The Wapping Group Practice

Other NHS services and resources

NHS 111 service

NHS 111 is a new service that has been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. For more information visit www.nhs.uk/111.

Find-a-doc and Find-a-dentist

If you are not registered with a doctor or need to find your nearest GP practice within Tower Hamlets please click here

Pharmacy First

If you are registered with a GP in Tower Hamlets you will be able to take part in Pharmacy First, a new scheme that allows faster access to advice and treatment for short-term minor conditions.

The conditions covered by the scheme include headaches, colds, sore throats, cough, fever, hay fever, constipation, diarrhoea, mouth ulcers, teething, indigestion, athletes foot, head lice, thrush, bites and stings, certain skin conditions, back pain, sprains and strains and eye conditions.

To register for the scheme you need to visit your GP practice and get a Pharmacy First registration voucher, which you take to a pharmacy in Tower Hamlets.

To use the scheme all you have to do is return to the same pharmacy.

Repeat Dispensing

If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from the pharmacist. This means you can collect your repeat medicines directly from the pharmacy without having to visit the surgery or make an appointment to see the doctor or practice nurse every time you need more medicine.

If you would like to be considered for repeat dispensing the first step is to talk to your doctor and ask them if you can use repeat dispensing.

News

  • SOCIAL PRESCRIBING - We're here to help!

    Many of Life's problems can make you feel unwell. Addressing difficult issues needs extra time & support.

    Our social prescribing workers can help you look after more than just your health. We work alongside GPs & nurses to help you get extra support.

    We can link you up with free & low cost services:

    • Housing, benefits, financial support & advice
    • Employment, training & volunteering
    • Education & learning
    • Healthy lifestyle advice & physical activity
    • Arts, music, outdoors & creative activities
    • Befriending, counselling, & emotional support groups

    How we support you We speak with you on the phone or meet face-to-face to discuss & find the support you need.

    Contact: Muhammad Miah - Muhammad.miah1@nhs.net or 07946 175 564

  • Important: Telephone System Fault

    Dear patient

    We would like to inform you that there has been a fault identified by BT with our telephone system including Automated System.

    This has been reported on 04.11.19, which was investigated by our telephone system provider and BT. They identified the fault and confirmed that this was resolved on 08.11.19.

    Unfortunately, we found out that patients still experiencing difficulties reaching us and calls were dropped during the weekend. We have raised another log to resolve the issues as soon as possible.

    If you have difficulties reaching out of hours please call 111 to get non urgent advice, for urgent health support please call 999.

    We have started the process to replace our current system and wish to complete the process as soon as possible.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

     

  • Medical Certificate/Sick Note

    You only need a doctor’s certificate if you are sick for more than 7 days. Until 7 days you can use a self-certificate available on HMRC webpage.

    For a doctor’s certificate of more than 7 days, submit an online request.

  • Interested in joining our Patient Group?

    If you are interested in joining our patient participation group, Please contact the reception. The next patient group meetings are on 7th Nov 2019, 9th January 2020 and 5th March 2020 at 6.15pm.

     

  • Want to stop smoking?

    If you need support to stop smoking, please book an appointment with our smoking Cessation Advisor on Mondays between 3.30pm – 4.45pm.

     

  • Citizen Advice Bureau Service

    Citizen Advice Bureau Service available on Wednesdays between 2.00pm - 4.30pm.. Please speak to the reception.

     

  • Self-Help Group

     

  • Private Travel Clinics at Wapping Group Practice

    We offer travel vaccinations for our registered and non registered patients. Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Meningitis ACWY, Meningitis B and Yellow Fever.

    Contact our reception on 0207 481 9376 for details.

  • Registering now!

    Our list is open for new patients. Visit our How to register page. Contact our reception on 0207 481 9376 for details.