Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Open day. It was great to see so many people there. Thank you to Andy Burnham MP who officially reopened the practice and to our patients and local organisations who attended.
The day was not only to celebrate the practice refit but also to celebrate the changes that have happened within our community, of Hulme and Moss Side.
Our community is now very much part of the expanding city centre. Yet we still have the sense of community that usually only a small suburb can enjoy. This is evident, not only in big events, like the Moss Side Caribbean Carnival but also in the small acts seen when walking down the street or shopping in Asda. It’s a community that The Arch Medical Practice is proud of and we want our surgery to be a part of.
There have also been changes in how and why people access GP services. General practice needs to change with its patients and it’s not only patients’ physical health we are responsible for but also their social health. There are many people within our community that need that little bit more help, which is why the practice is looking for ways of bringing organisations together to see if we can collaborate in ways to help look after our patients in a wider context.
The Arch Medical Practice has already begun collaborating with Hulme Garden Centre and Age Friendly Neighbourhoods, in a project which is looking at way to keep our older generation involved in their community. We are also looking at other community projects such as waking and art projects to help involve our patients in choices about their health and role of their surgery in it. The open day brought many more new ideas to the surface and the practice is proud to be a conduit to help these ideas become a reality.
We really want thank everyone who attended for their support and help in making a start in getting to know our community better.