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Private Medical Practice of the Year

London Prestige Awards 2019

Roseneath Medical Practice – Private Medical Practice of the Year.

The judges commend Roseneath Medical Practice for their considerate and ethical approach to healthcare


Roseneath Medical Practice is a private practice in Richmond Upon Thames, which has established itself over the last three years, through the concerted efforts of a caring clinical and support team. The team consists of an experienced general practitioner (GP), a consultant paediatrician and administrative staff, who are friendly, compassionate, and put patient wellbeing first. The practice provides patients with
a relaxed, spacious and comfortable environment whilst also affording the highest possible standard of medical care by being equipped with the latest technology.
The judges commend Roseneath Medical Practice for their considerate and ethical approach to healthcare. In their everyday practice, Roseneath searches beneath the surface of a problem in order to identify and address the root causes of illnesses, rather than just treating symptoms. The practice also does not treat prescription medication as a cure-all remedy; instead, it concentrates on various aspects of, and possibilities for illness prevention. As well as treating illness, Roseneath Medical Practice helps empower patients to realise their maximum health potential for a large range of conditions. They guide patients – young and old – on their journey to wellbeing by integrating preventive measures such as nutrition, exercise and cognitive techniques into their everyday lives.

Approximately 3,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK…

Did you know?…

Approximately 3,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK?

Who is affected by cervical cancer?
• Cervical cancer mainly affects sexually active women aged between 30 and 45 years, although it
is possible for sexually active women of all ages to develop cervical cancer.
• The condition is very rare in women under 25 years of age.

What about Human papillomavirus?
• HPV is mainly transmitted through sexual intercourse. Most sexually active women and men will
be infected at some point in their lives and some may be repeatedly infected. The peak time for
acquiring infection is shortly after becoming sexually active. HPV infections usually clear up without
any intervention, but a small proportion of infections can lead to cervical cancer.
• Two HPV types (16 and 18) cause 70% of cervical cancers.
• Vaccination has been proven to be effective in preventing infection with HPV.

Why have cervical screening?
• The aim of cervical screening is to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer as well as those who
die from it. In fact since screening has been implemented it is estimated that at least 2,000 cases of cervical cancer are
prevented each year in the UK.

What are the guidelines for cervical screening?
• Women aged 25 to 49 years: screening every three years • Women aged 50 to 64 years: screening every five years.
• Women over 65 years: screening only for women that have recently had abnormal testing.

How can Roseneath Medical Practice help?
See Dr Soori, a female GP with an interest in Women’s health, for comprehensive cervical screening with HPV testing and
quick turnover of results.

Did you know? Few facts about alcohol consumption…

Did you know that your body can only process one unit of alcohol an hour?

Regularly drinking too much or binge drinking puts your health at serious risk.

alcohol consumption
How much is too much?

-The UK Chief Medical Officers’ guidance is now the same for both men and women- a limit of 14 units of alcohol a week should not be exceeded.

– Fourteen units is the equivalent of : – six pints of beer (4%); six glasses (175ml) of wine (13%); 14 glasses of 25ml spirits (40%)

– In pregnancy it is advised not to drink alcohol at all, to minimise risk to baby

What are the potential health risks of alcohol?
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Weight gain
  • Cardiovascular disease- increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke
  • Acid reflux
  • Liver disease
  • Reduced fertility and sexual dysfunction,
  • Cancers of the mouth, head/neck, liver, bowel, pancreas
  • Osteoporosis
  • Memory loss, dementia, depression and anxiety, stress and anger problems
Is alcohol good for the heart?

The advice on this can be confusing.  The potential health benefits to the heart are considered  to be outweighed by other health risks ( as listed above) and only occur if the limit of fourteen units is spaced out during the week (ie not binge drinking). Drinking within the recommended limit is key.

How can we help?

See Dr Soori at Roseneath Medical Practice for an assessment of your drinking pattern and complete evaluation of your resulting physical and emotional health. Blood tests can be done at the practice, with same day results. Depending on the findings advice  and management will be provided to improve your health and prevent potentially serious illnesses.

 

Abdominal / central obesity Q&As

Did you know that abdominal fat is a predictor of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers?

In fact, abdominal (central) obesity is more closely related with cardiovascular disease than general obesity.

