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Winter Holiday Timings 2017-2018

Please note our opening schedule until Tuesday 2nd January 2018 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

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

Kings Cross Surgery

Sunday 24th Dec 2017  CLOSED
Monday 25th Dec 2017  CLOSED
Tuesday 26th Dec 2017 CLOSED 
Wednesday 27th Dec 2017 8.00am – 6.30pm
Thursday 28th Dec 2017  8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 29th Dec 2017  8.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 30th Dec 2017  9.00am – 12.00pm
Sunday 31st Dec 2017  CLOSED
Monday 1st Jan 2018  CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018  8.00am – 8.00pm

Somers Town Medical Centre

Sunday 24th Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm*
Monday 25th Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm*
Tuesday 26th Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm*
Wednesday 27th Dec 2017 8.00am – 6.30pm
Thursday 28th Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm**
Friday 29th Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm*
Saturday 30th Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm*
Sunday 31st Dec 2017 8.00am – 8.00pm*
Monday 1st Jan 2018 8.00am – 8.00pm*
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018  8.00am – 8.00pm**

*service by locality hub for patients of Somers Town Medical Centre and other Camden GP Practices.

**6.30pm – 8.00pm service by locality hub for patients of Somers Town Medical Centre and other Camden GP Practices.

Evening and Weekend NHS GP Appointments now available

People who live in Camden or who are registered with a Camden GP can now access evening and weekend NHS GP appointments at one of our four GP Hubs located at:

  • Somers Town Health Centre (NW1 1HY)
  • Brondesbury Medical Centre (NW6 7JQ)
  • Caversham Group Practice (NW5 2UP)
  • Swiss Cottage Surgery (NW3 3NP)

on Weekdays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and on Weekends from 8.00am to 8.00pm.

Camden GP Hubs are staffed by experienced GPs and Nurses and offer assessment and treatment for adults and children with minor injuries and illnesses.

You can self-refer by calling the Patient Booking Line (08:00–20:00): 020 7391 9979 or using the Patient Online Booking Service.

Find out more about Camden GP Hubs >>

To use this service you must be a Camden resident or registered with a GP practice in Camden. Patients who wish to use this service must consent to the GP Hubs viewing their medical records.

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Get your FREE flu vaccination: Autumn/Winter 2017-18

If you are eligible, book an appointment for your FREE flu vaccination now:

  • Pre-book at a time that suits you
  • Book Online
  • Call us: Kings Cross: 020 7278 9074| Somers Town: 020 7387 6855

 

Remember, you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination if you are:

  • 65 years of age or over
  • suffering from a long term medical condition such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease or other long term medical conditions (see more >>)
  • pregnant
  • a carer
  • and for children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015, infants with long term conditions and children in reception class and school years 1 through to 4

 

For more information about the Flu vaccination, access the following useful resources:

 

Somers Town Medical Centre Open Day: After Event Report with pictures

Somers Town Medical Centre hosted a successful Health & Wellness Open Day for all members of the public on Thursday the 31st of August 2017. See pictures from the event below.

The event was well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, local healthcare providers and surgery staff, as well as a member of NHS England. 

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the Practice Manager, together with new and long standing staff members of the practice. The event helped to raise awareness about a number of local healthcare service providers, all of which are accessible through the surgery for patients and residents of Camden. Patients also had access to refreshments and free mini health-checks.
The event provided a great platform for local healthcare services to engage with one another, promoting a holistic and community based approach to healthcare.

The local services that attended were:

  • 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.
  • Healthwatch Camden, an independent organisation who aim to improve local health and social care services.

AT Medics were delighted to host this event, and extend special thanks to the practice team and services who made this all possible.

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.

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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.

Disruption to NHS services across the UK

**Update: Sat 13 May 2017 – 8am**
Dear Patients,

Please note that our services have resumed with some continued disruption to our NHS email which may impact patient referrals in and out of our service, however we expect this to return to normal by early next week.

Thank you for your continued patience.


Dear Patients, NHS England has advised us to shutdown our PCs and telephones in response to a major cyber attack on NHS services across the UK.

This has resulted in serious disruption to our service. If you have urgent medical needs that cannot wait till the issue is resolved, please call 111.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 999 or visit your nearest A&E.

We will update further when we know more and thank you for your patience.

The official statement from NHSDigital: https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1491/Statement-on-reported-NHS-cyber-attack