The Spitalfields Practice

NHS vaccine passport

The surgery is unable to issue a letter or certificate confirming your vaccination status for overseas travel. Please see Government guidance for further information. Proof of your vaccination status is visible within the NHSapp, which is available for Apple and Android devices.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS Covid-19 helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least five days after you have completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to seven days to reach you.

Please check Foreign Office and local travel advice for specific details of whether proof of vaccination status is accepted at your destination. The majority of countries, including the UK, still require arrivals to participate in a Covid-19 testing, isolation and/or quarantine regime, regardless of their vaccination status.

The online consultation service will not be available during May at the following times

From Monday 14 June 2021 the online consultation service will only be available during Practice opening times:

8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday

If you need to access to health care when the Practice is closed please call 111 or visit

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

Urgent or Emergency Requests

You can contact us about any administrative, prescription, sick note or recent test results by using the e-consult link on the website and choosing the ‘Administrative’ option within e-consult. For medical consultations/enquiries please also continue to use e-consult within our website.

Book your first vaccination appointment if you are 25 or older or will be turning 25 before 1 July 2021

We urge everyone aged 18 and older who has not yet had their first vaccine to book their appointment. If you have not received your text invite to book an appointment you can book either by calling 119 or online here.

For comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for pregnant women, frontline health and social care staff and carers click here.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please be assured we are still here to look after you during the pandemic. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us may be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

GP telephone and video consultations are routinely bookable either online or by calling reception. GPs are also conducting face to face consultations based upon your assessment of clinical need following a discussion between the GP and the patient.

Our Nursing and HCA team continue to provide routine face-to-face appointments for the services that current government guidance allows us to offer.

The latest information on Coronavirus infection can be found on

In line with current advice, if you develop a new, continuous cough, a fever, or loss of taste/smell, you and your household must self-isolate for 10 days.

There is no need to contact your GP for a certificate to cover this period, 111 can arrange this for you. Please click here for an isolation note

If you feel unable to manage your symptoms at home, or you are becoming more unwell, please contact us in the first instance, if however we are closed then contact 111.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. (

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. For non-urgent queries submit an online consultation by clicking here, for anything urgent call us in the first instance, if we are closed then call 111.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases is thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual. Everyone is reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a 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.

Stop. Listen. Vaccinate. Vaccination myth busting


COVID myths

COVID Myths - Bengali Translation.pdf

The world health organisation provides useful information on Covid myth busters. Click here for more information. 

A doctor explains in Sylheti why everyone should take the COVID-19 vaccination


Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home

This leaflet is for patients with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.

View/download leaflet

Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time you will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from your GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter. Information on the vaccine is available here:

Coronavirus advice from residents and staff of East End Health Network

A video produced by Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM)

A recent survey conducted by the Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM), a body that represents GP Practice staff across the UK, has found that 75% of them face abuse every day, including assaults, threats, racism and sexism. The IGPM has produced a campaign video called “If I die, it will be your fault”

Making an appointment

Appointments can be made by using our online services or by calling our reception on 020 7247 7070 between the hours 8:45am and 6.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday the telephone lines are open from 8:45am to 12:45pm and 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Opening hours

Our reception is open from 8am Monday to Friday.

Please only visit the practice if you do not have access to the internet or a phone or if you have a pre-booked face-to-face appointment.?The phone lines are open from 8:45am Monday to Friday.

Phone: 020 7247 7070

Cancelling an appointment

Please help us to help you by always cancelling appointments if you no longer require them.

Please download our Failure to Attend Appointment Information Leaflet.

GP consultation times

Our doctors will be able to see you at the following times:

8.30am-12.00pm, 3.00pm-5.00pm
8.30am-12.00pm, 3.00pm-5.00pm
8.30am-12.00pm, 3.00pm-5.00pm,
8.30am-12.00pm, 3.00pm-5.00pm
8.30am-12.00pm, 3.00pm-5.00pm


Recent Developments

We are pleased to announce the Spitalfields Practice are now an accredited teaching practice for medical students.

How to make a Complaint

Please download our How to Make a Complaint Information Leaflet.

Pram and wheelchair access available


  • The surgery will be closed

    The surgery will be closed for staff training on Thursday 22nd July at 1:00pm. Service will resume as usual on Friday 23rd July at 8am.


  • Kooth - Free online support service

    Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service providing young people aged 11-25 years in Tower Hamlets with a free, safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing from a professional team of qualified counsellors. Kooth is a well-established, award winning online counselling service and is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP). Founded in 2001, they are leading pioneers of online counselling in the UK, having won a number of prestigious awards.

    Kooth has no referrals or waiting lists. Young people can access this service anonymously by signing on here


  • GDPR

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018.

    The Spitalfields Practice sends you texts to remind you of your appointments. We may also send occasional texts inviting you to attend participation group meetings, Open Days and Health Fairs and to invite you to contact us for an appointment when we run Public Health campaigns (for example cervical screening, smoking cessation and sexual health screening). We feel this is an important part of our job looking after your health, and we take our duty of confidentiality to manage your information very seriously.

    We do not and never will share or use your contact details for purposes other than for the benefit of your health. However, if you still feel uncomfortable allowing us to contact you for health purposes, please contact our IT & Administration Manager or Practice Manager and we will make sure your wishes are respected.

  • London Living Wage

    The Spitalfields Practice are proud to support the London living wage +

  • Pre-booked weekend and evening appointments

    Our patients have access to pre-booked weekend and evening appointments with a GP, Nurse and Pharmacist at one of our neighbouring practices.

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  • Registering now!

    Our list is open for new patients. Contact our reception on 020 7247 7070 for details.

  • NHS Summary Care Record

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