Healthwatch City of London Bulletin 46

This week's bulletin includes details of our upcoming events and information on the opening of the Goodman's Fields Health Centre.

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Goodman’s Fields Health Centre to open next week

Patients of the Whitechapel Health Centre and East One Health Centre will be moving to the new Goodman’s Fields Health Centre on Monday 6th September 2021.

The practice will be called Goodman’s Fields Medical Practice and is located in Goodman’s Fields Health Centre.  The new address is 11 Stable Walk, London, E1 8ZF.

Please see attached the letter sent to all patients of the Practices containing all the details of the move.

Letter to patients

Third dose vaccination advice

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) issued advice yesterday on third dose vaccination for the severely immunosuppressed.

It is advising that people with severely weakened immune systems should have a third vaccine dose as part of their primary COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

This third dose should be offered to people over 12 who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second dose, including those with leukaemia, advanced HIV and recent organ transplants. These people may not mount a full response to vaccination and therefore may be less protected than the wider population.

This offer is separate to any potential booster programme. The JCVI is still deliberating the potential benefits of booster vaccines for the rest of the population and is awaiting further evidence to inform this decision.

Pop up vaccination clinics

You can attend a local vaccination pop-up clinic by walking in or calling 020 8356 3111 to confirm your appointment.

Community groups across the City and Hackney are running pop-up walk-in clinics for those 18+ who need their first dose and those who need their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

  • 8 September 9am-1pm, The Edge Youth Hub 7 Woodberry Grove, N4 1SN
  • 18 September 11am-3pm, Clissold Park, Near Clissold Park House, N16 9HJ

Children and young people aged 12 to 17

People aged 16 and 17, and children aged 12 to 15 who are eligible, will be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP surgery to book their vaccination appointments.

Some walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites are offering the vaccine to people aged 16 and 17. Nearest sites available for walk in vaccinations for 16+ are:

  • Counting House at Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT. Opening times 8am – 7pm
  • St Thomas Hospital, Gassiot House at Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH. Opening times 8am – 7pm
  • Canonbury Primary School, 124 Canonbury Road, London, N1 2UT. Opening times 3pm – 7pm.

Please check the NHS website for venues and opening times. Please note that most sites only offer walk in appointments to over 18s. 

City Connections September Newsletter

Please see attached the City Connections September Newsletter with a schedule of the coming month’s activities, as well as some new volunteering opportunities with City Connections.

City Connections September Newsletter

Healthwatch City of London events

Covid 19 booster and Flu vaccination programme update webinar

Wednesday 15th September 6pm – 7pm

Following the success of our COVID 19 vaccination programme webinar, on 10/3/2021, we’ll be hosting a second giving you the latest on the COVID 19 booster and flu vaccination programme that will be rolled out from September.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 15th September between 6pm – 7pm. We are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health, City of London & London Borough of Hackney, Dr Mark Rickets, C&H Chair NEL CCG and Clinical Lead Primary Care - NEL CCG & Health and Care Partnership.

This in an opportunity for you to find out the latest information on this initiative and ask your questions.  Please spread the word to others who may not get our newsletter.

To join the webinar you can register on our Eventbrite page or to submit a question to the panel please email

Healthwatch City of London Annual General Meeting

Thursday 16th September 2pm – 4pm

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th September between 2pm – 4pm in which we’ll present our annual report, our annual accounts, giving an overview of our work from the previous year and outlining our plans for the coming year. We’ll be showcasing our top seven local priorities based on feedback from you and our own work. Core to our mission is making sure your voice is heard in the changing landscape of the delivery of health and social care provision across the City so please do join us. 

Everyone is welcome to attend to meet the Healthwatch City of London team and to ask questions.

To join us you can register on our Eventbrite page or you can email

Annual Public Meeting

In October we will be holding our Annual Public meeting which is an opportunity or you to find out more from those who deliver our services. We are lining up some exciting speakers and we’ll publish the details as soon as they are confirmed, so watch this space!


In October we will also be welcoming the team from the East London Cardiovascular Prevention programme to talk about their work across East London and how you can prevent and improve your cardiovascular health. We’ll be announcing details soon, so please check on our website.

Rise of smoking in young adults

According to research published today by Cancer Research UK there has been a surge in young adults taking up smoking during the Covid lockdown.

We’d like to know if the pandemic has triggered you to take up or restarting to smoke. We will use the results to obtain the local picture.

Please complete the very short survey below:

Latest Covid-19 statistics for the City of London

The joint City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team produce regular statistics on Covid-19 levels and vaccination uptake data in the City. The site is updated regularly and accessible at   

Keep up to date with the latest advice

HWCoL are constantly updating our advice and information pages. Please make sure you visit them regularly.

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