Message from our Chairman:
Kingston GP Chambers is a Federation of all NHS General Practices within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. It was founded in 2008 as a limited company whose shareholders are all 20 GP Practices within Kingston. The company is led by a Board of Directors who are also GP Partners in their own Practices within Kingston.
Kingston GP Chambers has worked collaboratively with both secondary care and the private sector. At present we provide community clinics for Dermatology, Urology, Neurology, Dementia and Diabetes.
In addition, Kingston GP Chambers are at the forefront of improving patient access to primary care. We deliver a comprehensive extended hours service offering GP appointments across three hubs in the evenings Monday to Friday, over the weekend and on Bank Holidays.
Over the last fifteen years, Kingston GP Chambers has grown from being a small independent provider to being one of the key players within the Borough in healthcare provision. Working collaboratively with like-minded organisations has been a key feature of KGPCs success to date. Ventures have been formed with Your Healthcare and Kingston Hospital in order to deliver patient-centred care closer to home.
Kingston GP Chambers has the ability to respond rapidly, and we have continued to demonstrate the capability to provide high-quality, innovative and timely solutions to improving patient care and experience. We work closely alongside the other GP Federations in Southwest London to continue the government's five-year forward plan and deliver patient services in the community. We aim to continue to grow as we are increasingly recognised as the provider of choice for extended, enhanced and urgent GP services. 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.
All this has been achieved by utilising the skills, dedication and innovation of our local general practice teams. Contributions from local GPs, Practice Nurses and Practice Managers have been invaluable. There is a continuing challenge for us as a comparatively small organisation to maintain active participation in the plethora of initiatives being pursued locally, but we will continue to do our best with limited resources.
Personally, it’s been a pleasure and a privilege to Chair this organisation and to see local Primary Care teams work collaboratively to improve patient care in the community.
Dr Anthony Hughes
Chairman Kingston GP Chambers