Newham Transitional Practice (NTP) is a GP practice which operates from The Centre Manor Park and Vicarage Lane Health Centre Stratford. NTP delivers comprehensive primary healthcare services on a transitory basis to residents of Newham who have experienced difficulties in registering locally with a GP.
Health Inclusion Team (formerly known as New Entrants Screening Service)
The team actively seek out people who originate from areas with a high incidence of TB and offer them screening. They work closely with schools and GP practices to identify this cohort. Their remit is to screen for TB and check the immunisation status of individuals. They also work closely with advocates, education establishments and various migrant organisations. The team aim to raise awareness of TB and ensure that migrants access health services, promote health and reduce disease.
The aim of this service is to provide a comprehensive health screening programme to support the population to engage within their own health issues and most importantly the opportunity of registering with a GP. Several outreach nursing clinics are held at venues across Newham that are most frequently attended by the homeless e.g. ‘soup kitchens’.
NTP achieve well on various quality indicators set both nationally and locally. Cervical cytology uptake exceeds the national target of 80%. Uptake of childhood immunisations exceeds the national target of 95%. Patient feedback states that 96% of patients would recommend the practice to family or friends and the Practice currently has 4 stars on NHS Choices.
The Practice offer good access to patients by opening from 8.00am to 18.30pm Monday to Friday.
NTP offer direct access to the Citizens Advice Bureau on site one day a week.
They provide outreach services to Open Doors for street workers and Westbourne House bail hostel. NTP have a significant number of patients with substance misuse problems; as part of their healthcare these patients should receive a three monthly health review which the Team achieve at 100%.