The Mission Practice
Our Mission Statement
At the Mission Practice we are committed to providing an excellent medical service for all our patients; walking alongside our community, patients, staff and colleagues in Bethnal Green. We recognise that we are all on a journey in life growing and developing all the time, and we understand that health is not just about lack of illness, but being well in body, mind and spirit. We seek to empower people to live life in all its fullness and we are committed to caring for the whole person; encouraging faith instead of fear and working together instead of alone. We believe that we are called by God to serve and care for our patients, and we recognise that this needs prayer and God’s strength and guidance.
Introduction to the Practice
The Mission Practice is an NHS GMS practice with a strong Christian heritage situated in Bethnal Green, East London. We work from modern purpose-built premises and offer a full range of primary care services to an ethnically diverse patient population of over 12,000. The practice is also a teaching and training practice for medical students and trainee doctors.
The practice is innovative, we have championed social prescribing, and we are running a pilot programme on bringing an Occupational Therapist into the multidisciplinary team. We are also adding a paramedic to the team mix with the aim of working towards a new exciting primary care model. The first step of which is triaging all appointment requests by a MD team case management approach.
The team includes eleven GPs (of which ten are partners), two registrars, five nurses, two HCAs, two pharmacists, a chaplain, social prescriber and OT, as well as the reception team, notes summarizer, recall administrator and medical secretary.
We also have a wide range of visiting clinicians including midwives, health visitors, specialist diabetes and hypertension nurses, CPN, psychiatrist, and psychologist. Our large group room is also used by various health and wellbeing groups throughout the week.
The practice is located within Tower Hamlets CCG and is an active part of The One Network Alliance Ltd network of five GP practices within Bethnal Green which has been operating as a network for 10 years, and the GP Care Group CIC which is the Tower Hamlets GP federation which is now four years old.