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The History of Abercromby Family Practice
A surgery was started on the present site in 1994 by Dr Lipkins, Dr Saverimuttu and Dr Kothari. When Dr Saverimutti retired in 2002, Dr Vithlani came over from Netherly Health Centre. Up until 2008 the building was shared with Dr Lakhani's practice until they merged.
Combining the practices brought together a substantial team of healthcare professionals with a broad range of skills and experience. By working together in partnership, they have been able to ensure:
- Better access for patients
- Flexible appointment system with staggered sessions
- Greater Choice of Clinician
- Shared resources
Abercromby Family Practice - A Community Practice
The practice is named Abercromby Family Practice after allowing patients to comment on how they would like the practice to be run. The Partners believe in co-operating with the patients who will be using the centre and wherever possible will be consulting them on issues that will affect the patients through the practice. To this end the centre has an active patient participation forum that helps the practice work with its population to improve patient services.
The practice is also very active in the community and has on its team Health Visitors, District Nurses and Community Matrons that provide a key roll in providing community Health Services.
Abercromby Family Practice - The Training Practice
We have been a GP training practice for over 10 years which means that each year we have doctors working in the practice who are training to become GPs. They are fully qualified doctors with two to three years post-qualification hospital experience.
Trainees all have a GP partner as clinical supervisor who is available whenever trainees are consulting. Sometimes, as part of their training consultations they may ask for consultations to be videoed with your consent. Videos are an important teaching aid for consultation skills.