Welcome to the North Hill Medical Group
Our practice is an unusual one. We have three Surgery premises serving a rectangular area to the North of and including part of Colchester town centre. At a time when many practices are closing their branch Surgeries and recruitment of medical and nursing staff is not easy, we have chosen to continue in this way because we are aware of the many advantages which an excellent local service can provide for our patients. We are supported in this by first rate management and administration, and by the remarkable stability of the practice.
Over the last ten years there has been continued major investment in each of our 3 sites, not only in the premises themselves but in equipment and continued training and development of all our practice staff. In 2005 we became an accredited training practice linked with Cambridge University, providing training for medical students and GP Registrars.
Our Practice Philosophy
We wish to offer our patients a friendly and personal high quality service. We endeavour to achieve the national targets for immunisations, cervical screening, prevention of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and asthma, plus care of the elderly and those with mental health problems. We try to assist those who are disadvantaged by reason of age, social problems, mental illness or language to access the best possible health care. We aim to maintain good communication between team members and to encourage all staff to play an active part in the care of our patients.
PATIENT SURVEY AUTUMN 2013
The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone that took part. The report is published on the Patient Group Page
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
Our practice information booklet can be accessed and downloaded from this link
Practice Information Booklet
PATIENTS WITH MOBILITY PROBLEMS
Information for patients with mobility problems or requiring easy access
SURGERY TRAINING DAYS
Periodically the Surgery closes for an afternoon to allow us to undertake training for staff and GPs. This means that each surgery in the practice closes at 12.30pm instead of 6.30pm on that day only. Access to a GP is provided through the Harmoni Out of Hours Service, you will be automatically be directed to them from our usually surgery number
The next training afternoons are : 9th April 2014
Dr Kalynuk leaves us to take up a new challenge on 13th February 2014. He has been with us for almost 3 years and we wish him all the best at his new practcie.
Dr Vidal leaves us to move to a new job in the North of England on 13th March. He was orginally here as a salaried GP and became a partner around 4 years ago. We wish him and his wife all the best in the new life in a different part of England.
Letter to patients from Dr Vidal
Doctor Sarwar completed her time with us a GP registrar and left us on the 6th February. Doctors Courcha & Nagy join as our new GP registrars on 7th February.
ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING
We are pleased to announce that online appointment booking is now available thorugh Systmonline. If you do not already have a password for online access please contact reception.
We collected for LEPRA at the flu clinics this year. We are pleased to advise we raised £544.Lepra has been at the forefront of prevention, treatment and management of leprosy for almost 90 years. They work directly with leprosy affected people at a local, national and international level to ensure they receive the care and dignity they need. They are based in Middleborough in Colchester.
(Site updated 20/03/2014)