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We have never been owned by AT Medics or by any private company

26 February, 2021

• SWISS Cottage Surgery is a well-established NHS GP practice in Camden that has been providing general medical services to Camden residents for 30 years.

We are a forward thinking, innovative and progressive organisation.

We are committed to providing the highest standard of patient-focused care in a safe, responsive, supportive, and integrated manner while ensuring that all staff and patients are treated with honesty, dignity, and respect.

We value our patients, and we believe in treating a patient as an individual and not as a statistic.

We want to reassure our registered patients, Camden residents, and people looking to register with us, that we are not affected by the change in ownership of AT Medics, (The great GP surgery takeover)

We confirm that we have never been owned by AT Medics or by any private company. We are a GP partnership, holding an NHS general medical services contract, and it is not possible for any transfer of ownership to a private company.

We believe the mistake in reporting arose because Swiss Cottage Surgery is a designated evening and weekend hub site via the Extended Access Service, for which AT Medics hold the Camden contract.

Our surgery’s services operate separately from this arrangement and our own Saturday opening predates the extended access hub and has run alongside it in addition.

In an uncertain and persistently changing health care landscape that continues to be challenged by the current coronavirus pandemic, we understand the need to maintain the delivery of accessible NHS GP services.

We remain open for our registered patients to access services to meet their health care needs and we will continue to invest in our staff and premises so we can meet the growing demand from new patients registering at our successful practice.

Swiss Cottage Surgery will continue to be advocates of positive change to continue the provision of patient-centred care, to improve health outcomes and to reduce health inequalities to the residents of Camden.

DR S SMITH, DR M ABBAS,
DR F ENTIKABI, DR P SMITH,
DR D BECK, MR R GILL
Swiss Cottage Surgery Partners

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