 

gp in richmond; obesity

 

Why  does ‘abdominal’  or ‘central’ obesity arise?

  • Because one may consume more usable calories than he/she expends
  • Alcohol and a high meat consumption has been associated specifically with abdominal obesity
  • Conditions that predispose to central obesity are Cushing’s syndrome or Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Why does abdominal fat become more of an issue with age?

  • This is predominantly due to a drop in metabolic rate (the number of calories the body needs to function)
  • Menopause – with the associated change in hormones women tend to hold weight in their abdominal area

What are the possible problems that may arise from central obesity?

  • Osteoarthritis of weight bearing joints eg hips and knees
  • Insulin resistance,  resulting in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Asthma-  people with obesity are more likely to be hospitalised for asthma                   
  • Alzheimer’s disease

What can you do to help ?

  • Exercise (combining aerobic exercise with resistance training is more effective than cardiovascular exercise alone in getting rid of abdominal fat). Also exercise leads to a reduction in cortisol production – a hormone that leads to more abdominal fat deposits
  • Eating healthily – consume the same number or fewer calories than used

How can we help?

See Dr Soori at Roseneath Medical Practice for abdominal measurement, exploration of possible causes,  assessment of your health risks, and advice and treatment of your excess weight condition. Advice will be provided on how one can improve their metabolic rate through diet and lifestyle changes.  Medication can in some cases help to reduce fat absorption, and anti-diabetic drugs can be prescribed which can help diabetes and central obesity.

 

GDPR

Dear Patient,

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that comes into effect May 25, 2018. To help us comply with GDPR consent requirements kindly read the following update to Roseneath’s Data Protection Policy.

Data Protection Code of Practice
Our data protection code of practice lays out our procedures that ensure Roseneath Medical Practice and our employees comply with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). Roseneath is registered with The Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller.

What data do we store?

To provide patients with a high standard of medical care and attention, we need to hold their personal information. This personal data can include:

  • Past and current medical condition; personal details such as age, address, telephone number, email address and general medical practitioner
  • Information about treatment that we have provided or propose to provide and its cost
  • Treatment invoices
  • Tests requests and results
  • Notes of conversations or incidents that might occur for which a record needs to be kept
  • Records of consent to treatment
  • Any correspondence relating to you with other healthcare professionals, for example in the hospital

We do not store payment details such as card or bank details.

What do we use the data for?
We need to keep comprehensive and accurate personal data about patients to provide them with safe and appropriate medical care. We will ask you annually to update your medical history and contact details. We only use data to manage your treatment and stay in touch with you. We do not sell or forward on the data to any other parties.

SMS/email notifications and marketing, test results and recall cards
We occasionally send you information via the above media. This information includes appointment recalls, test results, occasional marketing notifications and holiday wishes. Should you not wish to receive this type of information kindly ask our Reception Team to amend your records. Please note that due to the specification of software we are using, we currently cannot choose the type of information you would like to opt out from, once you decide to opt out you will be removed from all lists (inc. appointment reminder notifications and recalls).

What software do we run to manage data?
We use the following software to store and handle our data. All software systems are fully or are working towards being fully GDPR compliant by 25th May 2018.

  • Crosscare – GDPR compliant
  • TDL laboratory software – GDPR compliant
  • LiveDrive – Online backup – GDPR Compliant
  • Offsite Microsoft Exchange and locally Outlook 2013 for Emails – GDPR Compliant
  • General documents are stored on our servers which are password protected

Security of information
The data is stored on our servers located in a dedicated room along with a secure on & off site back up. The information is only accessible to authorized team members.

Disclosure of information
In order to provide proper and safe medical care, we may need to disclose personal information
about you to:

  • your general medical practitioner
  • the hospital or other medical services
  • other health professionals caring for you
  • private medial schemes of which you are a member.

Disclosure will take place on a ‘need-to-know’ basis (only that information that the recipient needs to know will be disclosed).
In very limited circumstances or when required by law or a court order, personal data may have
to be disclosed to a third party not connected with your health care. In all other situations,
disclosure that is not covered by this Code of Practice will only occur when we have your
specific consent.

