The Aberfeldy Practice

Welcome to The Aberfeldy Practice

The Aberfeldy Practice

We aim to offer appointments when you want them in comfortable surroundings with polite and friendly staff. We want all patients to get an appointment and a service to suit their lifestyle.

Making an appointment

To speak to a GP and arrange an appointment please contact the practice between 8.30 and 12.30 and between 1.30 and 6pm

The surgery has developed an appointment system called Dr First. Instead of reception directly booking your appointment, one of our Doctors will phone you to discuss your problem and arrange an appointment and or appropriate follow up. This will happen within the same session (morning or afternoon) and usually within an hour. We have found that many patients value this service and a significant number of concerns can be dealt with by telephone consultation alone without the need to wait for a face to face appointment. For both telephone and face to face consultations we try to provide a choice of doctors or nurses wherever possible, although we would encourage you to see one GP/nurse to achieve continuity of care with the clinician who knows you best. Patients with urgent problems will be seen on the same day. For non-urgent problems we will strive to offer an appointment within 48 hours.

Other services available at the surgery include: psychology appointments, phlebotomy (blood tests), diabetes specialist clinics, welfare and benefit advice, midwife antenatal clinics, specialist contraception services (implants and coils), child health clinics and a dedicated health visiting team for the under fives. Our practice nurses offer appointments for: cervical screening (smear tests), family planning (contraception), ear syringing, management of diabetes, COPD, asthma, hypertension, smoking cessation support, travel advice and vaccinations.

We are part of a new pilot programme to try and improve access to primary care. This means that some local practices will act as a local hub for extended access. There will be appointments offered 8:00-20:00 Saturday and Sunday. This will be a mixture of pre-booked appointments with a doctor/ nurse or health care assistant which may be booked after speaking to a nurse/doctor at the practice.

Opening hours

Our reception is open:

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm. With the exception of Wednesday morning when we open at 8.15am. The first Friday of every month we close for a practice meeting from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

General practice in tower hamlets is committed to providing the very best for patients. On one afternoon a month practice staff (GP's, nurses and administration team) attend training to update and consolidate their skills. During that time cover is provided by the local out of hours service.


Cancelling an appointment

Please help us to help you by always cancelling appointments when you can’t attend! Our cancellation line is 020 7515 5622. Please put it in your mobile phone! We can always use the appointment for someone else.

GP consultation times

We understand that many patients lead busy lives and are unable to always attend in working hours, we offer appointments on two Saturdays a month between 9.00 am and 11.30 am. Access during these times are for booked appointments.

Our doctors will be able to see you for booked appointments during the following times:

9.00am-11.30am on two Saturdays every month*

(*usually 2nd and 4th Saturday, however is subject to change around holiday periods)


Care Quality Comission (CQC)

Pram and wheelchair access available

Consult our GPs from home

Our registered patients can request treatment and advice from our doctors online - we get back to you within 1 working day. To consult your GP, select your condition below:


  • Flu Campaign 2018/19

    Have you had your flu vaccine?
    Give the surgery a call NOW and book an appointment.

    • Are you pregnant?
    • Are you 65 years or over?
    • Do you have diabetes?
    • Do you have COPD or asthma?
    • Do you have heart disease?
    • Do you have a weak immune system?

    It is recommended that you have a flu jab if you are in any of the above groups.

    If you are not sure whether you need one give us a call anyway and we will advise you.

    If you are not eligible for the flu jab, we will not be able to vaccinate you but you can have it done privately at the pharmacy

  • Aberfeldy Practice closure dates:

    Please note the Aberfeldy practice will be closed from 12.30 to allow staff to attend Protected learning time on the following dates:

    Thursday 4th Oct 2018
    Tuesday 6th Nov 2018
    Thursday 13th Dec 2018
    Tuesday 15th Jan 2019
    Thursday 14th Feb 2019
    Tuesday 12th Mar 2109

    We will re-open the following mornings at the usual time.

    Please call 0300 0335000 for urgent medical advice.


  • Public Holidays 2018/19

    Public holidays for 2018-2019 are as detailed. Please note that the practice will be closed on these dates.

    • 25 December - Christmas Day
    • 26 December - Boxing Day

    • 1 January - New Year’s day
    • 19 April - Good Friday
    • 22 April - Easter Monday
    • 6 May - Early May bank Holiday
    • 27 May - Spring Bank Holiday
    • 26 August - Summer bank Holiday

    Emergency out-of-hours advice
    If you need urgent medical assistance and you cannot wait until the surgery reopens please call NHS 111.

    Please allow extra time for your prescription during the those time. Please take into account we will not be able to process your request until the surgery re-opens, so collection of the requested prescription will be delayed.

  • Tower Hamlets CCG Quality in General Practice Innovation Fund

    One of the objectives of the ‘Quality in General Practice’ strategy is to encourage and foster a culture of innovation in general practice. To achieve this objective we are excited to announce that the Innovation Fund for General Practice has been launched to provide support to a number of innovative projects that will help to develop new ways of working to allow general practice to respond to the challenges it is facing. For more information about the fund please click here.

    Please read our report for 2016

  • Interested in joining our patient group?

    If you are interested in joining our patient group please contact Joy or Moriom on 020 7 515 5622. The next patient group meeting is on Monday 16th January 2017.

  • Want to stop smoking?

    If you are interested please contact the Aberfeldy practice on 020 7515 5622 and discuss the support available.


  • 2015 Patient Participation Group report is now out

    View/download 2015 report

  • Registering now!

    Our list is open for new patients. Contact our reception on 020 7515 5622 for details.