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We are still open and available for urgent matters, Childhood immunisations, smears and more.

Antibody Tests for Covid-19: Click on latest news for more info

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Following Government guidelines ALL patients visiting the practice will be asked to wear a face covering. If you present at the practice without a face covering we will have to send you away .

Face coverings are not only to protect yourself but also the safety of other patients as well as our Doctors, Nurses & other staff members.

We thought this handy government link on ways you can make your own face coverings would be helpful; they don’t have to be a surgical masks.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support during this time

Stay Safe.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW OR CONTINUOUS COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE or THE LOSS OR CHANGE OF SMELL OR TASTE, PLEASE SELF ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS. ALSO GET TESTED, CLICK THIS LINK: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

IF ANYONE WHO LIVES IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD DISPLAYS ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS THEN YOU MUST ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR GP ONLY IF YOU HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR CHEST PAIN .

If you have serious symptoms that you cannot manage at home, please use NHS 111 online (Please only call NHS 111 if you cannot get online).

After 7 days of self-isolation, if you feel better and no longer have a high temperature you can return to your normal routine. If you have not had any signs of improvement after 7 days and have not already sought medical advice, you should use NHS111 online (you should only call NHS111 if you cannot get online) before you leave your home or let visitors in.

Cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean that you must continue to stay at home for more than 7 days.

Extended Hours

Patient Access: When you request to book appointments online a print off with your log in details is generated and left for collection at the front desk. If you haven't received your log in details yet, why not ask the receptionist when you next visit the surgery!

GP Net Earnings

PUBLICATION OF EARNINGS

It is a contractual requirement for practices to publish their mean average earnings for 2018/19. Practices must;

  •           Publish details on their website by 31 March 2020.
  •           If asked this must also be available in paper copy or you can show the patient the information posted on the website.

The calculation excludes certain types of income and the rules are complex and open to interpretation. 

Full time GP’s are defined in the guidance as working eight sessions or more. The number of GP’s includes salaried GP’s and locums who worked full or part time for 6 months or more.

 

The required disclosure for your practice 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 for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Garden Lane Medical Centre  in the last financial year was £48,186  before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP and 7 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

 
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