Retaining information
All data is retained for the appropriate lengths of time in compliance with all applicable legal, regulatory and contractual requirements. We will retain your medical records while you are a practice patient and after you cease to be a patient, for ten years or for children until age 25, whichever is the longer. Once this period has lapsed, your digital data is archived and only deleted if specifically requested.

Access to your records
You have the right of access to the data that we hold about you and to receive a copy. Parents may access their child’s records if this is in the child’s best interests and not contrary to a competent child’s wishes. Formal applications for access must be in writing to your doctor. Please note that you will be asked for ID verification when requesting access to your records.

If you do not agree
If you do not wish personal data that we hold about you to be disclosed or used in the way that is described in this Code of Practice, please discuss the matter with your doctor. You have the right to object; however, this may affect our ability to provide you with dental care.

You have a right to withdraw your consent at any time, however this will not be retrospective.

Kind regards,

Roseneath Medical Practice

Roseneath Medical Practice patients’ feedback

‘…I was extremely impressed with the care I received and would not hesitate to return to the practice in future…’

‘…Very responsive, rapid treatment & results. Highly recommended!…’

‘…A genuinely caring doctor, who is reliable and has coverage that goes beyond a normal GP service – weekends and evening contact with aftercare and follow-ups. Comprehensive referral service with the best specialists in their field..’

‘…I have never felt more comfortable with a doctor…’

‘…Genuinely one of the best medical practices I have ever visited…’

‘…Roseneath provides the best in private medical care…’

‘…Outstanding staff and I appreciate the holistic and caring approach…’

‘…Superb. Attentive, quick to respond, hugely professional…’

‘…I don’t have words to express my appreciation for your brilliant services…’

‘…Excellent service in all respects – speed, care, thoughtfulness…’

‘…My entire experience with Roseneath Medical Practice was efficient, friendly, and professional, and I recommend them without reservation!…’

‘…Great team here. Very professional and unbelievable level of service and aftercare. You’ll never go back to your old Doctor again…’

‘…Really great service. Easy to get a quick appointment…’

‘…I have used this private practice on a few occasions and have found them to very professional and efficient. All the staff are very reassuring, friendly and helpful making you feel at ease…’

GP in Richmond reviews / April 2018

Many thanks to all our patients for their very kind words!

 

 

>> Brilliant doctor with fabulous people skills, understanding and dedication. Has always been on call whenever we needed and always accommodates us. We definitely will not be going anywhere else (…) <<

>> Excellent care and support. Very organised and great personal service (…) <<

>> Excellent care, full explanation of reasons for tests. I have full confidence in the care provided by Dr. Soori (…) <<

>> As always I was seen promptly and examination of my condition was very detailed (…) <<

Coeliac disease

Did you know that untreated coeliac disease can lead to additional serious health problems?

coeliac disease

What is coeliac disease?

  • It is an autoimmune condition where the small intestine becomes inflamed and unable to absorb nutrients
  • It is caused by an adverse reaction to gluten , which is found in any food or drink containing wheat, barley, rye eg cereals, pasta, bread, cake, beer.
  • It is not an allergy or intolerance to gluten.
  • It is hereditary
  • It could result from environmental factors eg a digestive system infection in childhood

  • It is estimated that one in 100 people in UK have coeliac disease, and that nearly half a million people aren’t yet aware of their condition.

What are the symptoms?

  • diarrhoea  
  • abdominal pain
  • bloating
  • wind
  • indigestion 
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • hair loss
  • fatigue 
  • weight loss
  • itchy skin rash 
  • delayed growth/ puberty  

What are the risks of coeliac disease?

  • Malnutrition
  • Increased risk of other autoimmune diseases eg Type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Lymphoma and  bowel cancer
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Irritability and depression – children with coeliac disease are irritable
  • Low birthweight babies
  • Dental defects

How can coeliac disease be treated?

Currently the only treatment for coeliac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet.

And the good news?

In most cases the symptoms can be reversed and the complications prevented by a gluten-free diet. Early diagnosis and treatment are key. See Dr Soori at Roseneath Medical Practice for full evaluation of your symptoms and same day blood tests to help identify if you may have coeliac disease. If required a specialist referral for a biopsy confirmation of the diagnosis can then be arranged.

