Spitalfields Medical Centre - Health E1

Health E1 is an established nurse-led PCT Medical Services practice which was set up in 2000 to address the primary, mental healthcare and substance misuse needs of street homeless and hostel dwellers in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

This is an often excluded group because generally patients without an address are not able to register with a GP in the usual way.  This area has a large number of hostels and day centres and, in the past, there has often been an inappropriate use of local A&E and Walk-In Services as homeless patients tended to use these instead of seeing a GP.  At Health E1 we interpret the definition of homeless quite broadly, thereby encompassing street-homeless, those living in local hostel accommodation, bed and breakfast or temporary housing along with squatters, refugees and asylum seekers.  We offer full, permanent registration with the practice thereby providing continuity of care.

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Who to contact

Telephone
Fax: 020 7375 0602
Tel: 02072470090
Website
http://www.healthe1practice.nhs.uk 

Where to go

Venue address
9-11 Brick Lane
London
Greater London
Postcode
E1 6PU

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Address: 9-11  Brick Lane  London  Greater London