We bade a hearty farewell to all our friends and colleagues and thank
them for their well wishes, good reviews and messages of support. The practice
closed after a decade's commitment to providing same-day appointments to
women, children and companies in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.
We wish to acknowledge the specialists and GPs who worked at the practice,
including: Dr Arlt, Dr Niedermaier, Dr Radloff (Prevention Aid Ltd Directors),
Dr Frontino and Schramm-Gajraj. They are dearly missed by colleagues
and Richmond residents alike.
There are local GP appointments available from:
Dr Sumi Soori
Dr Shilpa Dave
The Richmond Doctor
Richmond Chamber of Commerce Awards
There were many achievements the team shared worth remembering, including milestones such as being commended and awarded by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce in the Best Professional Services Firm category (2012, 2014 and 2016).
An Integrated Governance Framework for Private Practice
The model of service provision developed by the Richmond Practice team represented an innovative approach to health services provision in the UK. It combined the skills of GPs with that of specialists in a primary care setting. The use of ultrasound by all the specialists to aid both the diagnosis and treatment of patients supported their offering. An Integrated Governance Framework, of which you may download a copy below, in aid of their work was developed by the doctors and management. The framework represents a unique contribution to knowledge and is a toolkit for the Independent Sector. The toolkit; developed in the aftermath of the Paterson Inquiry can help organisations track concerns and proposes practical solutions.
The service closed in 2018 after a comprehensive CQC inspection and a Good result.
In addition to the medical care and governance contributions, the provider will be remembered for all the thousands of local School Medicals it attended and for volunteering quality medical content to many local and national publications such as Baby London, Families on Thames and Parent News. A further highlight was their work on how to safeguard a crying baby. Please down load a copy of a presentation delivered at the Sandown Baby & Toddler Show (2017) below. The doctors’, who often volunteered, as First Aiders at local fairs and events, are sorely missed. Other initiatives included an internship developed to help Bio-Medical Sciences freshmen secure a place at Medical School, after graduating. They were then given funding and support to reapply to train as doctors or to consider other rewarding career options within the health services.
It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of:
Dr Radloff on 17 November 2021. Condolence messages can be left at this link:
and of Dr Eli Gajraj, age 49:
May they rest in peace.
Thanks to all the team and their families, who gave their unfailing commitment to Richmond families and businesses by turning up, to see patients on the same-day on which they booked their appointment.
We thank you all. Bis bald.
The Richmond Practice management
S/he who has health, has hope; and s/he who has hope, has everything.
~ Thomas Carlyle