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The Newham GP Co-operative is a group of local GPs who have decided to join together to cover each other’s patients out of hours. The co-operative was established to improve patient care in Newham by using local GPs who have local knowledge and expertise. A major factor in the co-operative’s commitment to improving primary care has been the setting up of a fully equipped primary care centre. Patients will be expected to attend the centre where their problems will be dealt with by well-trained and well-motivated staff, in comfortable and well-lit surroundings, where back-up facilities are immediately available. In other words, in ideal conditions where emergency medicine of the highest standard can be practised promptly and efficiently.

Our helpful and experienced team stand ready to help and advise.

Dr Hamida Begum
Dr Hamida Begum(Chair)
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Dr Bapu Sathyajit
Dr Bapu Sathyajit(Vice-Chair)
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Vijay Bagga
Vijay Bagga(Chief Operating Officer)
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Dr Natasha Mir
Dr Natasha Mir
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Dr Kabir Mahmud
Dr Kabir Mahmud
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Dr Jim Lawrie
Dr Jim Lawrie
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Newham GP Co-operative offer a range of integrated services including urgent care and general practice.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people live the healthiest lives possible. We deliver outstanding clinical care in a consistent, coordinated way—always improving through evidence-based practice. We are wise and innovative stewards of our resources and maintain the financial stability necessary to meet our high standards of quality and affordability. We respect the professional and clinical skills of our colleagues and engage them in teams that help us deliver optimal outcomes and best serve our patients.

The Dimensions of Care include:

  • Clinical Excellence
  • Patient Engagement
  • Operational Effectiveness

Our Values

Newham co-operative mission statement reflects our expanding role, as we focus even more strongly on prevention and wellness, and strive to improve the health of those who live in our communities.

We are principled, honest, and ethical, and we do the right thing for those we serve. We count on and support one another individually and as team members. We perform at the highest level, always learning and looking for ways to improve.

We promise to embrace diversity and treat one another with dignity and empathy, irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity or marital or civil partnership status. The service is designed to diagnose, treat and improve both physical and mental health. It has a duty to each and every individual that it serves and must respect their human rights. At the same time, it has a wider social duty to promote equality through the services it provides and to pay particular attention to groups or sections of society where improvements in health and life expectancy are not keeping pace with the rest of the population.


Safeguarding Adults Statement

Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect.

It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both risks and experience of abuse or neglect, whilst at the same time ensuring the adult’s wellbeing is promoted.

Also, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action.

This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be uncertain and have unclear or unrealistic views about their personal circumstances.

Safeguarding Children Statement

Newham GP Co-operative is committed to protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults and we will make their welfare our highest priority. Where additional support is necessary this will include working with other agencies. If you have any concerns about a child or vulnerable adult please speak to your GP or Practice Nurse, or raise your concerns with any member of the out of hours team.


Good medical leadership is key to promoting patient safety and to improving quality of care. Our organisational structure is clinically-led and we believe this in itself is a strong safeguard to ensure a culture that is focused on governance and quality. Our Board and Executive Team will have terms of reference outlining their remit and decision making responsibilities.
We believe that the defining feature of a sustainable and successful provider is having an organisational culture which allows an open and honest appreciation of risk. 

Our Care Quality Commission report can be found here.

A culture of learning

Management of risk

Infection control