Equal Access to Primary Healthcare and the Safe Surgeries Network

Quay Health Solution CIC are members of the Safe Surgeries Network for both the New Mill Street Surgery and GP Care Home service and endorse the initiative set up by Doctors of the World, to promote inclusivity.

Everyone living in the UK, regardless of their immigration status, or ability to provide proof of address or ID, is entitled to free primary healthcare, and to register with a GP. Despite this, many people get wrongly turned away from registering at GP practices. It is important that Southwark GP Practices are open to people seeking new registration, as for some this may be their only opportunity to seek the help they need (for instance if they are victims of modern slavery or trafficking). Language should also not be a barrier to registration.

Being a part of the growing “Safe Surgery” network entitles our practice and services to free training for staff as well as access to an advice hotline on complex cases that may, for instance, require referral to secondary care.

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