About the NHS

This section of our website provides more information about NHS services in Newham.

Emergency Help

Emergency department at a hospital

Find out more about A&E, phoning 999 and where to go for problems that aren't life threatening.

Register with your GP

Find out why it is important to register with your local family doctor.

Personalised Care

A group of social prescribers at a stall at a community event smilling together

Personalised care is a fancy term for when people have choice and control about the way their care is planned and delivered.

The types of people that work in personalised care can be called lots of different names, including Social Prescribers, Care Coordinators, Community Connectors, Community Neighbourhood Link Workers, Care Navigators, Health and Wellbeing Coaches and many more.


Woman wearing a mask at a pharmacy looking at items

Pharmacies are places you can go to to buy medication, get your prescriptions and general medical advice.


Woman smiling looking in the mirror at the dentist

Dentists are medical professionals who are here to support you to keep your teeth healthy.


Woman trying on glasses at the opticians

Opticians are healthcare professionals who can help you to keep your eyes healthy and to look after your eye sight.

Help filling out forms

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Forms can be difficult to fill out. If you need help filling forms, take a look at all the support on offer in Newham.

Concessionary Travel

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Find out if you're eligible for discounted travel and how to sign up.