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Middle Chare SurgeryTel: 0191 5947654
Woodlands SurgeryTel: 0191 5947654
**** Changes to repeat prescription ordering - please read below
Changes to Repeat Prescription Ordering
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 £59,933 before Tax and National insurance. This is for 1 full time GP, 3 part time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
Prior to your medical, you will need to complete the new patient questionnaire. Bring your medical card or ask for a registration form. Your completed registration form or medical card will be sent to the Primary Care Trust.
You will then receive by post a new medical card to confirm acceptance.
These are run by the Practice Nurse. Children who are behind with vaccinations should catch up as soon as possible. We feel it is very important to ensure that all children are vaccinated against potentially serious illnesses.
Comprehensive confidential advice is available during normal surgery times. Prescription for oral contraceptives (“the Pill” or “the Morning After Pill”) can be given. Intra-uterine devices and Contraceptive Implants can also be fitted.
These clinics are held with the Midwife, at the following times:
We have facilities for removing small lumps etc which would normally be done at hospital. Operations are performed under a local anaesthetic in an equipped treatment room at Middle Chare Surgery.
Middle Chare & Woodlands patients - As a new service patients can self refer to this service, please ask reception staff for a form.
Middle Chare & Woodlands patients - Available at Middle Chare Surgery.
Both sites - weekly clinic by appointment with a specially trained practice nurse. She offers support and advice to anyone wishing to stop smoking. Free nicotine replacement therapy and/or drug therapy may be available for patients who are eligible.
Middle Chare & Woodlands patients - Available at Middle Chare Surgery to avoid hospital attendance.
Both sites - The practice is continually promoting good health. Questionnaires will often be offered to patients. The Practice Nurse will see anyone who wants to attend.
Both sites - These can be carried out by either the qualified Practice Nurse or a Doctor. We follow the local policy of recommending a repeat smear every three - five years depending on age, until the age of 65 years, unless you have had a hysterectomy for a benign condition. You will be offered a smear once you reach the age of 25 years. If the cytologist recommends repeating the smear more often, you will be called at intervals appropriate to you. You can opt out of this service, if you wish to do so, contact the surgery as you will need to sign a number of forms.
Middle Chare & Woodlands patients - A dietician is also available for diabetic patients referred by the Doctor. Appointments only. Located at Middle Chare Surgery.
Both sites - Weight Control Clinics by appointment with the Health Care Assistant. All aspects of a healthy diet and lifestyle affecting weight problems may be discussed. A 12 week supported course is available.
Routine protection against tetanus is advised for all patients. All travel immunisations, except yellow fever, are available within the practice. Depending what travel immunisation is required you may be charged as not all are free under the NHS.
Influenza and pneumococcal immunisations are available from October until December for those patients aged over 65 years of age and anyone with heart and lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and residential homes. On occasions the guidance on who may have these immunisation changes, please ask at reception if you are unsure.
Please call after 1:00pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
Medical examinations for special purposes e.g. pre-employment, fitness for certain sports, HGV, taxi medicals etc are done outside consulting hours. These examinations can be arranged through the reception staff and a fee will be charged.
Middle Chare & Woodlands Surgery:
District Nurses - 0191 3332666
Health Visitor - 03000261547
Out of Hours - 111
IMPACT will provide a resource and ease of access to information about social opportunities which can contribute to the improvement of people's mental and physical health and wellbeing. IMPACT is for all health professionals, as well as the public.
Visit Impact at www.impact.cdd.nhs.uk to view the services and activities that potential users can be signposted to
If you are planning a trip abroad, you should see your practice nurse, at least 8 weeks before you go. This will give you adequate time to discuss any vaccinations that you might need.
The vaccinations you need will depend on:
If you are pregnant, you should not be given any unnecessary vaccination. Talk to your nurse who will be able to advise you about the best course of treatment.
As well as having vaccinations for common diseases in the country that you are travellin to, you should make sure that you are up-to-date with your booster jabs, such as tetanus.
We provide some travel vaccinations for free. These are:
You will need to pay for most other vaccinations. We will charge you for the vaccine and an administration fee or if you prefer you can obtain them at a special travel clinic. They include:
Some of the vaccinations need to be given in more than one dose, which may mean you will have to return to the surgery, or travel clinic, more than once. Contact the surgery for an up-to-date price list.
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. N. Madukwe
BEING A TEACHING PRACTICE
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 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!
The CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
On the front page of this website you will find the link to our latest CQC Report.
A carer is a person who looks after a relative, friend or neighbour who is finding life difficult to manage without help. This may be because of illness, disability or old age. The time spent caring ranges from a few hours per week to 24-hour attention.What problems does this bring the carer?
Some or all of the following may be useful to contact:
How can a carer help himself or herself? In general, increasing the opportunities for self care. This may take the following forms:
Useful sources of information:
Carers National Association 20/25 Glasshouse Yard LondonEC1A 4JS Carer’s line tel: 0345 573369 (10.00 - 5.00 p.m. weekdays) FAX: 020 7490 8824 Website: www.carersuk.demon.co.uk
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