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Health and Safety

Healthcare for Wick Park

By UALHalls 31 Jul 2023

It is extremely important for you to register with a local doctor (GP), as soon as you arrive. Do not wait until you are unwell as it may not be possible to be seen immediately if you are not registered. The nearest doctor’s surgery is at the address below, and sign-up forms are available at the reception:

  • St Stephens Health Centre, Bow Community Halls, William Place, London E3 5ED
  • T: +44 (0)20 8980 1760
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For minor ailments, always try a pharmacy before visiting the doctor. Describe your symptoms to the qualified pharmacist and he/she will either sell you the necessary medication or advise you to see a doctor. The nearest pharmacy is:

  • Parnell Chemist, 625-627 Roman Road, Bow, London E3 2RN
  • T: +44 (0)20 8980 3376
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All students are advised to have the Meningitis C vaccination. Ask the practice nurse at your surgery. For more details on Meningitis, GP registration and other health matters, please visit the health section of the Student Services website or pick up a Healthful Pack from the Students Services office at your college.

For further info about NHS services visit the NHS website. You can find information about local dentist practices, etc. at this site.


For more serious illness or in an emergency you can attend the Accident and Emergency (A&E) at any hospital. This service is free of charge. The local hospital nearest to Wick Park is

Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR

T: +44 (0)20 8510 5555


First Aid

We do not provide first aid products to residents. We recommend you bring your own first aid kit with you to halls.


Residents can register with a dentist upon their arrival at the hall. Dentists closest to the hall include

William Place Dental Aesthetics - William Place, Bow, London, E3 5ED

East Village Dental - 3-5 Mirabelle Gardens, London, E20 1BX

In an emergency, students should check the NHS website for what to do or call NHS 111.