• Welcome to The Forest Practice

    We are open usual hours during the Covid-19 pandemic

    All appointments subject to triaging via Telephone/Video consultations

    Call us on 0208 250 7510

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  • Special Services & Clinics

    We offer a range of special services and clinics at the practice.

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  • Home Visits

    We offer home visits to patients who are housebound or too ill to attend the surgery.

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  • Repeat Prescriptions

    Repeat prescriptions will be ready for collection within 72 hours.

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  • Coronavirus

    Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:

    High temperature

    New, continuous cough

    Loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste


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    You can now consult GP online and we will respond within 3 working days, please follow the link: https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/the-forest-practice

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Welcome To The Forest Practice


The GP practices in our Primary Care Network are here to support you with your health and wellbeing. On Friday 4th December we supported Alzheimer’s Society with their fundraising and awareness raising Elf Day event.  To mark the occasion our Social Prescribing team hosted a webinar where they signposted to the support available from Alzheimer’s Society and other local services for people with a dementia diagnosis, their carers and families.

Kindly view our Webinar Recording Below:




Macmillan Cancer Support are here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.

 At Stratford Health Centre and The Forest Practice we always mark Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual coffee morning fundraiser. This year due to Covid-19 restrictions we’re not able to bake and set up a stall to sell cakes to raise awareness and fundraise, but we won’t let that stop us!

 This year we’re going virtual, we hosted a webinar on Zoom to mark the occasion on Friday, 25th September and raised £285.00



 Welcome to The Forest Practice


Our normal Practice service hours are 08:00am - 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.

For appointments, Results and Cancellations:

0208 250 7510

Outside of theses hours:

In an EMERGENCY, always dial 999

For urgent, 'non emergency' needs, please dial NHS 111 who will be able to redirect you to the most appropriate out of hours service.

Evening and weekend appointments are also availabe, please click here for more information about our Out of Hours services

Cervical Screening can stop cancer before it starts. Don't ignore your invite letter. f you missed your last one, book an appointment with your GP Practice now.

 What is cervical screening?

Cervical screening, or the “smear test”, is a routine health check that identifies potentially harmful cells and changes on the cervix. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but catching any changes early can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer kills two women every day. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited. 

Who is the screening for?

If you are a woman, or someone with a cervix, you will be invited for your cervical screening at regular intervals:

 If you’re aged 25-49, you’ll be invited every 3 years

If you’re aged 50-64, you’ll be invited every 5 years

 It is advisable you have regular cervical screenings, but ultimately, it is your choice whether you attend.

 What happens during cervical screening?

Your screening will only take a minute or two, the whole appointment usually takes around ten minutes. During your screening, a nurse will give you a private space in which to undress from the waist down. They will also give you a paper sheet to cover yourself and will ask you to lie on the bed. They’ll then place a speculum (a hollow cylinder with a rounded edge) in your vagina. This helps them see your cervix. Then, using a small brush, they’ll gently gather some cells from your cervix. They’ll remove the speculum, put your sample in a pot and send it off for testing. You’ll get your results around two weeks later.

 Your appointment

The nurse is there to answer any questions or concerns you may have before your appointment, so please talk to them if you’re feeling nervous. There are also a range of things you can do to put yourself at ease during your screening:

  • If you’d like, you can take a trusted friend or family member with you
  • Wear a long, loose dress or skirt. It may make you feel more covered during your screening
  • Take long, deep breaths to help you relax
  • Listen to a podcast or some music during your screening to put you at ease
  • Speculums come in a range of different sizes. It is a rounded cylinder which is gently opened so nurses can see your cervix.  You may want to discuss the size of the speculum with the nurse before you have the test.

If you’re due to have a cervical screening, you’ll receive a letter in the post. Don’t ignore it, book your cervical screening with your GP practice today.

If you missed your previous screening, contact your GP practice to book an appointment today.

 How to book your cervical screening appointment

If you are due a cervical screening you can book an appointment with your GP practice.  

Protect Yourself - Protect Others - Get Immunised

As a parent, you may not like seeing your baby or child being given an injection.

But vaccination will help protect them against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases.

There are 3 good reasons to have your child vaccinated:

  1. Vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective.
  2. Once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight it off better.
  3. If a child is not vaccinated, they're at higher risk of catching and becoming very ill from the illness.


 There will always be some children who are unprotected because:

  1. They cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
  2. They’re too young to be vaccinated.
  3. The vaccine does not work (although this is rare).
  4. But if more parents have their children vaccinated, more children in the community will be protected against an illness, such as a measles outbreak.


GDPR May 2018


The new GDPR Regulations come into effect from Fri 25th May 2018.  We have updated our Privacy Notice to reflect this.  If you require any further information please contact our Duty Manager at Reception.

A full copy of our Privacy Policy is available by clicking on 'Latest News' and selecting GDPR, alternatively please ask for a copy from our Reception Team.


It is important that your contact details are up to date. If you have changed your mobile number, e-mail address or any other details recently or if you are unsure if we have your correct details, please check with us on your next visit.



We have an active Patient Participation Group (PPG)which is very keen to have more members. The PPG meets every 3 months to discuss anything related to the practice and the wider NHS. Please see reception or the PPG Board in the waiting area for info on the next meeting and how to get involved.



We appreciate it is hard to get an appointment at the moment in the NHS. Please kindly consider if you need to see a GP.

Your local PHARMACIST can over minor ailments, chronic disease reviews and medications over the counter. On the minor ailments scheme, they are also able to give you medications like Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Anti-fungal treatment, Warts, Cold sores etc - please see your pharamcist where possible.



Should you need support with your mental health, Talking Therapies Newham will be able to help. You can simply call them directly to arrange a review. Please call 0208 475 8080. They offer a range of counselling and support services.



Should you get pregnant and need to see a midwife you can self refer to the midwife who does all your antenatal care, you do not need to see the GP. Please call Newham Hospital Antenatal Clinic to book an appointment.



Should you require a Termination Of Pregnancy, you do not need to see the GP. Please call British Advisory Pregnancy Service on 0345 7304030, based in Stratford. They will give you an urgent appointment dircectly.

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Online Services
You can now book appointments or order your repeat prescriptions online. You will need to contact reception first to sign up to use this service. You will need to bring a photographic ID and proof of address (e.g utility bill) with you. 


Contact Details

The Forest Practice

  • Telephone 020 8250 7510
  • Out of Hours 111
Opening Hours

Reception Times

  • Monday08:00 - 18:30
  • Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
  • Wednesday08:00 - 18:30
  • Thursday08:00 - 18:30
  • Friday08:00 - 18:30
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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