Mitchison Road Surgery hosted a successful Health & Wellness Open Day for all members of the public on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at Mercers’ House.

The event was well attended despite the wet weather, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, PPG members, local councillors and CCG representatives.

Introductions to the new GPs at Mitchison Road Surgery were made to the public including attendance by GP Director Dr Aumran Tahir. The event helped to promote the role and benefits of Mitchison Road Surgery, as well as raising awareness about a number of local healthcare service providers accessible through the surgery for patients and residents of Islington.

Local service providers included London Ambulance Service who demonstrated CPR techniques and how to use a defibrillator, Hillside Clubhouse, a provider of personalised support and social inclusion for people with mental health needs, Mental Health Working, Voice AbilityNew River Green Children’s Centre who provide education and care support for children aged 6 months to 5 years, Islington Carers Hub and More-Life Islington, a specialist weight management service for children and young people.

AT Medics practices schedule regular PPG meetings with SMS reminders, dedicated PPG notice boards and a translator if necessary, and are delighted to be hosting this event at Mitchison Road Surgery.

Omar Din, AT Medics Head of Marketing & Communications said “Our aim for this event is to improve patient experience at Mitchison Road Surgery and for the wider community to learn what we have to offer. This is the first ever health and wellness event for Mitchison Road Surgery, and we are delighted to coincide this with our recent acceptance of a caretaker contract for the surgery.”

AT Medics extended special thanks to Marion of Mercers’ House who kindly facilitated the event in her conservatory.