18 July 2018
Dr Zoe Endemi, GP and clinical lead, CFH urgent care centre
Can you introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background?
I’m a GP and the clinical lead at the CFH urgent care centre. I trained at University College London, did my house jobs at ECH and BH, followed by GP training on the Barnet GP vocational training scheme. I worked locally as a GP and also in BH emergency department.
Tell us about your role…
Patients self-present to the urgent care centre, with a wide variety of problems, from very minor to life-threatening illness. Although we are a stand-alone urgent care centre, without an A&E department, we see all patients that book in.
I work clinically seeing patients as well as having a management role in the urgent care centre. I also run the GP service, recruit GPs and manage the GP rota and I am involved in training.
We are a multidisciplinary clinical team of emergency nurse practitioners, emergency care practitioners, GPs, specialty doctors, band 6 nurses and health care assistants.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy helping patients and feeling I’ve made a difference, working as part of a team and the wide variety of the clinical work.
What’s the best thing a patient has ever said to you?
The best thing is when patients say they are really happy with their care.
What’s your greatest career achievement?
Successfully setting up the GP service at the urgent care centre.
What was your first job?
It was when I was 14; I worked in a fish and chip shop. I did it for four years.
What would be your perfect day away from work?
Life is very hectic, so I think it would have to be sitting on a beach and reading a book.
What’s the skill you’d most like to have?
To sail a boat. I have a Royal Yachting Association competent crew certificate, so I’m working on it.
Tell us something about you that very few people know…
I spent five summers working in the medical records department of a large hospital. I know how to trace a missing set of notes.