Updated 2 May 2018
The Old Church Surgery is registered as a Partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry on the regulated activities of Diagnostic and screening procedures, Family planning, Maternity and midwifery services, and Treatment of disease, disorder or injury from one location: The Old Church Surgery, Silverthorne Centre, 2 Friars Close, London E4 6UN.
The Old Church Surgery provides services to patients under a General Medical Services (GMS) contract with NHS England. The practice is a member of the NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The practice is located in Chingford in north east London and has approximately 5,800 registered patients. It has experienced an increase of some 1,500 registered patients since moving to its new premises in February 2017.
The index of multiple deprivation score for the practice area is five (one equals most deprived and 10 equals least deprived). Twenty four per cent of the people in the practice area are from black and minority ethnic groups.
The practice provides GP care to all the residents in four local care homes and to some of the residents in a further three care homes.
The Old Church Surgery is an approved training practice wherein qualified doctors, known as registrars, complete the final stages of their training to become a GP. There were three trainees at the time of the inspection.
The practice is in refurbished NHS premises. Patient areas and facilities are mostly on the first floor and wheelchair accessible. There is a lift to the first floor.
There are three GP partners working at the practice, two female and one male. Together they make up 1.9 whole time equivalent (WTE) GPs. There is one part-time advanced nurse practitioner (0.8 WTE), one part-time practice nurse (0.5 WTE), and one part-time healthcare assistant (0.3 WTE). The clinical staff are supported by a team of receptionist staff and a part-time practice manager (0.6 WTE).
The practice opening times are 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. The practice is open for extended hours between 6.30pm to 8.00pm on Wednesday.
Appointments are available between the following times:
8.15am and 6.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
8.15 am 7.40pm on Wednesday.
The out-of-hours service is provided by Partnership of East London Cooperatives (PELC). Patients are directed to the out of hours GP service when the practice is closed.
The practice has a website: www.oldchurchsurgery.org.uk.
In October 2015 we inspected the practice in its previous premises: 99 Chingford Avenue, E4 6RG. The practice was rated as good for all five questions and for all six population groups. The inspection report can be found at www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-559742210).