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Who We Are

Healthy Island Partnership (HIP) comprises of 4 GP practices who have come together in a partnership in order to deliver a PCT commissioned APMS contract across the Isle of Dogs in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The 4 GP practices namely Island Health, Barkantine, Docklands Medical Centre and Island Medical Centre who make up the HIP are themselves managed by 3 GP partnerships and serve a diverse estimated population of 40,000 patients within the Isle of Dogs catchment area.

Our Vision

“To ensure that all the residents of Isle of Dogs have access to a good quality of life, through improved health & well-being, equitable & co-ordinated access to local primary & community health services.”

Our Aims & Objectives

  • Establish robust and sustainable partnerships across sectors & disciplines to:
  • Address health inequalities through innovative service models across the Isle of Dogs.
  • Ensure Patient/user focused services delivering Equitable Outcomes, Choice, Quality, & improved access & increased satisfaction.
  • Re-design health & social care services and user pathways to ensure seamless, co-ordinated and locally delivered services.
  • Improve patient/user engagement to deliver appropriate, responsive and effective services
  • Ensure patients with long term conditions are proactively managed and enabled to self-care.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles for Isle of Dogs residents

Our Board

HIP is managed by a Board representing the 3 GP partnerships which has strategic responsibility for performance management of the APMS contract, service delivery and partnership working with other NHS and community providers.

Our Executive Team

Kamaljit Kaur: Manager    

Ruth Walters: Clinical Lead

Carol Lysfjord: Coordinator

Khawar Saeed: p/t Finance Officer

Our Executive Team which has overall operational responsibility for delivery of the APMS contracted services and is supported by staff at each of the 4 GP Practices who are employment by the GP Partnerships and not by the HIP.

What We Do

Primary Care services :

There are 20 clinical services delivered through HIP for more details see the above tab.

Partnerships with community health services to improve joint working for patients across primary and community health services e.g. district nursing, health visitors

Health Education & Health Awareness promoting healthy lifestyles

Patient Engagement Programmes focusing on engaging specific groups & self-help including on:

  • Existing and newly diagnosed diabetic patients
  • Women’s health issues
  • Young people & sexual health

New services & delivery models e.g. minor surgery clinic so that patients do not have to go to hospitals for minor surgery

Contact: Kamaljit Kaur, Manager (HIP)

Tel: 020 7536 8523

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