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Claverley surgery is now taking part in "GP First Extended Access". We now offer appointments outside of our usual opening hours. We are working alongside other surgeries in the surrounding areas that our patients can attend with a pre-booked appointment. See extended access tab on the right of the webpage for more details.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR FLU CLINICS-COMING SOON !!

DNA's (did not attend)

A total of 58 appointments were wasted in AUGUST through patients failing to attend their booked appointments. This equates to 11 hours of wasted Doctors time. If you know you cannot attend your appointment please ring up to cancel it.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS SENT TO US. IF YOU WISH TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US PLEASE TELEPHONE THE SURGERY ON 01746 710223 AND SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM! THANK YOU.

For test results please  phone the surgery after 2pm.

For medication queries please phone after 11am.

28 Day Repeat Prescribing

A 28 day repeat prescribing interval is recognised by the NHS as making the best possible balance between patient convenience, good medical practice and minimal drug wastage. Prescribing for shorter periods has been widely promoted across England. Research by the National Audit Office in 2007 has shown home and excess medicine stock values for patients prescribed a 28 day supply of a medicine to be one third less than those for patients receiving prescriptions to cover 56 days. In addition, a Bradford University Study concluded that the NHS cost of prescriptions issued for 56 days’ supply is greater than those for 28 days.

 

From 1st April 2017 the NHS Prescription Charge is £8.80

 

The NHS prescription charge is a contribution to the NHS; it is not a payment to the surgery or its dispensary and is not related to the cost of your medicines(s).

If you need 4 or more prescriptions in three months or 13 or more prescriptions a year, you could save money with a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.

We actively encourage our patients to consider this as it covers any prescription during this period of time, eg one off antibiotic prescriptions or creams etc. in addition to any regular repeat prescriptions.

Ask a member of the dispensary team for more details or visit www.nhs.uk/healthcosts

 

Average GP Earnings for 2014-2015

 

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 at Claverley Medical Practice in the last financial year was £53,905 before tax and National Insurance.

 

This is for 1 full time GP, 3 part time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.

 

NAMED GP   

All of our patients now have an allocated NAMED GP.  This is a national requirement from NHS England. Dr Peter Jones is the named GP for all patients registered with Claverley & Pattingham Surgery. Patients can still choose which GP they see at the surgery.

 The Practice now provides FREE SMS Text message reminders for appointments - please check that we have your correct mobile number (We do not send any patient identifiable information)

Statement of Intent - published 30 September 2014

111 GP OUT OF HOURS

The goverment has launched an out of hours service.

If you require medical assistance out of hours you will ring 111.

If you ring the surgery number 01746 710223 you will hear a message asking you to ring 111 (this is a free call)

Nurses’ Clinics

  • Nurse_BPClaverley Surgery:
    Monday to Friday

At Claverley, in addition to their clinic duties, the nurses are available for consultation for minor ailments, dressings, removal of stitches, travel advice and immunisations, ear syringing or anything you wish to discuss with them.

Additional clinics are also available for the following: control of diabetes, asthma, respiratory care (COPD), child health surveillance and childhood immunisations.

Phlebotomist Clinics

Blood test appointments can be made with our phlebotomist on a Tuesday afternoon or Thursday morning.

glucose_readingDiabetes Clinic

Patients with diabetes are seen by the nurse, ideally on a Tuesday or Thursday. However, patients with the condition should also be seen once a year for an annual review with the doctor, in conjunction with the nurse. Usually patients will require a double appointment with the practice nurse, so please inform the receptionist at the time of making your appointment.

Health Surveillance and New Patient Registration Checks

lady_counsellingOur practice sisters together with our health care assistant are able to offer a health screening service which includes checking blood pressure, urine, height, weight, lifestyle, exercise habits and family history in order to assess your general health and offer advice where necessary. We request that all new patients participate in this offer and recommend a routine repeat every three years.

Cervical smear tests are advised every three years for women aged 25 to the age of 65 years and are carried out by any of our practice nurses. When you attend for your cervical smear please bring along a specimen of urine for routine testing.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Clinic

Any patient with a heart condition will be reviewed annually in a nurse-led clinic, in order to monitor symptoms and medication.

Older Person’s Medication Review (over 75s).

All patients over the age of 75 are invited to attend the doctor or nurse for a medication review.

Minor Surgery

Minor operations are carried out by any of the doctors at the surgery by appointment.

asthma_inhaler2Asthma Clinic

Monitoring and treatment of all patients with asthma is carried out by the practice nurse in conjunction with the doctors. All patients receiving treatment for asthma, or symptomatic, should be seen annually by the nurse.

Respiratory Care (COPD) Clinic

We have a nurse specialist in respiratory care. These are called COPD clinics and are held weekly to include lung function testing and further management of respiratory problems.

vaccination2Child Health Surveillance

The doctors offer growth and development checks for children under five, including screening tests for hearing and vision via the health visitor. These are normally performed at six weeks. Appointments are arranged by telephoning the surgery.

Maternity Surveillance

Antenatal patients are routinely seen at regular intervals throughout their pregnancy during normal surgery hours by appointment. Postnatal examinations are carried out by the practice nurse together with the baby examination which is carried out by the doctor.

Childhood Vaccination Clinic

Please telephone the surgery for an appointment with the nurse.

We prefer children to be vaccinated at Claverley surgery where possible and would be pleased to discuss any queries or anxieties you may have regarding vaccination.

 
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