Welcome to Kingston GP Chambers website
Kingston GP Chambers (KGPC) is a federation of all 21 NHS General Practices within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, founded in 2008 as a limited company. Our mission is to promote and protect the voice of general practice in an ever changing medical environment. The company is led by a Board of Directors who are also GP Partners in their own Practices within Kingston. Board meetings are held monthly and shareholder (Members) meetings bi-monthly.
The main aims of KGPC are to:
Provide the patients of Kingston with access to a range of extended and enhanced clinical services on an equitable basis, regardless of the range of services their own particular surgery is able to offer.
Assist all GP practices within Kingston to provide a high quality service, by supporting and coordinating development programmes.
Play an active part in building the NHS of the future by supporting the training and development of both the current workforce and undergraduate students.
KGPC works collaboratively with both secondary care and the private sector. At present we provide community clinics for Dermatology, Urology, Neurology, Dementia and Diabetes, led by GPs with specialist training in these areas.
In addition, KGPC is at the forefront of improving patient access to primary care. We deliver a comprehensive extended hours service offering GP appointments across four hubs in the evenings Monday to Friday, over the weekend and on Bank Holidays, as well as providing a Minor Illness Service in collaboration with NHS 111.
In addition to our clinical services, KGPC also provides support to member practices in key areas such as IT, including project management support for the implementation of new IT initiatives across Kingston; HR, including a centralised recruitment function for Kingston practices and provision of HR specialist advice; and Governance, including specialist advice on regulatory compliance.
KGPC’s Board and members are passionate about both developing their existing workforce and securing the workforce of the future, and as such, KGPC is proud to house Kingston Training Hub (formerly CEPN) which identifies and addresses the learning and development needs of practice staff across Kingston.
In 2019, KGPC expanded its training provision by establishing Kingston Education Centre (KEC), which is a dedicated training facility, which works alongside university partners and member practices to provide clinical placement opportunities to students of nursing, medical and allied health professional undergraduate courses. KEC is a unique resource, which is highly valued by our university partners and their students.
Working collaboratively with like-minded organisations has been a key feature of KGPC’s success to date. This has included ventures with Your Healthcare, Kingston Hospital, NHS111, Health Education England, and the other GP federations in Southwest London. We aim to continue to grow as we are increasingly recognised as the provider of choice for extended, enhanced and urgent GP services, and of undergraduate clinical placement opportunities. We also expect an increasing role as we support, reinforce and develop the position of general practice as the core building block for an increasing range of jointly-provided services.