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
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.
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.
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.