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GP Publication of Earnings

Report for Publication:
NHS England require 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 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 makeany 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 Hereward Group Practice during the year ended 31st March 2018 was £ 73,665
before tax and national insurance. This is for 1 full time GPs and 8 part time GPs
who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

We will be changing the clinical system that we use for patient notes within the practice. The new system will go live on the 16th May 2019.

We are trying to minimise disruption to our patients, however, it is inevitable this could affect the normal smooth running of the surgery and would ask patients for their patience and understanding during the transition period.

We apologise in advance for any disruptions caused by this.

We will be using clinical system “systmone” which allows integrated care with other healthcare organisations who also use the system, such as hospitals and district nurses, to help improve communication between professionals and therefore improve patient care.

Repeat Prescriptions

We will be issuing 2 months’ worth of repeat prescriptions from the 3rd April 2019 until the 3rd May 2019 to ensure patients have access to their medication during this transition. We will manage this process and you do not need to do anything, just collect your prescription in the normal way.

Appointments 

During the transition period from Tuesday 9th May until Monday 20th May it is not possible to provide, chronic disease clinics such as Diabetes, COPD, Asthma etc. Please can we ask you be mindful to book routine/ non- urgent appointments outside this time frame. 

Online Services

If you book appointments or order repeat prescriptions via our online facility this service will cease in its current form at the end of April 2019. We will need to re-register patients to have access via the new system, issue new log-on and passwords. This will take us a little time and will endeavour to have this done as soon as possible in June, please bear with us whilst this is done. Can we ask you contact us on e-mail address SLCCG.c83035@nhs.net stating your full details and requesting that we send you, your new username and password. We can then send this through to your e-mail address with your consent. If you would prefer you can come into reception and ask them for your new details to be printed.   

Blood results

During the transition period (9th – 16th May) we will be only taking urgent blood samples. Any abnormal results sent to us by the pathology department will be actioned daily by our duty doctor. Any normal results will not be received at the surgery during this time. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please do contact us if you have any questions and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding whilst we make these changes.

 

 

Around now, local eligible female patients will be receiving invites for breast screening taking place between April and May in Bourne.

A screening mammogram is an x-ray of the breasts for women who have not noticed any symptoms or changes in their breasts. Screening mammograms usually involve two x-ray pictures of each breast.

The x-ray pictures can find cancers as small as a grain of rice before you or your doctor can feel any changes in your breasts.

When breast cancer is found early, most women will get better and get back to their normal lives.

This is because breast cancer treatment works best when the cancer is still small and has not spread outside the breast to other parts of the body.

If your cancer is picked up by Breast Screening you are almost half as likely to need a mastectomy. 

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