Practice Updates

Joining Together
11th May

Important Patient Notification - Proposed Merger of Keats Group Practice & Hampstead Group Practice

We are delighted to bring you exciting news about Keats Group Practice (KGP) and Hampstead Group Practice (HGP).

KGP and HGP have long enjoyed an excellent and close working relationship and have been exploring formalising that further through merging the two practices.  This will enable us to share our combined expertise and resources for the benefit of our patients, staff, and the population of North Camden.

The merger is in the process of being authorised by NHS England (NHSE) and North Central London Clinical Commissioning group (NCL CCG).  We are working towards a merger date of 1st October 2022.

The proposed name of our new practice is Heath Group Practice, which would comprise of Downshire Hill Branch (current KGP location) and Fleet Road Branch (current HGP location)

From the patients’ perspective, very little will change in the short-term.  Both Practices will continue to operate from their existing sites so that patients can continue to attend their usual practice.

We will be holding two open meetings for our patients:

  • Face to Face Meeting - Wednesday 18th May 2022 from 9:30am – 10:30am at St Johns Church, Downshire Hill, NW3 1NU
  • Virtual Meeting – Thursday 19th May 2022 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

To register for either of these meetings, please click link, Registering Attendance and/or Question for Open Meetings 

or call the practice on  0207 435 4000 / 0203 435 4672 selecting, option 1 and leaving your details

Please do not select any other option to confirm your attendance as our Patient Services Teams are fully engaged in dealing with patient appointments and associated health issues.

As part of the NHSE process, we will be inviting the patients of both practices to participate in a survey that will provide an opportunity for them to raise questions and provide any feedback.  The survey will be available online with paper copies available, in the practice, for patients without online access. 

Patient Survey Linkhttps://feedback.camdenccg.nhs.uk/primary-care/proposed-merger-of-hampstead-group-practice-and-ke/

The survey will be available from the 10th May 2022 and will close on the 8th June 2022.

 

FrequentlyAsked Questions can be found here.

 

Dr Jonathan Sheldon and Dr Anish Radia 

GP Partners

24th Apr

Information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine Scheme

Welcome Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK  - published by the UK Government

 

For individuals or families living within our practice boundary area, please click here for further information on registering with our practice. 

4th Jun 2021

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service ( CPCS )

We are participating in a nationwide approach to improve access for patients to GP appointments. This is called the NHS Community Pharmacy Consultation Service (CPCS), which commenced in 2019. The aim is to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional. This may be a GP or your local Community Pharmacist. 

 

From Wednesday 16th June 2021, if your symptoms could be resolved by a booked consultation with the Community Pharmacist instead of the GP, you will be given a same-day referral to your local preferred NHS Community Pharmacy who will contact you by phone in a timely manner. If you have not heard from the pharmacist after a few hours, please feel free to ring them.

Please do not visit the pharmacy, wait for them to book you in for the consultation, either face to face or a phone call.

Pharmacists are highly trained and skilled clinicians experienced in treating minor illnesses. The CPCS will help us to free up GP appointments for people with more complex health needs and ensure that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional. 

 

Here is a short video that explains more about this service

 

If referred to a Community Pharmacist, your online consultation form or summary that includes summary of your symptoms will be shared with them. They will contact you to discuss your query, which may be over  the phone or in person, if required. The Community Pharmacist will recommend the most appropriate treatment, which may be purchased over-the-counter. As part of a wider NHS initiative, this is called 'Self-Care'. More information can be found here.

After your consultation, the Community Pharmacist will update us and advise if any further follow-up is required. 

 

Application for Online Access to Medical Records
10th Jul 2020

Are you registered for online services either via the NHS App or Patient Access but cannot see test results or other aspects of your medical record? 

Complete and submit the Application for Online Services Form so that your record can be updated. 

NHS App
7th May 2020

NHS App

Online Services are available for patients to:-

  • View and order repeat medications
  • view your medical record
  • book and cancel appointments (currently switched off in practice due to current Covid Response)  
  • Submit an eConsult

Find out more and download the NHS App here: www.nhs.uk/app

Proxy Access is also now available which allows parents, family members and carers to access health services on behalf of other people. For example, children, dependants you care and relatives. For more information, please click here