Monthly Archives: June 2015

All patients registered at our practices now have a Named Accountable GP

Building on the 2014-2015 GP contractual agreement to provide a Named Accountable GP for patients aged 75 and over, this requirement has now been extended to all patients including children from 1st June 2015.

All registered patients at our practices have now been allocated a Named Accountable GP. New patients joining the surgery will be advised of their Accountable GP at the point of registration. If you do not know who your named GP is, please ask a member of our reception team.

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Barlby: BBC News interview on 19 June 2015

On Friday 19th June 2015, Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health) made an announcement about incentivising more people to become GPs and why more practices around the UK should adopt a seven day service.

Dr Mateen Jiwani at Barlby Surgery delivered an excellent interview to BBC News Health Editor Hugh Pym commenting on how, and this was aired on the 6pm and 10pm news on BBC 1.

Barlby Surgery implemented a seven day service in 2014, long before the government added it to their agenda of reforms within the NHS. As such, Barlby Surgery has contributed by delivering insightful statistics on usage and impact of a seven day service, encouraging this kind of innovation. Additionally, Edith Cavell Surgery and Kings Road Medical Centre, both also managed by AT Medics, deliver a seven day service.

AT Medics has a culture of training and developing staff and believe in nurturing employees, supporting them to realize their potential and to be part of the success of the organisation. AT Medics is accredited by Investors in People which demonstrates their commitment to improvement in service delivery through development of all employees, confirmed by a high level of staff retention and a steady recruitment drive to build on existing capacity.

Barlby: Visit from Chile

Barlby Surgery hosted an important visit on Friday 5th June 2015, welcoming a Chilean delegation of politicians, dignitaries and senior health professionals on the request of Healthcare UK, demonstrating the world class services, patient care and best practices delivered by the NHS.

The team at Barlby Surgery delivered exceptional hospitality to their guests, a very informative tour around the state-of-the-art facilities and an edifying presentation followed by a detailed question and answer session.

The delegation included Mayors, environmental and health councillors as well as senior health professionals representing various Chilean municipalities.

Dr Mohammed Tahir, GP Director AT Medics and Lead GP for Barlby Surgery commented “It was our pleasure to host the delegation from Chile and to act as ambassadors of the NHS is always our honour. Barlby Surgery personifies the exemplary standards of service that AT Medics is renowned for delivering and so it’s the perfect place to demonstrate facilities, staff, services, patient care and best practices to friends from abroad wishing to learn about an unmatched primary care model.”

Dr Mohammed Jiwani, Clinical Lead GP at Barlby Surgery and Pal Bhambra, Senior Manager AT Medics delivered the presentation and tour to the guests and shared in-depth practical knowledge about general practice, how the financial model for NHS operates in the UK and responded to the keen interest in the innovations that AT Medics delivers to UK Primary Care.

Pablo Santiago Astete Mermoud, Mayor of Villarrica and a Senior Obstetrician thanked the team at Barlby and expressed that he and his colleagues were very much impressed and enlightened, extending reciprocal invitations to join them in Chile and presenting gifts to their hosts in gratitude for their efforts and a productive visit.

Richard Leach, Healthcare UK’s Assistant Director for Latin America said “It’s not easy to demonstrate heritage, change, innovation and excellence in a single visit but I think the Barlby Surgery did all of this for the Chilean delegation. Our health system is the best in the world and when visitors come to see it, it is all too easy to focus on the physical aspects: wards, operating theatres and medical devices but the keys to our success are the commitment of our people and our General Practice system. Barlby Surgery’s unerring focus on putting the patient at the centre of care greatly impressed the party and we hope to work with Chile in the future to develop their own primary care system.”