Statement of intent

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 every registered provider must have a statement of purpose.

A statement of purpose is a document which includes a standard required set of information about a service. The statement describes:

  • The provider’s aims and objectives in providing the service
  • The kinds of service provided
  • The health or care needs the service sets out to meet
  • The locations where the services are actually provided or provided from
  • Details from the provider including their legal status, and any manager, including the address for service for all registered persons

The name and address of West Point Medical Centre’s registered provider is:

Dr Graeme Askew
West Point Medical centre
167 Slade Lane
M19 2AF

The surgery is a GP partnership, open to all patients residing within our practice boundary in the Levenshulme and Longsight, as well as other neighbouring, areas of Central Manchester.

We are a general medical services practice offering primary care services for the diagnosis and prevention of disease. We work in partnership with our patients and help them to manage their health and prevent illness. Our GPs assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness and they carry out screening for some diseases and promote general health and wellbeing.

Our GPs act as a patient’s advocate, supporting and representing a patient’s best interests to ensure they receive the best and most appropriate health and/or social care. Our GPs also provide the link to further health services and work closely with other healthcare colleagues. They may also arrange hospital admissions and referrals to other services and specialists and they link with secondary and community services about patient care, taking advice and sharing information where needed.

The practice

West Point Medical Centre
167 Slade Lane
M19 2AF

The building consists of two semi-detached Victorian dwellings which have been converted to form a fully functioning and appropriately equipped primary medical facility which has also been extended during recent years. The practice’s facilities include nine GP consulting rooms, one treatment room, two patient waiting areas, reception and administration office accommodation as well as a WC facility available to patients. Our accommodation, including the WC facility, is wheel-chair accessible and a hearing loop is available for patients with hearing difficulties.

Our mission statement

To improve the health, well-being and lives of those we care for.

To work in partnership with our patients and staff to provide the best primary care services possible working within local and national governance, guidance and regulations.

Our aims and objectives

To provide high quality, safe, professional primary health care general practice services to our patients:

  • To focus on prevention of disease by promoting health and wellbeing and offering care and advice to our patients.
  • To work in partnership with our patients, their families and carers towards a positive experience and understanding, involving them in decision making about their treatment and care.
  • To be a “learning” organisation that continually improves what we are able to offer patients.
  • To treat patients as individuals and with the same respect we would want for ourselves or a member or our families, listening and supporting people to express their needs and wants and enabling people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to tackle the causes of, as well as provide the treatment for, ill health and where appropriate involve other professionals in the care of our patients.
  • To encourage our patients to communicate with us by joining our Patient Participation Group (PPG), talking to us, participating in surveys, and providing feedback on the services that we offer.
  • To ensure all staff have the competency and motivation to deliver the required standards of care ensuring that all members of the team have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently and to the best of their abilities.
  • To take care of our staff offering support to do their jobs and to protect them against abuse. We have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse.
  • To provide our patients and staff with an environment which is safe and friendly.
  • To operate on a financially sound basis.
  • Reporting significant incidents, be able to reflect on what went wrong and learn as a team.

Non-NHS services

Our practice also provides services which are non NHS and are paid for by the patient. These services include:

  • Insurance claims forms
  • Non NHS vaccinations
  • Private sick notes
  • Pre-employment and HGV medicals
  • Vaccination certificates