Proud of our Practice: a towering achievement
Having your practice located across two rundown floors of a tower block has few benefits, but the St Anne's surgery in Herne Bay, Kent, has made it work.
The practice, which has been housed in the seafront tower for more than 30 years, scored 1,049 QOF points last year, despite high disease prevalence among the largely retired residents.
It also provides fast access for patients, many of whom just have to pop down a flight of stairs.
Dr Simon Dunn, pictured, a GP at the practice, said: 'We try to embrace good old-fashioned general practice as well as the QOF because most of what comes in through the door isn't QOF-related.'
The practice recently set up a 'critical friends group' to help find ways to improve its service, but received nothing but praise.
Helen Sutton, quality project manager, put the practice's success down to it's 'fantastic' atmosphere. She said: 'It's a really friendly place to work.'