Monthly Archives: August 2017

Summer Bank Holiday 2017 Surgery Times

Please note that Kings Cross Surgery and Somers Town Medical Centre will be operating the following schedule till Tuesday 29th August 2017, at which time the usual schedule will resume:

Kings Cross Surgery

  • Saturday 26th August 2017: 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Sunday 27th August 2017: closed
  • Monday 28th August 2017 (Bank Holiday): closed

Somers Town Medical Centre

  • Friday 25th August 2017: 8:00am – 6:30pm
  • Saturday 26th August 2017: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday 27th August 2017: closed
  • Monday 28th August 2017 (Bank Holiday): closed

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed.

Somers Town: Health & Wellness Open Day – Thursday 31 August 2017

Somers Town Medical Centre will be hosting a Health & Wellness Open Day for all members of the public on Thursday 31st August 2017 between 2.00pm and 4.00pm – all are welcome to attend. See poster below.

The event aims to raise awareness about and allow patients to experience a number of local health and social care service providers accessible through the surgery for our patients as well as other residents of Camden.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet PPG representatives and members of practice staff, particularly newer team members, and will be treated to FREE mini health checks, whilst younger visitors can enjoy FREE face painting.

The services due to attend are: 

  • Action on Hearing Loss is the Largest UK charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose.
  • Camden People first is a voice for people with Learning Difficulties in North London.
  • Variety Children’s Charity provide practical help and memorable child experiences to less fortunate children.
  • Voluntary Action Camden who offer practical support to the local residents of Camden.
  • Yes to Life, a charity that aims to empower people suffering from Cancer.
  • Mind in Camden who provide high quality support and capacity building services to benefit people who are struggling with mental distress
  • AGE UK Camden, a charity who help older people to stay active, stay connected and get the most out of life.
  • Sing for Joy London, a charity who manage choirs of around 25 people with conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis – including active helpers, carers and expert teachers.
  • And a local Healthwatch Camden representative.

A number of other services will also be present for the whole family to benefit from.

AT Medics practices schedule regular PPG meetings with SMS reminders, dedicated PPG notice boards and a translator if necessary, and are delighted to be hosting this event at Somers Town Medical Centre.

Somers Town Medical Centre is committed to delivering high quality care focused on patient needs and safety, and is working to achieve clinical improvement through the implementation and advancement of quality systems, as well as continually reviewing and investing in training and education of staff.


Kings Cross Surgery: Good CQC Rating

CQC’s new programme of inspections of England based GP practices focuses on rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. Inspectors rated Kings Cross Surgery “Good” for being well led and responsive to people’s needs.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice said “We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Kings Cross Surgery on 31 May 2017. Overall the practice is rated as good.”

Our key findings across all the areas we inspected were as follows:

  • There was a full time male and female Bengali interpreter on the premises at all times.
  • The practice had clearly defined and embedded systems to minimise risks to patient safety.
  • There was an open and transparent approach to safety and a system in place for reporting and recording significant events.
  • Staff were aware of current evidence based guidance. Staff had been trained to provide them with the skills and knowledge to deliver effective care and treatment.
  • Information about services and how to complain was available.
  • Improvements were made to the quality of care as a result of complaints and concerns.
  • Patients we spoke with said they found it easy to make an appointment with a named GP and there was continuity of care, with urgent appointments available the same day.
  • The practice had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs.
  • The practice used a number of data analysis tools to benchmark the practice against other practices and monitor performance.
  • There was a clear leadership structure and staff felt supported by management. The practice proactively sought feedback from staff and patients, which it acted on.
  • The provider was aware of the requirements of the duty of candour. Examples we reviewed showed the practice complied with these requirements.