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A recent survey found that almost a third of GPs already employ a pharmacist in their practice and a further 16% are considering this move. The Village Practice is now part of the national NHS pilot to include a clinical pharmacist in our GP practice. The pharmacist will offer patient appointments for long-term conditions such as diabetes or asthma, medicines reviews and other medicines-related support, including discussing side effects. The pharmacist can also help patients with their medicines following a stay in hospital. Having a pharmacist working at our surgery will increase the available appointments, ease the workload of GPs and provide valuable medicines support”

02 May 2018

Dear Patients

Our Quick Access Clinic is one of the busiest clinics in the Practice and we are very proud to offer this exceptional access for our patients.

In recent months the clinic has been extremely busy and we have been forced to call Doctors in from their annual leave to try and help us manage the numbers of patients and we are pleased to say we have never turned a patient away. However this is not sustainable, and for the safety of patients and our staff we are implementing a policy to ‘cap’ the number of patients attending the clinic if numbers become unmanageable.

Please be aware we do not take this decision lightly and will only put these measures in place if completely necessary.

If this happens patients will be

  • Informed by Reception as soon as possible
  • Asked if your problem can wait till the next day, in which case they will be asked to come to next day Quick Access.
  • If not, then a message will be taken and this will be reviewed by a Doctor within 3 hours and triaged to be seen later that day.
  • If your problem is more urgent you may be asked to attend a clinic at another location.

We very much appreciate your support in this matter

Kind regards


Amanda Meehan

Practice Manager




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At the Village we are often involved in NHS and local pilot projects. We are currently involved in

Diabetes Prevention Programme (Local CCG and NHS)

The National Diabetes Prevention Programme (‘Healthier You’) is now well established in Islington.  To date, over 650 residents have been referred and there is very good attendance.

The programme offers patients who are at risk of developing diabetes a structured nine-month intervention which supports them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Evidence suggests that diabetes prevention programmes such as Healthier You can reduce progression to diabetes.

We have contacted all our eligible patients but if you would like further information please as the Reception team.


We have a clinic once a week at the Village Practice for counselling. This clinic can be accessed by self referral to the icope service or speaking to your GP. For a self referral please access the tab on self referral.

Carers Hub

Once a week we also have the carers hub at the Practice who are a service to help and support carers. Please contact reception for more information. We are currently reviewing our list of carers and making sure that they are aware of the support available to them. We are doing this alongside Islington Carers Hub. Please contact the Practice to make an appointment with the Carers Hub.


Please see the link below for access to a directory of helpful services in Islington


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