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 John Scott Health Centre

Cedar Practice, GP surgery in Hackney, aim to deliver a caring and professional approach to patients' primary health care and general well-being.  The surgery is led by General practitioners, alongside an excellent healthcare team. 


 see link: MORE INFORAMTION ABOUT THE VIRUS - updated 18 March 2020

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.


The practice requests all patients not to come into the surgery unless invited by a GP.   

As of 17 March 2020 the practice has moved to a telephone consulting appointment system.  This means you will now have to call the surgery to request to speak to a GP or nurse.  The receptionist will ask you for a brief message for the clinician and will ensure we have the correct telephone number, the GP will ring you back on the same day. Sometimes the GP will invite you into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment. 



 We are committed to prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, please remember vulnerable patients are most at risk and ensure you are doing enough to protect yourself and each other:  

- Regularly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 minutes

- Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with unwashed hands

- catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue, bin it, and wash your hands

- Avoid close contact to someone you suspect is unwell

- Limit personal contact with people who are unwell

MORE INFORAMTION ABOUT THE VIRUS last updated 18 March 2020

Cedar offers good access to GP and Nurse appointments; ranging from on the day appointments, and advance pre-book appointments. Our reception team are here to help patients find a suitable practice appointment and help patients access other healthcare services.  

In light of the coronavirus we are actively asking patients if they have symptoms relating to coronavirus, this shouldn't take long or delay necessary routine treatment.  A receptionist will be the first to ask you a series of simple questions, either over the phone or when you arrive at the reception area.  The GP or nurse will repeat these questions during your telephone consultation or when you arrive at the surgery.  

As a temporary measure to lower risk of spreading coronavirus in the surgery we have stopped all Online self-book appointments.  This will allow our GPs and nurses to appropriately identify urgent need and continue a good service to carry out routine checks.  (updated 12 March 2020)

New patients welcome.

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

CQC Rating 2019: Summary Ratings 2019                                           

 flu campaign


Cedar Practice News March 2020

  • Coronavirus latest information from MORE INFORAMTION ABOUT THE VIRUS
  • Flu season -  Have you been vaccinated this season? Flu virus is most common during autumn and winter months, please consider getting your flu vaccine either here at the practice or your local pharmacy. Details of our dedicated flu clinics can be found at the top of this page, we are currently in the process of sending letter invites to all patients who are at risk of getting the flu and all patients 65 years and over. More information on the flu can be found here


  • Good access to see a GP, nurse and other services.

  • Weekend service for wound care and childhood immunisations - speak to reception

  • Calling all gardeners! we would love for you to join our gardening group, please email for more info

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

  • Find a food bank here


  • Sleeping Rough


    •  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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Friends and Family Test (FFT) 

The NHS Standard Contract for 2014/2015 requires that providers of NHS-funded services undertake the Friend 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 - Friend & Family Test' link or via the link below

FFT Results - February 2020




(Site updated 18/03/2020)
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