The charity arm of Camphill Medical Practice has changed its name to help distinguish itself from the associated NHS practice. The charity will now be known as Camphill Wellbeing Trust, while the NHS practice will retain the Camphill Medical Practice name.
Explaining the reasons for the name change, Dr Stefan Geider, a GP with Camphill Medical Practice says:
“The new name is to help clarify that there are two aspects to Camphill Medical Practice – the NHS practice and the charity. The new Camphill Wellbeing Trust name should make it quite clear that this part of practice is run as a charity.
“We hope that this will help our fundraising efforts for our charitable work, providing anthroposophic therapies and medical services to patients – no matter what their financial circumstances.”
Donald Phillips, the facilitator at Camphill Wellbeing Trust adds:
“Camphill Wellbeing Trust is now set to grow into its next stage of development. We plan to offer our medical and therapeutic services further afield, throughout the Aberdeen area.
“Anthroposophic healthcare stresses the uniqueness of each individual, promoting health and treating illness by recognising the importance of physical, psychological, spiritual and social wellbeing.
“The combination of the NHS practice and its associated charity has proven effective for many of our patients, especially for people with long-term health conditions, cancer and children with developmental difficulties.”
Among the fundraising initiatives for the work of Camphill Wellbeing Trust is the Blue Door Charity Shop on North Deeside Road in the Bieldside area of Aberdeen.
Located on the Murtle Campus of Camphill School Aberdeen in Bieldside, Camphill Medical Practice also provides the intensive professional care required by the children and adults in six Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire communities for children and adults with learning disabilities and special needs.
Camphill Medical Practice is a former winner of the Innovative Practice Award and the Quality Practice Award, both presented by the Royal College of General Practitioners.