Practice Background

Practice Background

The Hamilton Practice is a medium sized practice in the former London over-spill town of Harlow. The town has a population of some 100,000 residents, with the practice having around 11% of the population as its list of registered patients.

The patients are a mixed socio economic group, ranging from patients living in the affluent Tye Green Village district through elderly residents of warden-controlled homes to single mothers on low incomes.

The practice list size is currently just over 10,750. Most of the patients live within a short distance of the practice, in the Bush Fair district of Harlow. However, a significant proportion live somewhat farther afield, although all reside within the boundaries of Harlow Town.

Patient Age Profile

Patient Age Profile Chart

Staffing Profile

The practice provides its services through the efforts of 8 part time GPs together with 3 part time Registered Nurse (RGN) Grade Nurses and 1 full time Healthcare Assistant. Fourteen administrative staff support the clinicians in their provision of care to the patients.

The support team ranges from a practice manager, through secretaries and computer clerks, to the front line receptionists in day to day and face to face contact with the patients.