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**** Due to the adverse weather conditions and staff being unable to travel to the surgery, if you find you are struggling to get in contact with us please contact or message us on Facebook

**** We are now offering group consultations for patients with long term conditions such as asthma and COPD. If you would like further information please call into the surgery and speak to our group consultations facilitator. 


**** From 1st December Middle Chare Surgery will be opening on a Saturday morning from 08.00am - 11.30am instead of a Monday evening. There will be GP and Nurse appointments available.


People with dementia want to feel confident and comfortable doing the things that are important to them, in their community. We as a practice have registered to become Dementia Friends and are encouraging our staff, colleagues and volunteers to become Dementia Friends also, you'll be making a huge difference to people affected by dementia.

Patient Online Service


This practice offers the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from 1st March 2016.


This practice currently offers the facility for patients:

  • to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
  • to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances
  • to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient
  • to view all detailed coded records 

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group.


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 £54,293 before Tax and National insurance. This is for three full time GPs, two part time GPs, one salaried GP and two long term locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.





GP Registrar


We are now a training Practice. Which means that we train fully-qualified doctors, who have completed their 4 years of training in hospital medicine, to develop their skills in general practice.  We usually have at least one GP Registrar and you may be offered an appointment with him/her at the surgery.



Our current GP Registrar is Dr Philip Pettit




GP Training  




  What does this mean?


It means we are officially approved to teach and train GPs, Nurses and Medical Students.


  Why become a training practice?


By fulfilling the criteria needed and incorporating this into the way we work we expect to improve and maintain a higher standard of care for our patients.


  How did we achieve this?


For The Surgery


The practice is examined to ensure that it provides an appropriate learning environment. It must provide a good example both of clinical care and of management. The infrastructure must be sound, the records of high quality and the team committed to learning. The surgery achieved this accreditation in 2013.


  The Trainer


The trainer is examined independently to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge of practice and of education, skills appropriate to one-to-one teaching and educational management, and attitudes supportive of learning. Dr Leese is the trainer in the surgery.


  How are these standards maintained?


Every 2-3  years the practice is visited and inspected by a team of representatives from the Deanery who review the practice and interview the staff to ensure standards are being maintained. There is also feedback from the GPs who have been trained at the practice. Dr Leese is also formally assessed during this visit. 


What is a GP Registrar?


This is a qualified doctor who has decided to embark on a career in general practice, much like a surgeon or physician in the hospital. Like these doctors part of their training involves them spending a total of 18 months working at a teaching practice. This is usually divided into a 6 month and 12 month attachment. 


How much experience do they have?


By the time you see a GP registrar they will have spent at least 5 years at medical school to qualify as a doctor. Then they will have done 2 years working in hospitals (previously known as “house jobs”. They will then start a 3 year training program to become a GP, during which they will spend 18 months in a training practice. Often the GP Registrar will have more up to date knowledge on hospital treatment and service than we do as they have just come from a hospital job. So by the time you see this doctor they may well have been working as a doctor for 4 years. 


Why do they have to ask other GPs in the practice for advice?


There is a vast difference in the range and types of clinical cases and patients seen in general practice compared to hospital medicine. In a surgical job at the hospital a doctor will only see surgical cases every day, in general practice an average surgery may consist of a general medical case, then an ill child, then patient with a skin rash then a patient with depression etc. So there is a wide variety which can be quite challenging when you start in general practice. The GP registrars are encouraged to ask for help whenever they want for your safety and benefit so please be patient, one day these doctors will also be competent GPs!






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