THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

We appreciate this is a worrying time. We are needing to make some changes to the way we deliver services. By doing this we hope to be able to deal with urgent issues promptly and keep our patients, staff and visitors safe and well. 

Our staff team are doing an amazing job in very difficult circumstances, working longer hours, taking on unexpected roles and  most of all staying positive and committed to providing the best patient care we can. 

Thank you to all of our suppliers and pharmacies for all of their help keeping us stocked.

Thank you to all of our patients for your understanding.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL BE DEALT WITH BY TELEPHONE. IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN AT THE PRACTICE ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE.

IT IS ESSENTIAL YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE A TEMPERATURE,  A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE IN SELF ISOLATION.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

GENERAL ADVICE ON CORONAVIRUS IS AVAILABLE ON https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Reduced appointment availability for Dr Caroline Sprake

Dr Sprake is reducing her availability slightly during December – March. She will be doing some service improvement work on the care of patients with long term conditions.

FLU CLINICS

We now have limited supplies of Flu vaccines. If you are 65 years and over or in an at risk group please contact the practice on 2665246 to make an appointment.

Please see Flu section (Services) for further information.

 

Nadia Salim – Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Nadia works as part of the GP team. Advanced Clinical Practitioners can assess, treat and prescribe for a very wide range of problems and conditions.

This role enables the GP team to improve care for our patients, providing appointments to treat acute problems.

Please be assured that if our reception team ask you for information about why you need to be seen, this is confidential and is only used to help make you an appointment with the most appropriate health care professional.

Improving Access to Screening Services for People with a Learning Disability

Some people (such as those with Learning Disabilities) need additional support to access the national screening services such as those for bowel and breast cancer.

Screening is a way of finding and treating changes in your body before they turn into something serious like cancer. 

We want to make sure that you have the information you need to choose if you want to join in with the screening programs.

Your GP will send information about you to the screening programme, so they can offer to help you understand about screening. 

If you want to know more about this, please ask your GP or Practice Manager

Repeat Dispensing –

If you use the same medication regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing. This would reduce how often you need to order your prescription. If you would like to see if you can use this service please contact the practice and ask to speak to Sam or Kelly,

NHS Business Services are providing the practice with NHS numbers for patients who may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing.  This information is obtained from looking at NHS prescriptions. If we think you could benefit from this service, we will contact you to see if you would like to use it. If you would prefer to stay with your usual system for ordering prescriptions that will be fine.

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

If you would like your prescription to go directly to a pharmacy of your choice please let us know.

You can then order your prescription and collect the medication directly from the pharmacy.

Currently we cannot send Controlled Drugs electronically. It is hoped that this will change in the very near future.

Updated Fair Processing and Privacy Notice

Being transparent and providing accessible information to patients about how we will use your personal information is a key element of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Please see our updated policy HERE

GP Net Earnings

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in this practice in the last full financial year was £43,403 before Tax and National insurance. This is for three full time GPs, three part time GPs and two locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

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