Mike Parker, Chairman & CEO
I am writing to you with some interesting ideas and information which you will hopefully find both of interest and useful.
There is good news, following the bad news of a modest price increase.
As the CEO of Smart Medical, I have the responsibility of ensuring that our fees are kept to a minimum. As you are all aware, this year we have had to integrate all our membership fees to Direct Debit payments, this process is almost completed. I thank you all for your support and understanding, it will also hopefully assist us with administration.
With regards to membership fees increasing, I have held membership fees fixed for the past two years, despite our landlord increasing their rents and rates have also continued to rise. Our staff are also struggling to make ends meet, so, unfortunately, this year, our Membership fees will be increasing with effect of the 1st May 2018, by £1.25 per week, per member. I apologise for having to increase rates and hope that you will understand why this has become necessary.
London Super Centre
Moving forward onto more positive developments, we are hoping to open a new ‘Super Centre’ in North London, later this year. As a member, you will be able to use the new facilities when they become available, I will keep you updated on this.
Wandsworth Saturday Clinics
A large number of our members have asked me to consider the possibility of opening our Wandsworth clinic on Saturday mornings, to this end, we have started a trial of Saturday morning openings in Wandsworth. We will be alternating between our Brompton Cross and Wandsworth clinics on Saturday mornings, we will then review members feedback and thoughts, to this end, I would welcome any feedback you may have. We have also noticed that Friday afternoons are historically a time when our members do not use the GP services. As a result of this, we are proposing to reduce the slots available on Friday afternoons, in Brompton Cross.
We have recently been approached by Lexihealth (http://www.lexihealth.com), a company who would like to offer their services in an addition to the Smart membership benefits. We will be sending you an email shortly, detailing their offering and should it be of interest to you, information of how you can access the Lexihealth experience
The Smart Clinics
Private Healthcare London
The Smart Clinics is a private healthcare company established in 2013, offering a membership-based alternative to NHS care for individuals and families.
The Company describes itself as:
London’s pre-eminent integrated healthcare clinics
The company offers patients a choice of two conveniently located and comfortably equipped clinics at Brompton Cross (South Kensington) and Wandsworth.
Vital health services include private GPs, travel clinic, skin treatments, physiotherapy, nutrition, sexual health, children’s services and much more. Both clinics also offer dentistry and cosmetic dentistry with a full suite of services in fully refurbished and equipped studios.
Telephone our team on 020 7052 0070.