Community Services

Listed below are services within the community that GPs commonly access.


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ACERS Community Heart Failure Service During Covid

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the heart failure nursing team continues to provide the service in an altered capacity.

Adult Cardiorespiratory Enhanced and Responsive Service (ACERs)

Improve outcomes for patients with a chronic cardiorespiratory disease, preventing premature death and improving quality of life

Adult Community Rehabilitation Team (ACRT)

Enhancing the health, independence and wellbeing of adults living in the community with a physical or neurological disability

Carers First

Network of voluntary organisations to support unpaid carers

Chronic Fatigue Service

For adults living with chronic fatigue and/or myalgic encephalomyelitis

Community Dietetic Service

Promoting nutritional health and wellbeing

Community ENT Service

A consultant-led community ENT service

Community Gynaecology Service

Consultant-led community gynaecology service

Direct Access Adult Hearing Service

For patients over the age of 19 with non-complex hearing loss

Family Action A&E WellFamily Service

Practical and emotional support for patients to overcome difficulties

Family Nurse Partnership

Support for parents aged 19 and under at the time of gestation

Foot Health Clinic (Podiatry)

Podiatry service and emergency clinic

GP Patient Transport (Oncue Transport)

Patient transport service for patients to attend appointments in GP Practices for long-term condition monitoring and COVID-19 Vaccinations

Locomotor Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service

Treatment of acute and long-term musculoskeletal conditions in the community

Lymphoedema Service

Community support for patients with Lymphoedema

Minor Ailments Service

New Minor Ailments Service

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

Service for minor eye conditions which can be treated in the community.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery procedures at the Lawson and Nightingale practices

Phlebotomy Service

Phlebotomy service provided at local GP practices and at Homerton Hospital

RNID Near You service

For non-clinical audiology aftercare

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Urgent access clinic for adult and paediatric patients aged patients above 2 years old

The New Age Games Programme

Free exercise sessions for Hackney residents aged 50+


A free programme of wellbeing walks offered with in Hackney.

Wheelchair Service

Wheelchairs for long term use