Health and medical advice

 

Working with partners across the borough, we aim to provide advice and services for the health and wellbeing of all Hackney residents. 

Hackney iCare

iCare is a directory of  health and social care providers. You can also complete a self-referral or wellbeing plan:

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website.

  • visit NHS Choices - a comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare

Local services

Immunisation 

Measles - make sure your child is fully vaccinated.

NHS health check

The NHS health check is a chance to get your free midlife MoT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and assesses your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease. Please contact your GP practice about your NHS health check.

NHS health checks are also available from the Hackney Health Hubs and Triangle Community Services.

Big White Wall online support service

Hackney residents going through a tough time or struggling with mental health issues can now get free online support. Big White Wall (BWW) is available to all City and Hackney residents aged 16+.

  • visit Big White Wall and enter your Hackney postcode to access the service

BWW is designed to help patients get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer and professional support (with trained counsellors online at all times), plus a range of wellbeing tools to help people self-manage. This service is safe and anonymous, so no one else will know that you're using Big White Wall. People can use the service via their computer, or as an app on their smartphone or tablet.

Some 95% of members reported feeling better as a result of joining Big White Wall, and 73% shared something for the first time. Whatever you're going through, BWW is there to help. 

Tackling and preventing female genital mutilation (FGM) - City and Hackney strategy 2016-2019

Together with the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children's Board, we have been working with key services, including those in health, children social care and the police, to develop a joint strategy and action plan to tackle FGM.

The strategy outlines how a multi-agency approach is needed to help prevent FGM from happening; improve the response of professionals to girls and women who have undergone or are at risk of FGM; and make specialist information, advice and support available.

The strategy focuses on the following three priorities:

  • prevention and early intervention
  • strong and effective leadership
  • effective protection and provision

Page updated: 10/07/2016 09:10:56

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