London Fields Neighbourhood Forum

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Our quarterly forum bringing together residents, health practitioners, VCS organisations, and councillors to discuss health priorities and needs of the local area.

Join us for the London Fields Neighbourhood Forum Meeting.

Topic: 'Access to health information from your GP and beyond'In this forum, we bring together NHS and other health and social workers to understand local residents' experiences and feedback to establish where the gaps are and how to address them.

Dr Gopal Mehta will be joining us from Richmond Rd surgery for a Q&A session on issues raised at the last forum around GP access. 

The Covid outreach team will be offering optional booster vaccinations in a private area next to the meeting room from 3:30-5pm. People at greatest risk of serious illness from Covid, including care home residents, over 65s and frontline health and social care workers, are eligible for an autumn vaccine booster.

These are the kind of questions we will be inviting your feedback on

  1. What type of health information is difficult for you to find at the moment and why?
  2. Where would you go for help with this?
  3. If you are unable to get an appointment at your surgery, what do you do?
  4. How could local organisations make it easier for residents to get access to health information?
  5. Action plans


2:00 pm - 2:15 pm - Welcome and introductions,

2:15 pm - 2:20 pm - Icebreaker question: ask your neighbour ‘where was the last place you went to for health information or support?’

2:20pm - 2:25pm: Updates from the last forum

2:25pm - 2:40pm: Q&A with Dr Gopal Mehta from Richmond Rd surgery, in response to feedback from last forum

2:40 pm - 3:10pm - Group discussion:

  • What type of health information is difficult for you to find at the moment, and why?
  • Where would you go for help with this?

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm - Sharing feedback

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm - What is going on in and around London Fields? Updates and shout-outs

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - option to receive a COVID booster (for people in higher risk groups), enjoy refreshing drinks and Dim Sum.

Everyone in the neighbourhood is welcome to this FREE in person event in a confidential and supportive space. Enjoy food to eat/take home and a goody bag.

VCS organisations and service users: Neighbourhood forums are a place for resident's voices to be heard, so please share this information with your service users and volunteers, and encourage them to come along. 

Complimentary drinks and Chinese food: after the forum, we will have 30 mins (3:30 PM - 4:00 PM) for participants to chat with soft drinks and delicious Chinese/ Cantonese dim sum food provided by the local kitchen team at Hackney Chinese Community Centre.
Backfill reimbursement: each participants who are local residents and/ or workers from small VCSEs could be eligible to get financial support to covering traffic and other costs by £45 for each forum which lasts for 1.5 hrs. For applying this, please send an invoice to
Privacy and Confidentiality: we care about your welfare and safety. Your participation and discussion will be kept safely and will not shared to third parties without your consent.
Chair: Elspeth Williams, Chairperson of SocialEyes4Life, will moderate the discussion and give feedback from a perspective of people with disabilities for better social inclusion in healthcare system.

Everyone is welcome. This forum will be held in person.

November 28th, 2023 from  2:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Hackney Chinese Community Services
28-32 Ellingfort Rd
London, E8 3PA
United Kingdom
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Phone: 07308 935 439