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'Achieving Excellence' by Matthew Syed

'Achieving Excellence' by Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed delivering his 'Achieving Excellence' talk

In remembrance of our late Founder...

To show appreciation and honour to Mr Jerry Gilmore, our late Founder, we had organised an event where the notable Journalist, Matthew Syed, hosted a talk on 'Achieving Excellence' at The Royal Society of Medicine. The talk was followed with a series of questions and answers. We then ended the night by entertaining our guests with drinks and canapés.

Some more pictures from the evening

Two guests in the foyer of The Royal Society of Medicine

Two guests in the foyer of The Royal Society of Medicine

Two guests having a conversation by the foyer

Two guests having a conversation by the foyer

Matthew Syed, with our Surgical Director, Mr Simon Marsh

Matthew Syed, with our Surgical Director, Mr Simon Marsh

Attendees inside the 'Max Rayne' auditorium

Attendees inside the 'Max Rayne' auditorium

Two guests having a drink and conversing

Two guests having a drink and conversing

Two guests networking by the auditorium

Two guests networking by the auditorium

We celebrated 30 years at 108 Harley Street

Harley Street in the 1930s

Harley Street in the 1930s

A medical history

The 108 Harley Street town house was owned and occupied by a number of prominent Londoners and medical professionals. Records date back as far as 1772 to James Lowther, the First Earl of Londsdale.

The first medical occupant was Dr Nathaniel Bishop Harman an Ophthalmic specialist who acquired the house in 1905. In 1945, the house passed to his son John Bishop Harman a Consultant Physician at St Thomas’s Hospital.

How it all began...

In 1990, the original 999-year lease was purchased by the late Mr OJA Gilmore, a Consultant Surgeon at the time at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Having refurbished the lower 3 floors, installing a radiology department and operating theatre, Jerry Gilmore opened the practice on 1st November 1991.

While at St Bartholomew’s Hospital he set up the Barts Breast Unit in 1981. In 1991 he established The London Breast Clinic and The Gilmore Groin & Hernia Clinic, a further six clinics were later established. In 1995, Jerry was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institute of Sports Medicine because of his pioneering work and expertise in treating groin injuries in elite sportsmen and women.

Jerry Gilmore, Founder of 108 Harley Street, retired from clinical practice in 2010.

Mr Jerry Gilmore, Founder of 108 Harley Street

Mr Jerry Gilmore, Founder of 108 Harley Street

The orginals and their journeys at the practice

Soon after Mr Gilmore opened the practice, a few familiar faces joined him. Mr Simon Marsh, Miss Fiona MacNeill and Miss Tena Walters, Consultant Surgeons and now experts in their fields. Back then they were all mentored by Mr Gimore and have so much to say about their time with him and their individual journies here at 108 Harley Street.

We sat down with each of them accompanied with their patients right from along the years.

We start our journey with Mr Simon Marsh, consultant breast surgeon, groin and hernia specialist and our Surgical Director.

He got in talking to Jocelyne who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and was under his care. She talks to us about her brush with Cancer.

We always believe that our patients are a part of our family here at 108 and patients like Jocelyne concur that belief.

It is always a pleasure talking to Lorna who started off as a patient of Mr Gilmore back in the day and had a transfer of care to Miss Tena Walters, Consultant Breast Surgeon.

She talks to us about how she loves coming in to the clinic to have her annual mammogram which is done by the same radiographer year after year. She emphasizes of familiarity with the staff, how she felt comfortable during COVID and what changes she has witnessed over the years.

Finally we meet Maureen. She has been a patient here at 108 Harley Street for almost 20 years under the care of our very own Breast and reconstruction specialist Miss Fiona MacNeill.

They touch base on how cancer treatments have changed over the years. Maureen who strongly disagrees with the common term 'fighting cancer' talks about her own experience with it and her journey out of it at 108 Harley Street.

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