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London GP practice awarded a “first” for quality student care

13 February 2007

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A GP practice that looks after the health needs of students of King’s College London will be presented with an award for excellence by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) today (Tuesday 13 February).
The King’s College Health Centre in Surrey Street, London has striven for the past 18 months to attain a Quality Practice Award (QPA) from the RCGP – proving the practice offers a gold standard of service. The award also epitomises the dedication shown by every member of the practice team to providing outstanding care to their patients.
Students at the university are looked after by a team of five GPs, seven nurses and an administrative team of six. All the GPs also have their own special interests catered towards the students needs, including mental health, stress management, student health, complementary medicine, relaxation and yoga, and health promotion.
Commenting on achieving the award, Dr Derek Chase, principal GP at King’s College Health Centre, said: “We are delighted to have achieved this award. Being a nurse-led service, it is particularly gratifying that we have been able to meet all the clinical standards required, which reflects on the quality of the staff and the ability to work closely together as a team.”