Jubilee Street Practice

Undergraduate training

Jubilee Street Practice continued its long history of helping to shape the doctors of the future by teaching undergraduate medical students this year. We are an approved teaching practice for Barts and the London School of Medicine and this year provided teaching to second, fourth and fifth year students, as well as teaching fifth year students from Kings College School of Medicine.
Dr. Emma Ovink is now the lead general practitioner for undergraduate teaching at Jubilee Street, having completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice at Queen Mary, University of London. However many if not all members of the practice team are involved in teaching students, including GPs, nurses, health visitors, and district nurses, and we hope through this that students achieve a greater and more thorough understanding of General Practice.

Postgraduate training

The Jubilee Street Practice continues to be a training practice since 1976. The Practice provides training for Junior Doctors who are recently qualified but do not as yet have Specialist Training. Currently, we have three trainers in the Practice. They are Dr. Nicola Hagdrup, Dr. Jens Ruhbach and Dr. Salma Ahmed as trainers for the Specialist Training Program. Dr. Emma Ovink provides training for foundation year training junior doctors. We have been delighted with the Junior Doctors that we teach and are proud that many have gone on to be GP’s in the local area. Our teaching involves consultation skills, as well as tutorials from different team members on dealing with different medical conditions, ethical dilemmas and administrative and political topics. In recognition of our teaching, we are delighted to say we came second to the Elizabeth Paice Teaching Award amongst London GP training practices in 2012.


Jubilee Street Practice continues to be involved in local research as an RCGP research interested practice. Dr. Salma Ahmed continues to vet research proposals which arrive at the practice. Out of principle we do not collaborate with specific named drug company sponsored research requests. Our aim is to be involved with projects that directly or indirectly help the local population.
Our current involvement includes:

Dr. Tom Margham worked at length with Arthritis Research UK. Through those links he recruited patients to a study being run by Southampton University looking into patient education for patients with low literacy levels who have arthritis. Patients with gout were recruited to talk about their experiences of living with gout – this resource is now live at healthtalkonline.org.

Virginia Patania, our very own Transformation Partner, authored a food blog earning excellent reviews. The blog is composed of every single food item which she consumed over the course of one year and the stories behind each one of them. The blog is featured on Blog Spot, aptly named, ‘Eating the Year’: 365 Days, 1964 Photos…

Continued professional development

Our GPs are constantly keeping up to date with new research and medical developments. The Practice runs successful bi-monthly Protected Learning Times, which keep all members of clinical staff up to date with clinical issues and current audits. We work in a network with other Practices, and attend external educational meetings within the network or promoted by our Primary Care Trust.

Staff training

Our non-clinical staff also benefits from regular Protected Learning Times, where issues ranging from Customer Services to the administration of new clinical services are covered. Staff also benefits from the development of a personal development plan, progress on which is reviewed annually.

Registrar’s report

I am one of the GP trainees at Jubilee Street Practice (JSP). I am 6 months into an 8 month post here. The ethos here at JSP is second to none! Everybody is driven to provide the best service possible and the atmosphere is such a friendly and inspiring one. Furthermore there is a never ending drive to explore new ideas and innovate at any opportunity. Every single member of staff is a pleasure to work with especially my own supervisor Dr. Salma Ahmed who is always on hand to teach and support me whenever I need it. This alongside the wonderfully diverse patient population makes JSP a pleasure to work at. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here!

Melvyn Adjei


  • JSP Wellbeing Project

    Jubilee Street Practice has launched a brand new Wellbeing service for our patients.

    We are a team who thrive on a changing society. We know that to bring about change people need to feel empowered. We live in a diverse community where there are significant health and social challenges. Working together with our patients we want to enable people to live well.

    We facilitate bespoke and resilience projects in partnerships with other voluntary and community sector organisations ranging from therapeutic groups to physical and social interaction activities that support patients with social, emotional and practical needs.

    Some of the activities we run are group therapy for patients suffering with anxiety and depression, Pilates and Yoga classes, a social connection hub and more.

    To see the full list of our activities, please check out the JSP Wellbeing Calendar of events 2021 by clicking here.

    Listening to and acting on the feedback of our patients and local community is a key part of how we develop and design our services. We hold regular patient engagement meetings where you have the chance to hear about our plans, current projects and an opportunity for you to share your views. If you would like to get involved with the project please contact Marjia or Fahmida on thccg.jspwellbeing@nhs.net or 07498862419.



