the vaccine does not invalidate the fast. The vaccine does not contain pork or other animal, foetal or alcohol products - this reflects the advice of the majority of Islamic scholars that it is permissible.​ If you are still unsure whether you should have a vaccine during Ramadan, please speak to your local Imam for guidance.

    If you are taking prescribed medicines, you should continue taking them during Ramadan, but check with your GP if the doses need to be adjusted or the times that you take them need to be changed.

    If you have diabetes and want to fast, please speak to your GP or diabetes nurse about the safest way to do this. Remember that there is an exemption for people with diabetes, especially if you’re on insulin or have any medical complications.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Please click here for London Pharmacy Opening Hours for Early May Bank Holiday and Spring Bank Holiday 2021

  • Smokefree Hackney is the stop smoking service for people who live, work or study in Hackney.

    How to access Smokefree Hackney

    Anyone can refer themselves or someone else to the stop smoking service via the Smokefree Hackney website or they can call Smokefree Hackney on 0800 046 9946 or email them at

  • Hackney Social Radio - a weekly hour-long programme for older Hackney residents, every Wednesday 11am - 12pm on Resonance 104.4 FM

    Hackney Social Radio Leaflet



  • Do you meet the criteria for free NHS prescriptions? check here


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

  • Find a food bank here

  • Help someone sleeping rough

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  •  Online Consult 

       - Get in touch with a GP online

A new Online Consult platform, Online Consult. The Online platform aims to help patients seek advice and speak to usual GP. We are slowly gaining popularity with our new online platform check it out and let us know what you think...

  •  City and Hackney Duty Doctor - 8 am  - 8 pm GP Appointments

GP appointments are available the same day at the Cedar Practice - and at other Hackney GP practices'. We urge you to contact your GP surgery during working hours, to get help with urgent medical problems, before calling 111 or going to a hospital Accident and Emergency department. 

Our sister surgeries offer extended hours appointments.  If you would like a weekend appointment or an appointments after 6.30 pm please speak to our reception team who will inform you about other surgery hours and appointment availability.

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