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New staff to welcome

We are pleased to announce the addition of Tracey and Charlotte to our reception team and Anne to our dispensing team. All the new staff are learning the computer systems and settling in well with an already well trained and capable team.  They will soon become familiar faces to all our patients.

We are also saying Goodbye to Natalie at the end of March 2016, she has been our dispensing apprentice for the last 18 months but is moving onto pastures and adventures new. We wish her great success in her future ventures too.

Statement of Intent regarding IT developments

Please find attached our statement of intent regarding IT developments in the near future.

Statement of intent template Sept 2014

ONLINE SERVICES

We have launched our online services. This means that we can introduce Patient Access. Patient Access is part of Patient.co.uk which provides advice and information to both patients and health care professionals. Patient Access users who own either an iPhone or Android smart phones will be able to use the Patient Access app.  This will enable you to make appointments online to see a GP, update your contact details and also order your repeat prescriptions using the tick box facility instead of listing each medication individually. You will also be able to view your immunisation history, allergies and adverse reactions. Patients are also able to see Detailed Coded information. However, you cannot access this service without registering at the surgery. You will need to complete and application form and provide 2 forms of photographic ID to enable us to issue individual patients with a personalised Registration letter giving log in and identification numbers which will safeguard your confidentiality. You cannot create an account without one.  Please ask at reception for further details.

 

Named Accountable GP

The practice has had a requirement to provide a named GP for the over 75’s since 2014/15, this has now been extended to all patients, including children.

Everyone on the practice list has been contacted to advise you of your named accountable GP, who has overall responsibility for the care and support our practice provides to you. This will not affect your care in any way or prevent you from seeing any of the medical professionals available at the practice.

For new patients, this will be allocated to you on registering with us.

 

GP Earnings 2014-2015

Disclosure of GP Earnings for 2014-15.

Jones and McPherson

GP Earnings 2014/15

NHS England requires 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 earning 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 judgment 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 Dr Jones and McPherson practice in the last financial year was £71,469 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 1 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

 

DISPENSING SERVICES

For the foreseeable future the turn around time has been increased to 48 hours (2 full working days) instead of the usual 24 hours. Repeat medications will be ready after 4pm on the second working day after the request has been made. (Anything received after 4pm is classed as being received on the next day)

Requested                                                          Ready After 4pm

Monday                                                               Wednesday

Tuesday                                                              Thursday

Wednesday                                                        Friday

Thursday                                                            Monday

Friday                                                                   Tuesday

 

Care.Data

There is a national campaign underway regarding the sharing of your medical information. The NHS has given permission to Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to extract your confidential information from Gp practices and hospitals. Information such as your Postcode, Date of Birth and your NHS Number, but not your name, will be extracted. This information can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure the NHS provides the best care possible.

Do you have a choice? Yes you do. If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared either outside your GP practice or outside of Hospitals, please complete the OPT-OUT form, which is available from reception.

If you are happy for your information to be shared you do not need to do anything.

Please ask at reception for further details.