Flu vaccinations for 2023 – 2024

17th August 2023Medical

The below groups will be eligible for a flu vaccine from 01 September 2023:

  • Those aged 65 years and over
  • Those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • Pregnant women
  • All children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
  • Primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 6)
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

Frontline workers in a social care setting, without an employer led occupational health scheme. Including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants

Walk-in Saturday flu clinics for the above groups of people on: Saturday 16 September & Saturday 14 October 9am to 1pm



Welcome to the JSP family Juned

21st July 2023Practice information

Empowering Potential: Juned’s Inspiring Journey with JSP and Project Search

At JSP, we have always been committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity and empowers individuals to reach their full potential. Over the past 12 weeks, we had the privilege of hosting Juned, an exceptional intern, through the esteemed Project Search program. Project Search focuses on helping young adults with learning disabilities and autism transition into the workforce. Juned’s journey with us was nothing short of inspiring, leaving a lasting impact on both our patients and staff. We were so impressed by his quick learning abilities, positive influence, and unwavering enthusiasm that we happily offered him a permanent position at JSP. 

Juned’s Journey: A Triumph of Perseverance

Juned’s arrival at JSP marked the beginning of a remarkable journey that exemplified the power of determination and the impact of inclusive work practices. Despite facing unique challenges, Juned showed immense dedication to acquiring new skills and enhancing his existing abilities. His eagerness to contribute to the healthcare sector, particularly the NHS, was evident from day one.

Embracing Opportunities for Growth

During his 12-week internship, Juned fearlessly embraced new opportunities for growth and learning. His ability to absorb information quickly and apply it in practical situations left a lasting impression on his supervisors and colleagues. Juned worked tirelessly to expand his skill set, actively participating in various projects and tasks with an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Making a Positive Difference

Beyond his impressive work ethic, Juned’s warm and compassionate demeanor had a profound impact on both patients and staff. His ability to connect with people, demonstrate empathy, and brighten the atmosphere around him made him a valued member of the JSP family. Patients appreciated his kind-hearted nature, which contributed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment within the clinic.

Transitioning from Intern to Employee

As Juned’s internship drew to a close, it was evident that his presence had become an integral part of the JSP team. Recognizing his exceptional contributions and potential for growth, we were delighted to extend a permanent position to Juned. Embracing this opportunity with gratitude and enthusiasm, Juned now plays a crucial role in our pursuit of providing outstanding healthcare services while setting an example for others in the industry.

Watch Juned’s Video: Reflecting on his Internship Experience

Click below to watch a short video in which Juned shares his thoughts and experiences as an intern at JSP. His journey speaks volumes about the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive work environment that allows individuals of all abilities to thrive.

At JSP, we are committed to continuing our partnership with Project Search and other initiatives that champion diversity and empower individuals to achieve their professional aspirations. We firmly believe that by nurturing talent and fostering an inclusive workplace, we can collectively build a brighter, more compassionate, and productive future.

Join us in celebrating Juned’s success, and let us work together to create more opportunities for everyone to shine in their respective fields.


Here as some pictures from his recent graduation ceremony, we at JSP are very proud of his achievements!

Important Dates

9th May 2023Important information, Patient information, Practice information

Jubilee Street Practice Closure Dates:

Please note the Jubilee Street Practice will be closed from 12.30pm to allow staff to attend a Protected Learning Time on the following dates:

Thursday 14th September 2023

Tuesday 10th October 2023

Thursday 23rd November 2023

Tuesday 12th December 2023

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

For any urgent medical queries please call 111, or in an emergency call 999.

For a full list of closure dates up to December 2023 please see our ‘JSP what’s on calendar’  

Air Pollution & You

8th May 2023Self care

Air pollution is in the air that we breathe in, there are lots of different types of pollution in the air around us and it can be damaging to everyone’s health.

Take a look at the simple Air Pollution and You checklist to see what actions you can take to help reduce yours and your family’s exposure to air pollution, and improve symptoms like coughing, wheezing and breathlessness. More information on the impacts of air pollution can be found on the NHS North East London website.

Air Pollution & You poster describing tips on how to reduce the impacts of pollution on your health

15th March 2023Patient information

Diabetes and Ramadan

There are a couple of webinars and workshops that are being organised around how to safely manage your diabetes during Ramadan.

The in-person workshop being organised by Diabetes UK is for women only and you can find more information on the following leaflet.

