Covid-19 travel advice. ( How to prove your vaccine status)
From 17 May international travel will be permitted to a limited number of countries and in some cases proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required. The mechanism for proving your vaccine status is through the NHS app. For those who cannot access the NHS app you can request written proof that you have received your Covid-19 vaccination by contacting the NHS on 119. Please do not contact your GP practice. You can find out more at:
Statement of Intent regarding IT developments
Please find attached our statement of intent regarding IT developments in the near future.
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 2019/20
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 Drs Jones and McPherson practice in the last financial year was £80,032 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 month.
The turn around time for dispensed items is 72 hours (3 full working days). Repeat medications will be ready after 4pm on the third 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
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.