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Statement of Purpose

Statement of purpose

Health and Social Care Act 2008

Needham Market Country Practice

Our purpose is to provide our patients with high quality personal primary health care and seek continuous improvement on the health status of the practice population overall. We aim to achieve this by developing and maintaining a happy sound practice which is responsive to people’s needs and expectations and which reflects whenever possible the latest advances in Primary Health Care in an ever changing political and economic landscape. The following aims and objectives expand on how this will be achieved:

  1. Provide a high standard of medical care, treatment and support to our patients, their families and carers
  2. Be committed to our patients’ needs
  3. Act with integrity and complete confidentiality
  4. Be courteous, approachable, friendly and appropriately accommodating
  5. Ensure safe and effective services and environment
  6. Improve as a patient centred service through communication, patient involvement and effective decision making
  7. Maintain our motivated and skilled work teams
  8. Through monitoring and auditing, continue to improve our healthcare services
  9. Maintain high quality care through continuous learning and training
  10. To guide our employees in accordance with diversity and equality
  11. To ensure effective and robust information governance system
  12. To treat all patients and staff with dignity, respect and honesty.

Version 1.0 September 2013

The name address of the registered provider is: Needham Market Country Practice, Barking Road, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8EZ. Tel: 01449 720666.

We are a partnership of 7 partners: Dr C. Helps, Dr D. Campbell, Dr C. Lewis, Dr C. Roberts, Dr S. Jenner, Dr H. Wilkinson and Dr J. Messenger. We also employ 1 associate doctor: Dr F. Bezant.

We perform the following ‘Regulated Activities’ as outlined by the Care Quality Commission:

  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Diagnosis and screening procedures
  • Family planning
  • Surgical procedures
  • Maternity and midwifery services


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