Flyer promoting a workshop on Diabetes and Ramadan


The online webinar is being organised by the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA). You can sign up to their webinar by clicking the image below and filling out an online form.


Diabetes management during Ramadan

16th February 2023Patient information, Uncategorised

Image of Lanterns and glowing light depicting Arabian theme

Ramadan Mubarak 2023

Ramadan is soon upon us, and for those who have diabetes and wish to fast we strive to support you so that you can fulfil your fasting safely without compromising your health.
This is just a reminder that it is important to get advice in advance regarding how to manage medications during Ramadan. There is normally Ramadan teaching sessions held at Mile End Hospital, the information however will be general therefore if you have lots of medications or dosset boxes it’s best to seek personal advice from your practice.
Islam gives exemptions from fasting if you have complex medical problems that are compromised by fasting for long periods. Those that are unable to fast during Ramadan can fast during the winter months when the days are short or can donate money for charity instead of fasting (Fidya & Kaffarah).

Main problem during Ramadan is avoiding hypoglycaemia (low sugar levels) and avoiding acute kidney injury due to lack of water intake throught the day.
People with Type 1 diabetes and those with renal failure, pregnant, frail or with other medical conditions where fasting will affect them negatively are advised against fasting.
During Ramadan, medications that are normally taken at breakfast time are usually taken at Iftar and the night medications are usually taken at Sehri time. For those with lunchtime medications, it’s important to ask when to take the medication instead of assuming you can just stop taking it. Due to the short periods when one can eat and drink, some medications need reducing but not all need stopping.

All diabetes medications including insulin which are taken at Iftar should be taken during the meal or just after the meal to prevent hypo happening as one would have been fasting for over 12 hours. This is why it is extremely important to get help from one of the diabetes nurses on dosing in advance, you can do this onlinbe by submitting a request to the admin team to call you back using this link.

It is important to remember to switch back to taking your medications how you normally take them after Ramadan is over.

Hoping you fulfil your wishes for Ramadan 2023

Bonnie Mpofu (Diabetes Specialist Nurse)
Jubilee Street Practice

What we are doing at JSP to make as many GP appointments available to you as possible

25th November 2022Practice information

Dear patients of The Jubilee Street Practice,
We would love to update you on what we are doing at JSP to make as many GP appointments available to you as possible.
At JSP, we offer a wide range of face-to-face, telephone and video consultations. Over the years, and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have found that many patient queries and consultations can be managed safely, quickly and effectively over the phone or a video consultation, meaning more flexibility for our patients and greater capacity for GP appointments, as our doctors will be able to treat more patients in a day. Of course, there are many situations in which a telephone appointment would not be appropriate – for example, if you required a physical examination. In this case, the doctor speaking with you over the phone will offer you a face-to-face appointment as soon as possible, often on the same day.
Our latest figures from Edenbridge show that in the month of October 2022, we held 4,886 GP consultations for our patients. This is in addition to the thousands of monthly appointments delivered by our practice nurses, specialist nurses, healthcare assistants, physician associate, practice pharmacist, mental health practitioner and midwives, many of which are conducted face-to-face.

Here is the breakdown of the 4,886 GP consultations last month:
• Telephone consultations: 3,479
• GP surgery (face-to-face): 1,149
• Remote consultation: 154
• Home visits: 57
• Discussion with a colleague: 10
• Video consultation: 9
• Home visit note: 8

In 2016, we were rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), after implementing our “tele triage” model, which sees all patient calls, eConsults, walk-ins and email requests personally triaged by a GP, who will then book the patient the quickest and most appropriate appointment type to ensure we treat as many patients as possible each week and that patients are able to speak to the right person.
As a practice, we are constantly evaluating our systems and seeking ways to improve patient care. Our current quality improvement projects include looking at ways in which we can increase our capacity of telephone answering with the number of administrative staff we have, and improving our patient registration system.
All feedback we receive from our patients, be this written or verbal, positive or negative, is carefully considered by all members of the team. As always, we would encourage as many of our patients as possible to connect with our Patient Participation Group (click here for more details on our patient participation group), where you will be the first to hear about any proposed changes to the way we work and given an opportunity to give your opinion and feedback.
Finally, we would like to thank our patients for supporting us, especially over the past couple of years. Your kind words of encouragement have been truly humbling, and serve as a reminder of why we do what we do every day.
We will be looking to update you more frequently on our appointment offerings, so please watch this space!