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Practice Statement of Purpose

The Group Practice at River Place


The aims and objectives of the Practice are as follows:


The practice aims to provide excellence in patient care.   We aim to dedicate our skills, energies and resources to provide all patients with individual and sensitive care in a safe comfortable environment.


Specifically, we provide general medical services under a GMS contract for the local Islington population.   Our patients are a very socially and ethnically diverse group within Islington being one of the more deprived boroughs in London (and therefore the UK).  Our current list size is 10,000 and we continue to welcome new registrations.


We are located in a purpose built 1970s building sharing the building with some Whittington Health community services. All clinical services are located on the ground floor offering single level  disabled access. 


We currently have a staff of twenty-one providing patient care to the community.  This includes five established Partners, three  salaried GPs, three registrars, two nurses, one HCA, supported by a reception team of five and an admin team of four.


Our practice ethos centres heavily around the principle of patient-centred care with heavy investment in a “usual doctor” system. To this end, each patient has a named “usual doctor”, a system we have operated for many years.


Patients and doctors are encouraged to book follow up with the same doctor to allow continuity of care and a holistic approach over time.


The Partners play key roles in wider healthcare provision being active members of key local bodies: Islington CCG and the LMC.


Education and training are both extremely important to us to both maintain and improve our standards whilst taking on the responsibility to train the next generation of GPs, Practice Nurses and HCAs.


We value all patient feedback, are part of the Friends and Family Survey and have an active Patient Participation Group.


We believe all our patients and staff should have equal opportunity to work in a safe environment not tolerating violent or abusive language or behaviour.

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