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This document sets out how Alverthorpe Surgery ensures that all patients are able to access timely and appropriate clinical care.


Patients are able to access information, care or treatment by a GP or appropriate member of the practice team in line with their clinical needs.



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Do you or your child have a long term condition?

 

 

Did you know a care plan will help you manage your condition better?

 

 

Please ask at reception for further details.


 

 

NHS Healthchecks 


for 40-74 year olds with no previous long term conditions




MINOR SURGERY AND JOINT INJECTION CLINICS


WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE NOW ABLE TO ONCE AGAIN OFFER MINOR SURGERY 

AND JOINT INJECTIONS FOR SOME CONDITIONS. ANY PATIENTS WHO FEEL THEY HAVE A CONDITION 

THAT MAY REQUIRE EITHER OF THESE TREATMENTS WILL NEED TO BE ASSESSED BY DR BARNSLEY.





What to do when the surgery is closed?

 

The recent Patient Satisfaction Survey highlighted that patients are unsure of what to do out of hours, when the surgery is closed.  The surgery is open from 8 am until 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.  For all other times please call 111.

 

 

NHS 111 is a new free telephone service being introduced nationally to make it easier for people to access local health and social care services when they have an urgent need. In Yorkshire and the Humber, this service will be provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust. It will supersede the NHS Direct telephone service (0845 46 47), and will provide a general number for people to call when their need is urgent but not considered life-threatening (999).


It will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 (366 in a leap year) days a year. Calls from mobiles and landlines are free and the service is intended to respond to people’s health and social care needs when:

 

  • it is not a life-threatening situation, and therefore is less urgent than a 999 call 
  • the patient does not have a GP to call or a GP is not available  
  • the caller feels they cannot wait and is simply unsure of which service they require  
  • the caller requires health information or reassurance about what to do next.

 

 




 

 

GP Net Earnings

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 GP's working in Alverthorpe Surgery in the financial year was £ 38,368  before tax and national insurance. This is for 1 full  time GP and 2 part time GP's who worked in the practice for more than six months

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice are publicised, and the required

disclosure is shown above. 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.