Fatigue in children

FATIGUE IN CHILDREN

Fatigue is excessive tiredness. It is normal for a child to experience tiredness from time to time, especially when they have growth spurts. A simple nap or rest should help. However, if despite rest a child has an overwhelming need to sleep, it could indicate a problem.

Interestingly, children don’t usually complain of tiredness during the day, for fear of missing out on fun, even when they do feel a little tired. Instead, such concerns are typically noticed by the child’s parents or teachers. Therefore when a child does report tiredness or show obvious signs of fatigue, such situations should be explored further.

Possible causes:

  • Allergies – may cause prolonged or significant tiredness. Gluten intolerance or coeliac disease may cause chronic fatigue in children.
  • Depression – can be very emotionally and physically overwhelming to a child and depression in children often presents as tiredness.
  • Poor nutritional intake – Children may feel tired when they get hungry between meals, especially if their meals aren’t of sufficient nutritional value. A child needs a well-balanced diet rich in wholegrains and protein, whilst avoiding excess sugar and processed food. Healthy snacks are recommended between meals
  • Vitamin deficiency – e.g. vitamin d deficiency. Vitamin supplements are recommended for children in the UK, aged six months to five years.
  • Poor sleep – Children generally need at least ten hours of sleep to function well during the day. A good night’s sleep can prevent daytime tiredness for many kids.
  • Excessive exercise – a lot of children are very keen on sport but if this becomes excessive it may be that they are burning too many of the calories they consume.
  • Anaemia – when there aren’t enough healthy red cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. Tiredness can be a symptom of anaemia.
  • Infection (bacterial or viral) – the fatigue goes away when the infection clears.
  • Medication – e.g. antihistamines, cough medicines, painkillers, antidepressants.
  • Obesity, enlarged tonsils or adenoids – Obstructive sleep apnoea may result and thus cause interrupted sleep, further resulting in fatigue.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome – usually caused by Glandular fever. Tiredness is the most common symptom.
  • Other diseases – e.g. asthma, hypothyroidism, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, cancer

When to act:

When fatigue begins to disrupt your child’s normal routine, activities, education and quality of life, it is important to understand why he is so tired. In rare cases tiredness, combined with other symptoms e.g. weight loss, nosebleeds, visual changes, swellings, headaches, pain could occur due to childhood cancers. Most of the time however tiredness in children is caused by diet and lifestyle, but further evaluation should be undertaken.

What to do if your child experiences fatigue:

See a doctor for a full assessment of your child’s symptoms, examination and investigations to pinpoint the cause for the tiredness. A quick diagnosis can then be made and effective treatment can be commenced.

 

 

 

 

New Year’s resolutions

Did you know it is estimated that three-quarters of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by the end  of February?

Why do people give up on their resolutions so quickly?

  • It takes time to make a new habit, or to lose a less healthy one. Any new exercise regime or diet takes a while to bed in.
  • We often set unrealistic goals and targets- for example, deciding to eat no sugar, give up carbohydrates completely or exercise every day for an hour.

How can you improve your chances of success?

  • Knowing your current health status is a good way to start-your cholesterol level, blood sugar level, blood pressure, body mass index, and being aware of your ideal measurements .
  • A good way to do this is to have a Health Assessment, personal to you, taking account of your age, gender, family history and lifestyle.
  • By knowing these parameters as well as others, your individual risk for heart disease can be calculated.  Other potentially serious conditions can also be screened for eg lung disease, cancers,  mental health problems. This means you can set goals that really improve your personal health, which are safe and realistic for you.

 

health assessment

 

How can we help?

  • At Roseneath Medical practice, Dr Sumi Soori offers a broad range of Health Assessments- Men, Women’s, Comprehensive health assessments,  Healthy heart, Cognitive assessments, Child health,  Fertility, Mental health etc all with same day results.  Referrals can be made as necessary to other health professionals, some on-site eg physiotherapy.
  • Making new habits and behaviours requires us to understand our responses to stress and other triggers. Dr Soori can help you to do this  through Cognitive Behavioural therapy, which can help increase your chance of sticking to you goals and achieving your resolutions.
  • So for 2018, rather than embark on fad diets or fitness regimes that you can’t keep to, why not book a health assessment to fully understand your current health status, and receive advice and support you to successfully achieve your goals.

Roseneath Medical Practice offers a 10% discount for health assessment bookings in January and February ‘18