    You can contact us about a medical, administrative or prescription issue by visiting:


    all patients with internet access are encouraged to contact us online unless it's an emergency. This helps us get the information we need to help you efficiently and safely, whilst prioritising the most urgent cases.

    The benefits for you are that you can seek help from the comfort of your own home 24/7, without needing to wait in a phone queue. You can let us know how you prefer to be contacted and what you are hoping for, helping us to provide a service that works for you.

    It's 'Click and Easy' so try contacting us online!



  • COVID-19 Vaccine

    8th December 2020

    Please DO NOT call the practice - we will keep you updated when we have more information.

    As reported in the national media, the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have now arrived in the UK.  50 hospitals across the UK will be the first sites to receive deliveries this week.  Patients over 80 being treated at these hospitals and healthcare workers at higher risk are likely to be the first to be offered protection in the coming weeks.

    There are numerous logistical barriers to overcome before the vaccine can be offered more widely in the community. What we do know is that there is a dedicated Tower Hamlets team working hard on the organisation. To keep our services running smoothly, please DO NOT contact the practice with questions about the vaccine. We will update you as we hear more!

    You can find more information about the vaccination programme and priority groups on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/CovidVaccine

  • Changes to Prescription Ordering


    From December 1st 2020 we will no longer be accepting prescription requests made by email.

    In the interest of safety and efficiency, we kindly request that all online requests are made using the NHS App, or on Patient Access (pin required). These services mean you can quickly and conveniently order your repeat prescriptions and your request will come straight through to our clinical system. There is also a box to send any comments or questions relating to your request and the option to change your nominated pharmacy.

    Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen a huge increase in the number of emails the practice receives each day and managing email prescription requests has become unsustainable for our team. We have also become aware that errors are more likely when medications are requested by this method as our non-clinical team have to correctly identify the required item on the system.

    If you need any help with how to order your prescriptions please ask the reception team. For patients who do not have internet access, we will continue to accept paper requests via the box at reception and orders made through local pharmacies.



  • Shielding - Your Questions Answered!

    Click here for our information sheet on what to do if you are at increased risk from COVID-19.

  • JSP’s Pain Wellbeing Programme is back!

    Are you living with a painful condition? 

    Would you like to meet other people with similar experiences?

    Could you benefit from learning more about pain and pain management skills?

    Well, you’re not alone!

    For more information please go to our ‘Practice news’ page to view/download an information sheet.


  • Living with diabetes

    Living with diabetes is difficult right now, faced with uncertainty that comes with the coronavirus and the recent news reports linking diabetes with an increased risk of dying from COVID-19 it is more important than ever to take control of your condition and access appropriate support when you need it. We have adapted our services to be able to continue to provide the care you need.

    All of our diabetes services continue to provide care and support through telephone, virtual and online clinics, with face-to-face care available where appropriate, such as foot care clinics. Together with local health and care partners we have developed some information online


    to support you through this period and we encourage you to read this information and use the information and education that is available. The NHS continues to be here if you need us.


  • Important Dates

    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:

    Wednesday 7th April 2021
    Thursday 20th May 2021
    Tuesday 15th June 2021

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

    If your problem cannot wait until the practice re-opens then please call 111 or for emergencies call 999.


  • Harm reduction strategies for alcohol dependence - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Advice on cutting back or stopping drinking alcohol

    If you are dependent on alcohol stopping drinking suddenly could kill you

    Is this advice for me?
    This advice is for you if you plan to cut down or stop drinking and are at risk of withdrawal symptoms.

    Am I at risk of alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

    • Do you drink over 15 units of alcohol every day?
      15 units is about a ½ bottle of spirits, 1½ bottles of wine, 6 pints of regular strength beer, 3 cans super lager or 2 litres of strong cider.
    • Have you had withdrawal symptoms in the past when cutting back or stopping alcohol? (these can sometimes take up to a few days to start)
    • Do you regularly drink alcohol soon after you get up to relieve shakes, or sweats?

    If you have answered yes to any of the above, you will need to do some planning to cut down or stop your drinking.

    Please click here for more information

  • Coronavirus news

    During the Coronavirus help us to help you.

    We are working hard to support our patients, staff and community at this difficult time with reduced staff, as we are having to deal with staff self-isolating and being unable to work.

    Please help us to support you by:

    • Not coming into the practice
    • Using NHS App to order medications
    • Contacting us online
    • Only phoning if really urgent


    Please follow the government advice for coronavirus listed to the left.

    We are trying to protect patients and staff by keeping attendance at the practice to a minimum, so we are managing most consultations by phone, email or video consultation.