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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

Visit iCare to search the directory of  health, social care providers or to complete a self-referral or wellbeing plan. 

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare.

Local services


Measles - make sure your child is fully vaccinated

NHS health check

The NHS Health Check is your 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 what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is. 

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 is available to all City and Hackney residents aged 16+. Visit Big White Wall and enter your Hackney postcode to access the service.

The service 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.

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. 

If you'd like to see more about how the service works, you can watch this short film:  

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Page updated: 17 Jul 2014 

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