Figure 1 shows there are comparatively low rates of smoking recorded by GPs in the City of London and the north of Hackney – with the exception of Woodberry Down in the north west of Hackney, which has similar smoking prevalence to most of the rest of the borough.

Figure 1: Map of GP recorded smoking prevalence in Hackney and the City of London, by locality (age 16+, 2016)

Source: Local service data extracted from the GP register by CEG, Blizard Institute, April 2016.

Notes: Data covers City and Hackney residents registered with a GP in Hackney, the City of London, Tower Hamlets and Newham.

Rates are shown by Lower Super Output Area (LSOA). These are neighbourhoods of around 1,500 people used for statistical purposes.

Figure 2 highlights a potential need in the north of Hackney for GPs to improve the recording of patients’ smoking status – comparatively lower rates of recording of adult (16+) smoking status are shown in this area.  Similarly lower rates of recording of smoking status are also shown in the Portsoken area in the east of the City of London.

Figure 2: Map of rates of smoking status not recorded by GP, by locality (age 16+, 2016)

Source: Local service data extracted from the GP register by CEG, Blizard Institute, April 2016.

Notes: Data covers City and Hackney residents registered with a GP in Hackney, the City of London, Tower Hamlets and Newham.