The Nightingale practice
Clapton was once a wealthy area of North East London, and many large houses remain, often spilt into flats. However , it is now a deprived inner city area with high Jarman scores for all wards. Nevertheless, there remains an interesting balance of social, race and class and ethnicity.
The practice population is very mixed, with a wide range of ethnic groups (60% white, 16% Caribbean, 6% African, 5% UK black, 5% Turkish and also Vietnamese, Chinese, Greek and others). The health needs of the population are many, and it is challenging and rewarding to attempt to meet them. The present list size is 7,000.
Our new building was completed in December 1992, is of striking and innovative design, and is spacious and light. The project was financed under a Cost Rent Scheme, and the practice receives 100% reimbursement.
There are five partners and one GP Registrar with a wide range of interests particularly in teaching undergraduates. Two of the partners joining in 1995 and 1996, completed the Hackney Vocational Training Scheme at the Homerton Hospital.
The Practice Staff
We are fortunate to have cheerful, loyal and hardworking staff. We have a practice manager, senior receptionist, three further receptionists and two secretaries. There are also two practice nurses. There is an excellent team spirit.
We have an attached health visitor and a district nurse. We have a chiropodist and a clinical psychologist, each attached for one session a week, and a psychotherapist who runs two clinics each week. A Turkish Health Advocate comes for four surgeries each week.
We are pleased to have a friendly and dedicated team, with a family atmosphere, which we will ensure remains as the practice grows. We aim to be financially successful and to run the practice efficiently.
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