Monthly Archives: August 2015

After the event: Health & Wellness Open Day

Mitchison Road Surgery hosted a successful Health & Wellness Open Day for all members of the public today, Wednesday 26th August 2015 at Mercers’ House.

The event was well attended considering the wet weather, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, PPG members, local councillors and CCG representatives.

Introductions to the new GPs at Mitchison Road Surgery were made to the public including attendance by GP Director Dr Aumran Tahir. The event helped to promote the role and benefits of Mitchison Road Surgery, as well as raising awareness about a number of local healthcare service providers accessible through the surgery for patients and residents of Islington.

Local service providers included London Ambulance ServiceHillside Clubhouse, a provider of personalised support and social inclusion for people with mental health needs, Mental Health Working, Voice AbilityNew River Green Children’s Centre who provide education and care support for children aged 6 months to 5 years, Islington Carers Hub and More-Life Islington, a specialist weight management service for children and young people.

AT Medics were delighted to host this event, and extended special thanks to Marion of Mercers’ House who kindly facilitated the event in her conservatory.

Health & Wellness Open Day on Wednesday 26 August 2015

Mitchison Road Surgery will be hosting a Health & Wellness Open Day for all members of the public on Wednesday 26th August 2015 between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, behind the surgery in the Mercers’ House Garden.

The event aims to promote the role and benefits of Mitchison Road Surgery, as well as to raise awareness about and allow patients to experience a number of local healthcare service providers accessible through the surgery for patients and residents of Islington.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet PPG representatives and members of practice staff.

The programme includes Hillside Clubhouse, a provider of personalised support and social inclusion for people with mental health needs, as well as iCope who help adults of all ages to feel more able to cope with psychological problems through therapies.

London Ambulance Service will also be on hand, demonstrating CPR techniques to children and adults and how to use a defibrillator, together with New River Green Children’s Centre who provide education and care support for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

Age UK Islington will have representatives raising awareness about their streamlined approach to health and social care to support older people in Islington whilst Islington Carers Hub will be giving advice, information and support to carers.

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 Mitchison Road Surgery.

Omar Din, AT Medics Head of Marketing & Communications said “Our aim for this event is to improve patient experience at Mitchison Road Surgery and to extend an invitation to the wider community to join us on Wednesday 26th August when our surgery becomes an open house. This is the first ever health and wellness event for Mitchison Road Surgery, and we are delighted to coincide this with our recent acceptance of a caretaker contract for the surgery.”

Mitchison Road Surgery 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.

AT Medics accept caretaker contract for Mitchison Road Surgery

AT Medics commenced its caretaker management contract for Mitchison Road Surgery on Saturday 1st August 2015 with a rapid mobilization rollout at short notice by NHS England.

Outgoing practice Partners Dr Imogen Bloor, Dr Rathini Ratnavel and Dr Natalie Jeffcote delivered an exceptionally smooth and helpful handover.

The outgoing practice partners issued the following statements:

“We, the Partners at Mitchison Road Surgery, resigned our GMS contract at the end of January 2015, and our last day will be 31st July 2015. The Partners took the difficult decision to resign following pressures around the lease of premises, retention and recruitment of clinical staff, finances and workload. We tried our utmost to find a way of continuing to provide high quality care to our patients, but we reached a point where we felt unable to take the practice forward.

NHS England has decided that it is in the best interests of patients, for an NHS GP service to continue to be provided from the Mitchison Road premises…a Caretaker Organisation will run the practice from the 31.7.15. Existing patients will remain registered at Mitchison Road Surgery.

NHS England is in the process of writing to all patients to provide formal notification of the decision and to share NHSE’s responses to the questions that patients raised at the two consultation events.”

With extensive experience in clinical turnaround, AT Medics has embraced the challenges existing at Mitchison Road Surgery and has deployed an experienced team for mobilization and to tackle the prevalent issues head-on.

Dr Aumran Tahir, AT Medics GP Director commented “We recognise and respect the legacy of a high-standard of patient care left by the outgoing partners, and aspire to maintain continuity inspired by their unfaltering hard work and commitment to Mitchison Road Surgery.

A great deal of synergy and common values exist between us, and we are optimistic that existing and new patients will also experience this connection in ethos, and we also hope to regain the trust of those patients who have anxiously migrated in recent months with an opportunity to return to their original surgery, albeit reformed and significantly improved.

We regret that we were unable to retain the practice partners, however we wish them all the very best and have invited them to keep in touch with us and the patients with whom we know they share a very special bond.”

It is with great pleasure that AT Medics has accepted a caretaker contract for Mitchison Road Surgery.