About Us


The practice was started by Dr MacFadyean (senior) in 1922 before the introduction of the NHS in 1948, from the present premises, 74 Herne Hill, which was his family home. There are still many patients who remember consulting with him at that time in these premises. Drs Anderson and Byrne later joined him in practice in 1948.

On his retirement, his son, Dr Michael MacFadyean, who had previously practiced in Tulse Hill, joined the practice, which had moved to 68 Herne Hill, when 74 was bombed during the war. Dr MacFadyean ran the business side, of the practice until his retirement in the mid 1985 by which time there were four partners, progressively increased to the present six between 1987 and 2000. Dr Anderson retired in 1988 after 40 years with the practice. The first female doctor joined the practice in 1985.

The lease ran out on 68 Herne Hill in 1985, so the practice needed to find a new home. Dr MacFadyean wanted to continue the link with his family and for the practice to have a permanent home after his retirement. His family subsequently sold 74 Herne Hill to the practice and a cost rent conversion was completed in March 1985. Improvements were made to the building in 1989, and the entire premises were refurbished and extended in 1998. The Addition of a lift in 2007 made the premises accessible to disabled patients.

Accessibility Needs

We want to get better at communicating with our patients and ensure you can read and understand the information we send you.

If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please complete our Accessibility Needs Form below.


 Disability Access

 Accessibility Needs Form

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image of some of the staff at Herne Hill Group Practice

See Our Reviews

We encourage our patients to let us know about their positive experiences at our practice. If you'd like to leave a review, please do so on the NHS website:

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You can see what other patients have said about us:

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Alternatively, if you've had a bad experience we'd also like to know. Please contact us and let us know how we can improve.

Get Involved

Patient Participation Group

We are interested in hearing your views about the surgery, how well we are doing and how we may be able to improve the services we offer you – we can only do this with your help. You can find out more here

Friends and Family Test

We welcome feedback to tell us what we are doing right and what we can improve. Take the Friends and Family Test

Training Practice

Registrar Training
We are a training practice and you may be offered an appointment with a GP registrar. These doctors are fully qualified and are completing their specialist training as a GP at Herne Hill Group Practice before finding their own practice.

As part of this we occasionally make video recordings of consultations. This is only done with the patient’s permission, and is used for training purposes only. All recordings remain strictly confidential and are only shared with their GP tutor. If you do not wish your consultation to be recorded, please inform us.

Medical Students
On occasion, you may be asked to see the doctor or nurse in the presence of a student doctor as seeing patients and our team at work is important for their training. These are doctors who have not yet fully qualified and need to spend time observing General Practice as part of their education. We will inform you before your appointment and obtain your consent if a student is present. You may of course always see the doctor or nurse in private if you prefer.

Medical Reception & Administration Students
To support Lambeth Colledge’s NVQ course in Medical Reception and Administration, we have students on work placement here as part of their course. We appreciate your understanding in the learning phase of their time with us when they may have to ask for advice from the more experienced staff while assisting you.

GP Patient Survey

The GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over two million people across England. The results show how people feel about their GP practice. 


Our overall CQC Rating was:  GOOD

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) makes sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care and encourages them to make improvements where possible.