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.