Hackney iCare

Keeping healthy

We work closely with partners in the Primary Care Trust (NHS City and East London) and other groups to provide information on health and health services available in the borough.

You can search on the left for:

  • health and wellbeing services available in Hackney.
  • voluntary groups and other organisations, which can provide information and support on specific health problems and disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can change their GP without giving a reason. On the other hand, if you moved out of the GP’s usual area, there is no need to change unless the GP says that treatment and home visits can not be more..…

Free treatment is available, but not automatically for every person who enters the UK from abroad. Emergency, compulsory psychiatric, and contagious or infectious disease treatments are free. HIV diagnosis is free but treatment may not be. Some NHS treatments have more..…

Residents at risk of developing complications from seasonal flu can take advantage of a free flu jab. The vaccine is available to the over 65s, pregnant women, carers, those living in residential or nursing homes, people working in frontline health or social more..…

Counselling and therapy can be helpful for a wide range of difficulties such as: depression relationship problems stress anxiety/panic attacks low self-esteem eating problems sexual problems bereavement and loss trauma resulting from accident, assault or abuse You can search on more..…

If you are receiving benefits If you are going in to hospital you should immediately notify the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This is important as in some cases your DWP benefit entitlement will have to be reassessed to take more..…

The main function of the Hospital Social Work Team is to make assessments of need under the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 and to plan appropriate discharge care services in conjunction with ward and community-based staff at Homerton University more..…

Sometimes after sudden illness or injury people find themselves needing help to manage at home, or even having to consider going into permanent residential or nursing home care. These will be the right choices for many, but we are now more..…

Keep up-to-date on cold weather alerts by visiting the Met Office cold weather alert. The Council is reminding all residents of the following to ensure you stay safe and warm during the winter months: Your health if you are over more..…