Miscellaneous Items


Finance

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (ie. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

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.

The average pay for GPs working in Park Parade Surgery in the last financial year was £66,556 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs.

From June 2015 all patients registered with the practice will have been given a named accountable GP.  This is a contractual requirement but patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.  A named accountable GP takes responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services for their patients and ensures they are delivered.  If you wish to know who your named GP is you can ask a member of the reception team.

What happens when you are referred to a specialist?

This new leaflet produced by NHS England, BMA and NAPP is to be given to patients who are referred to a specialist.

Are you drinking enough?

Check the colour of your urine against this colour chart to see if you’re drinking enough fluids throughout the day.