Staying well

It’s always important to look after yourself, but especially so during the winter. Cold weather can have a serious impact on your health; so if you do start to feel unwell, even with a cough or a cold, get advice from your pharmacist straight away.  Your pharmacist can help you with lots of minor ailments, [...]

2018-03-07T08:31:12+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Teledermoscopy by Communitas

In its delivery of an NHS commissioned Teledermoscopy service in Surrey Downs, Communitas Clinics is leading the way in reducing waiting times and improving healthcare alongside patient satisfaction, by using a combination of technology and expertise to link in with GP surgeries and allow for fast diagnosis and referral to appropriate services where necessary. The [...]

2018-02-21T16:38:43+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Communitas wins HSJ award!

As the NHS is under increasing financial pressure, service providers are constantly searching for ways to innovate to deliver cost savings without compromising care. At this year’s Health Service Journal Awards, widely known in the healthcare industry as the Oscars of the trade, the award for Improving Care with Technology was awarded to Communitas Clinics [...]

2018-02-22T08:18:10+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Communitas Clinics shortlisted for HSJ Award In Improving Care with Technology

2017 marks the 36th year of the HSJ awards, widely recognised as the highest accolade in healthcare. Each year service providers are invited to apply across a broad range of categories, and only those who can demonstrate outstanding practices, as well as cutting-edge innovations, make it through to the shortlist. Communitas Clinics’ nomination, ‘Improving Care [...]

2018-02-21T17:08:32+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Communitas Clinics shortlisted for LaingBuisson award recognising their excellent Healthcare Outcomes

The LaingBuisson Awards are hugely respected in the world of health and social care. In their 12th year of recognising excellence, they are judged independently and objectively and focus on the people providing the care as well as their advisors. Communitas Clinics has been shortlisted from hundreds of providers to become one of eight services [...]

2018-01-11T14:35:50+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

Private providers in public health: how it can help the NHS and its patients

By Dr. Daniel Lichtenstein (MD, MHA, MPA) & Christian Lyons   Some people consider the profits of private companies to be counter to the principles of public service provision. This is especially so in the context of NHS health care provision. Politically it is a highly contentious issue. Should these profits be viewed as a drain of [...]

2017-08-17T14:58:26+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

Innovation in dermatology – waiting times down, patient satisfaction up

Waiting times are a significant cause for complaints in NHS services – GP surgeries are increasingly overstretched and referrals to specialist services can often take weeks, even months to be fulfilled. In its delivery of an NHS commissioned Teledermatology service in Surrey Downs, Communitas Clinics is leading the way in reducing waiting times and therefore [...]

2017-08-17T14:54:43+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

Communitas Clinics no longer operating in Havering, Barking & Dagenham

June 2017 saw the end of our award-winning NHS service in the boroughs of Havering, Barking and Dagenham. These community-based clinics, highly valued by both GPs and patients, will now no longer be provided by our team of doctors and administrators following the result of a competitive tender process. During the term of our contract [...]

2017-07-05T16:14:33+00:00 July 5th, 2017|