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  King Edward’s Medical Centre
  King Edward’s Road, Barking,
Essex IG11 7TB
Telephone: 020-8594-2988
Fax: 020-8594-2184

History of Practice

This practice has been serving the community for the last hundred years. It was a well known feature that the first GPs, would do there visits on horseback!! The previous GPS included Dr Pierce, Dr Samuels, Dr Lewis, Dr Vyas, Dr K John. Currently the GPs are Dr A John, and Dr J John, and Dr R Isanedighi, and various permanent locums.

In 1998 the practice under the direction and vision of Dr K John with the support of the local PCT,was refurbished and restructured into a modern day,fully equipped purpose built surgery offering the services we have now. Dr K John also dedicated his time and effort to provide new services for his patients which were not offered before at that time.

We hope to continue his vision and standards that he brought to the practice, and strive to continually improve.

Practice and staff awards:

These awards have been given to the individual staff members and to the practice as a whole. We congratulate them for their dedication and hardwork.

1999- Barking and Dagenham Council award for services to the community to Dr K John

2007- Barking and Dagenham PCT Award for GP Practice Innovator to Dr J John

2010- National Autistic Society ‘ Happiness Hero Award ’ to Dr J John

Whats the history of Barking?

Barking, called in some records Berking, Berckingas, Berekingum, etc, is supposed to have had its name from Burgh-ing, a fortification in the meadow, Barking in the Domesday Survey, is called "Burchingas". Of the place little or nothing is known until the foundation of the abbey It was a market and fishing town, and station on the London, Tilbury, and Southend Railway. Barking derived its importance from the great and rich abbey of Benedictine nuns, built in 677 by St Erkenwald, Bishop of London, and of which St Ethelburga was first abbess. The abbess was a baroness, and kept great. Barking was an important fishing town, this being the chief fishing town near London, and employing many people witha large number of boats or smacks, which have wells to keep the fish alive for the London market. In a field about a quarter of a mile north of Barking are some considerable entrenchments, considered to be remains of a Roman camp. Eastbury House, about 1 mile from Barking, is an old brick building, in which, according to tradition, some of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators held meetings

History of Barking

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