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 2014 *******
The patient group are pleased to advise you that their annual survey is now open and they would appreciate your feedback. Please select the "Take Our Questionnaire" section at the bottom of this page. Alternatively you can collect a paper copy from the reception area of your normal surgery. It will only take around 5 minutes to complete and will help the patient group work with the surgery to improve how we provide services to you.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
Need to find out where you can go to obtain medical help and advice. Please access the details on this link
What is the right route for me to get medical care and advice
Our practice information booklet can be accessed and downloaded from this link
Do you need urgent help or advice from our duty clinical team. Full details are available on this link
How to access the practice Same Day Service
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 : 15th April 2015
Doctors Cooper, Nagy and Courcha complete their time as GP registrars with us on 6th August. We are delighted to confirm that Doctor Cooper will be joining our permanent staff as a salaried GP from 7th August.
Doctors Kalu & Thayur will be joing us as our new GP registrars on 7th August working with us for the next 12 months.
Doctor Lubeiro will also be joining us from September after a career break from General Practice. Dr Pettitt will be joining us as a salaried GP on 15th September.
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.
(Site updated 30/01/2015)