Essentially Medical organises free, non-promotional, Consultant-led educational meetings held in GP surgeries.
The company was formed in 2004 and Evelyn Diamond, Managing Director says:
“It’s a simple idea, but unique and extremely cost-effective. With a wide range of specialities covered, we organise these meetings free-of-charge at a time to suit the GP and the Consultant. Usually, these take place early morning, lunchtime or evening.
“What’s special about the service that we offer is that it makes the best use of time. We all know that GPs and Consultants are extremely busy people and that they rarely have time to meet, so we aim to maximise the use of their time by ensuring that the GPs get the training they require, when and where they want it and literally bring it to them at their place of work.
Pharmaceutical or medical equipment companies can sponsor the meetings all of which follow the guidelines set out in the ABPI Code of Practice
“We estimate that we have saved the NHS many thousands of pounds. At a time when every penny counts thanks to budget cuts and an ageing population, these savings are substantial. We believe that this service provides substantial savings to the NHS and improves the effectiveness of Primary Care.”
“We’re very proud of the links that we’ve made and the training that we’ve provided. The fact that we have now organised more than three thousand meetings, bringing together colleagues to learn about developments in all areas of health proves that it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.”
All these meetings were only made possible as a results of all your hard work!!
We also need to say Thank you for involving us with these interactions with primary care doctors. Wishing you and your family a Happy Holidays and a prosperous and healthy 2019. With kind regards, Leye
— Mr. Leye Ajayi is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at The Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead
Great to have such positive feedback. Thanks for all your organizational efforts. I look forward to the next one
— Mr Alan Kosmin - Consultant Ophthalmologist, Watford and St Albans NHS Trust Hospitals
Hi Evelyn & Sacha, Thank you for the lovely email. It has been great working with you both again over the last few months & I look forward to supporting loads more meetings throughout 2019. Amanda Doran
— Amanda Doran Pharma Rep.
Dear Evelyn, Relationship between Essentially Medical and Penshurst Surgery is strong and mutually beneficial and long may it continue. I very much value your efforts to bring the best speakers to the surgery at a time when the surgery is getting nearly daily 5 star ratings on the NHS choices website with accolades such as Best Surgery in London. The saying goes, You are only as good as our teachers and for me you bring the best teachers to the surgery to teach our GPs, students, and Registrar so that one day they too can be the best. Warmest regards Joe
— Dr. Joseph O.E. Jones, Senior GP Partner, Penshurst Gardens Surgery
I just want to give you some feedback about using Evelyn Diamonds services through Essentially Medical. We are now in our 7th year with using Essentially Medical. The Partners and rest of the Clinical team really do find talks with external consultants very useful to the extent of enhancing their clinical skills. The question and answer session together with slides is so informative. Yes Evelyn is sponsored by Pharmaceutical reps, but they are there for only 5 minutes and do give you an update on cost saving alternatives on medication. Evelyn offers a wide list of specialist areas that interest your doctors and it is certificated – going towards your appraisal folder as evidence. As you may know we have a weekly clinical meeting and having Essentially Medical once or every 2 months really does ensure best practice from all our clinicians. This is a totally transparent view from me and the clinical team here, so thought we should share this with you. Best wishes Tushar Shah