Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice if you’ve visited or travelled through mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand and have symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath within 2 weeks of returning, or if you have symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath after being in contact with someone with a confirmed case of coronavirus.
Please call NHS 111 instead.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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 £52,150 before Tax and National insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs, 3 part time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
Primary Care Navigators (PCNs) are highly trained and experienced members of our Practice staff. They can guide patients to local community groups, services and organisations for support, particularly when you don’t know where else to turn and who to ask. PCNs know many of the people involved with local groups and can help find activities that suit your interests. They can help you to speak to the right people to solve problems with benefits, social services and help around your home, and can also help with housing and repairs.
One of our doctors or nurses may recommend you speak to a Primary Care Navigator or you can simply ask at reception to speak to Pauline or Sharon.
Also see information regarding the forthcoming Care Navigators roadshow HERE