Park Gym Open Day: After-Event report with pictures

On Saturday 30 June 2018, we celebrated the grand opening of our free ‘Gym in the Park’, which is located in Rope Walk Gardens. Photos from the event can be found below.

We were joined by members of staff, our patients, local residents and a number of healthcare providers to celebrate the opening of the park, which has been in development since 2015, when the Patient Participation Group at Whitechapel Health Centre asked the practice to support the establishment of a park gym.

Dr Hasnain Abbasi, GP Director for AT Medics, was present to cut the ribbon and visitors had access to free refreshments, demonstrations of the equipment, henna, a raffle  and face painting for our younger visitors.

The park is free to use for our patients and local residents and is supported by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Public Health England. There are also free gym sessions, please see times below.

Male Sessions

Tuesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 10.00am -11.00am

Female Sessions

Monday 10.00am – 11.00am
Wednesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm

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Winter Holiday Timings 2017-2018

Please note our opening schedule until Tuesday 2nd January 2018 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

Whitechapel Health Centre

Sunday 24th Dec 2017 CLOSED
Monday 25th Dec 2017 CLOSED
Tuesday 26th Dec 2017 CLOSED
Wednesday 27th Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm
Thursday 28th Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm
Friday 29th Dec 2017 8:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday 30th Dec 2017 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 31st Dec 2017 CLOSED
Monday 1st Jan 2018 CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 8.00am-1.00pm

Carers Events November 2017: After Event Report with Pictures

Whitechapel Health Centre hosted a number of successful Carers Events for all members of the public in November 2017. See pictures from the event below.
The events were well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, local healthcare providers and surgery staff.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the Practice Manager, together with new and long standing staff members of the practice. The event helped to raise awareness about a number of local healthcare service providers, all of which are accessible through the surgery for patients and residents of Tower Hamlets. Patients also had access to refreshments.
The event provided a great platform for local healthcare services to engage with one another, promoting a holistic and community based approach to healthcare.
The local services that attended were:

AT Medics were delighted to host this event, and extend special thanks to the practice team and services who made this all possible.

Whitechapel Health Centre Carers Events 2017

Join us for our Carers Events taking place at Whitechapel Health Centre on:

  • Thursday 9th November 2017  11.00am – 1.00pm
  • Thursday 16th November 2017 4.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Saturday 25th November 2017 10.00am – 12.00pm

This is for you if you are:

  • A Carer
  • Unsure if you are a Carer and need advice
  • You want to support Carers

Who are Carers?

Find out more about who Carers are and what we do for them 

Join Us

Come along to meet other carers in the area and get access to support and information on services to help you and those that you care for. We will be providing FREE refreshments and will be joined by colleagues from:


Get your FREE flu vaccination: Autumn/Winter 2017-18

If you are eligible, book an appointment for your FREE flu vaccination now:

  • Prebook at a time that suits you or Walk-in on the following dates and times:
    • Saturday 23 September from 9.00am-1.00pm
  • Book Online
  • Call us: Whitechapel Health Centre: 020 7702 2036 | Portsoken Health Centre: 020 7488 9889


Remember, you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination if you are:

  • 65 years of age or over
  • suffering from a long term medical condition such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease or other long term medical conditions (see more >>)
  • pregnant
  • a carer
  • and for children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015, infants with long term conditions and children in reception class and school years 1 through to 4


For more information about the Flu vaccination, access the following useful resources:


Free Outdoor Exercise Sessions

Are you aged 40+? If your answer is yes, then you can sign up for FREE Circuit & Fun Fitness Sessions in Ropewalk GardensSee poster below. 

Women’s Session:

Every Tuesday

12th September 2017 to 28th November 2017

11.00am – 12.00pm

Men’s Session:

Every Thursday

14th September 2017 to 30th November 2017

11.00am – 12.00pm

Anyone attending the sessions will need to meet beforehand at: Shah Jalal Medical Centre, 44 Hessel Street, Whitechapel, E1 2LP

Please sign up in advance at the medical centre or contact Rebeka:


Tel: 07496 595394

Summer Bank Holiday 2017 Surgery Times

Please note that Whitechapel Health Centre and Portsoken Health Centre  will be operating the following schedule till Tuesday 29th August 2017, at which time the usual schedule will resume:

Whitechapel Health Centre

  • Saturday 26th August 2017: 9.00am – 1.00pm
  • Sunday 27th August 2017: closed
  • Monday 28th August 2017 (Bank Holiday): closed

Portsoken Health Centre 

  • Friday 25th August 2017: closed
  • Saturday 26th August 2017: closed
  • Sunday 27th August 2017: closed
  • Monday 28th August 2017 (Bank Holiday): closed

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed.