Newington Road GP surgery placed on open market for sale

Newington Road surgery

Newington Road GP surgery is being advertised as for sale for £900,000.

The surgery is being marketed by Terence Painter estate agents but directors at the site say they intend to complete the purchase.

The surgery changed hands at the end of 2022 following the resignation of directors, and GPs, Dr Nadia Mohammed and Dr Adem Akyol.

The director resignations came on the heels of a tribunal hearing in September where Dr Akyol received a 12 month suspension for misconduct.

The current directors are listed as Dr Jalil Ahmed and Dr Jonathan Allinson, who are both also chiefs at eHarley Street Primary Care Solutions which provides centralised surgery management systems to GP practices.

A message to patients on the Newington Surgery website says: “We are aware that our Practice building has recently been placed onto the open market for sale.

“We want to give you assurance that we are fully committed to continuing to provide our service from our current location and have no intention of moving.

“We have had an agreement for some time to purchase the Practice premises and we certainly intend to complete this process.”

However, the listing states: “The vendors are seeking unconditional or conditional offers. The property is to be sold with vacant possession, subject to a notice period being served by the existing occupiers.”

Sale details list the premises as “suitable for investment or lending itself to a number of alternative uses or redevelopment, subject to any necessary planning consents.”

The two-storey building on Newington Road consists of offices, consulting and treatment rooms, toilets, waiting areas and  a walled entrance garden area with access via Beaufort Avenue and a small courtyard garden to the rear.

In January this year, the surgery, which has some7,400 patients, was rated as requires improvement overall. Responsiveness and well led rated as requiring improvement although safety, effectiveness and caring were all graded as good.

A previous inspection in February 2022  had resulted in the practice being rated inadequate and placed into special measures with enforcement taken by the CQC including warning notes for breaches of safe care and treatment and good governance., meaning the current grading shows improvement.

The report in January said there had been significant improvements to the practice since the previous inspection and the practice provided care in a way that kept patients safe and protected them from avoidable harm.

New management at Newington Road GP Surgery following Dr Akyol suspension – plus latest CQC grading of requires improvement

15 Comments

  1. It has been a disaster since Dr. Akyol was suspended. Impossible to get them to even answer the phone , let alone get an appointment to actually see a doctor. It is a busy practice that really justifies 3 full time doctors and has scraped by with just one occasionally and a paramedic . It must remain a doctors surgery .

  2. Turning GP practices into businesses has been a disaster (for patients of course not for those sharp enough to have spotted the potential for profit.)
    Now who could have predicted that?

  3. I used to be a patient there when Dr Stuart and Renolds were there. No appointment needed just walk in. 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 midday Saturday. Those were the days of tire care.

    • As there is a rather nice Coffee Shop called the Corner at the top of Whitehall Road just 100 yards away that evolved without planning consent from an Infants Nursery there would no point as the roads are already full up with parked cars. As we have been wasting our time trying to get an appointment to actually see a doctor face to face it will not be possible to get any worse for any new incoming doctors 🤔

  4. I’ve managed two phone calls since before Covid lockdown despite saying I needed to see a doctor face to face. I did not even know my doctor had changed until I saw a different name on my prescription, but hey ho, who cares? What a farce!

      • Perhaps the practice non medically trained assistant did. I knew I needed to see the doctor face to face but got a useless phone call instead. Why should I be expected to describe my symptoms to a non qualified person over the phone? Get real PQ.

    • The good thing is neither do the hospital-they still had my old doctor down & were writing to him, even though he had left the practice years earlier. So much for joined up computer systems.

  5. It s all going online anyway, Doctors found that people would take it lying down during the lockdowns and that they could ‘see’ a patient via phone call every 5 minutes. So now they are continuing this and streamlining us all via phone calls or at best a video call. Practises that only exist online and cost £50 per phone call have sprung up now, soon, that is all we will have.

  6. The surgery needs to remain, we are short approximately 8 practices in Thanet to cope with demand. Thanks Fuxxxng tories.

  7. After 20 years with Newington Surgery, we had four very bad and incorrect diagnoses, which led to severe consequences for my husband and me. I’m glad to have moved away from the area. Will our new Doctors be any better? I very much doubt it. Reports from our neighbour suggest things are just as bad here!

    • I agree with that, originally from Margate we now live in South Devon for the last twenty years and its the same here for everyone. And trying to get a NHS dentist is impossible. None is helped by the huge numbers of new housing that has been built around every town and most villages in the south west but no new surgeries or health centres.

  8. Well if it’s on the open market anyone could buy it – So whatever they are saying is just smooth over sh!t as usual.
    If you vote Tory in the next election don’t forget to renew your Bupa health care 🙁

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