The Albion Health Centre

Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time you will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from your GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter. Information on the vaccine is available here:

COVID-19 Variants in Tower Hamlets

A small number of Coronavirus (Covid-19) variants of concern have been identified in Tower Hamlets. These variants of concern were first identified in Brazil and South Africa.

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Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home

Guidance leaflet for patients

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are suspending all face to face appointments

The quickest way to contact the practice would be through our remote consultation . Alternatively you could phone us first on 02074569820. To order repeat prescriptions, please download the NHS App?

If you need a sick note while you are isolating yourself due to Covid 19 please visit

Coronavirus advice from residents and staff of East End Health Network

Ramadan & Diabetes Pamphlet for Patients

Please click here to view or download the pamphlet.

Advice on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

For UP TO DATE INFORMATION on Coronavirus please visit the following government website, which will be updated every day at 2pm until further notice:

If you have returned to the UK from an area listed in the above guidance PLEASE STAY INDOORS, AVOID CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE and CONTACT 111 IMMEDIATELY.

111 can either be telephoned for Coronavirus advice or you can complete this online form:

Medical certificate for patients requiring self-isolation for Covid -19

For more information and certificate please CLICK HERE.

Welcome to Albion Health Centre

Albion Health Centre

At Albion health Centre in Whitechapel the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.

We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

All Patients have been allocated a named GP. If you do not know who is your named GP is, please contact the surgery to find out. When making appointments, you do not need to see this GP exclusively, you are welcome to book or will be given an appointment with the GPs who are on duty at the time.

We aim to:

Our Vision
To provide accessible high quality patient empowered health care incorporating 21st century technology, whilst maintaining a personalised service and training the GPs of the future.

Clinical Commissioning Group
Albion Health Centre is part of Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and together our aim is to improve services and continues to provide a high standard of care to our patients.

Making an appointment

Appointments can be made by calling our reception on 020 7456 9820. Alternatively you can Book an Appointment online.

Opening hours

Our reception is open:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.00am to 6.30pm
Thursday 8.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Phone: 020 7456 9820

N.B: Saturday morning session is only routine pre bookable appointments. We do not offer any walk-in service and no phone calls taken during the Saturday morning session and no visits undertaken by the practice GPs. The staff will not be able to deal with repeat prescription requests or queries.

Cancelling an appointment

Please help us to help you by always cancelling appointments when you can’t attend! Our cancellation line is 020 7456 9820. Please put it in your mobile phone! We can always use the appointment for someone else.

GP consultation times

Our doctors will be able to see you at the following times:

9:00am-12:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm,
9:00am-12:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm
9:00am-12:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm,
9:00am-12:00pm, 3:30pm-6:00pm

These times may vary due to annual study leave. Individual doctors surgery may vary slightly too

Care Quality Commission (CQC) report

When we are closed

If you are experiencing, chest pain or any other life threatening emergency please dial 999.

If you need help when we are closed or if you need urgent medical advice, please call NHS 111. A nurse or doctor will offer advice over the phone, and will be able to direct you to the best place for you to receive care.


Pram and wheelchair access available


  • YouScreen HPV Self-Sampling Research

    Albion Health Centre is taking part in the YouScreen HPV Self-Sampling Research Study run by King’s College London.

    As part of the study, women aged 25-64 years who are at least 6 months overdue their cervical screening (previously known as a “smear test”) may receive a letter and a self-sample kit in the post, or be offered a kit during their appointment. 

    If you meet the criteria above, this study will collect de-personalised data about you from NHS England and your GP records, even if you do not take part. We will not link your name or identifiable details to this information. The information collected will include your age, ethnicity, general area location, and details about your previous and future cervical screening and link it to data from the national screening database.

    If you have any questions about this study or if you do not want this non-identifiable information data to be shared, please speak to a member of the GP practice reception staff.

    Further information about the research can be found at


  • Out of hours services this bank holiday Monday (25 May)

    We will be closed this bank holiday Monday (25 May).

    However, you can still see a GP through the Tower Hamlets GP extended access service, get advice from NHS 111 or visit a pharmacist.

    GPs are assuring residents across Tower Hamlets that the local NHS is ‘open for business’ and ready to safely provide care to people who need it. It is important you do not wait if you need urgent medical help.

    We know that some people are worried that they might be a burden to the NHS, or that they could contract COVID-19 if they seek help for an urgent medical issue at the moment, but services are very safe for patients to access.

    If you have an urgent medical need, first visit NHS 111 online for advice. If you cannot access the internet, call 111.

    GP appointments are available from 8am to 8pm this bank holiday Monday through the Tower Hamlets GP extended access service. To access these appointments call 111 and an appointment will be offered if appropriate.

    Community pharmacies will also be available this bank holiday weekend. Before visiting your local pharmacy, first check the opening hours on the NHS.UK website. When you visit you must comply with the social distancing measures in place to protect yourself and staff.

    If it is a serious or life-threatening emergency, such as if you or a family member have symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, call 999 immediately. If you are told to go to hospital, it is important that you go.

    In addition, if you are pregnant and are worried about your health or the health of your unborn baby, please contact your midwife or maternity team.

    If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature), you must stay at home for at least seven days. Anyone you live with should not leave home for 14 days. You can use the NHS 111 COVID-19 online service to check your symptoms and get more advice. Do not go to a GP practice, pharmacy or hospital if you have these symptoms - this is to help limit the spread of the virus.


  • Ramadan

    Please enjoy Ramadan but follow the guidance on social distancing. If you have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or lung disease, or you are on medication, or pregnant, or elderly, or in the highest risk group that are asked to stay at home for 12 weeks, please choose alternative options to fasting, in order to protect yourself from Covid-19. The NHS Muslim Network and the British Islamic Medical Association are advising that missed fasts can be made up at a later date in the year.


  • Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are suspending all face to face appointments

    The quickest way to contact the practice would be through our remote consultation . Alternatively you could phone us first on 02074569820. To order repeat prescriptions, please download the NHS App?

    If you need a sick note while you are isolating yourself due to Covid 19 please visit


  • Mental Health Crisis

    If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can call the Tower Hamlets 24 hour Crisis Line number on 0207 771 5807

    Callers will be able to speak to a mental health professional.

    Click here for more information

  • Walk-in Centre services is changing


    From the 1st of August 2018 – St Andrews and Barkantine walk-in-centres will no longer provide a walk-in-service. Instead if your surgery is closed over the weekend or the evening and it is not an emergency then please call NHS 111 for urgent matters. If your query is not urgent you may wish to use our online consultation by clicking here. For more information on the NHS 11 service please have a look at the leaflets below:

    Tower Hamlets Walk-in Centre service is changing - Leaflet

    Tower Hamlets Walk-in Centre service is changing - Flyer

  • Appointment system

    We will be trialling a new way of booking appointments from 6/3/17.

    This is part of our Quality Improvement work to be more responsive to our patient’s requests, and to help manage our patient numbers with the current shortage of doctors.

    We will be increasing the number of telephone consultations available with each doctor, as requested by patient feedback.

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