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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.

We would like to welcome the new partner of the practice Dr Allen. Dr Jones has been doing locum work at the surgery but has now left the practice (updated Nov 2018). We would like to wish him all the best in the future.

BOOK YOUR FLU VACCINATION NOW!!

DNA's (did not attend)

A total of 89 appointments were wasted in NOVEMBER through patients failing to attend their booked appointments. This equates to 16 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)

Closure of Pattingham Branch Surgery

 

Due to circumstances entirely beyond our control, it is with regret that we must vacate and therefore cease to deliver General Medical Services from our Pattingham Branch Surgery located at 9 Wolverhampton Road, Pattingham, Wolverhampton, WV6 7AF with effect from Monday 19th February 2018. 

 

As you may well be aware the Practice have been pursuing the possible redevelopment of the Pattingham premises for some time. Regrettably, because of changing priorities and resources within the NHS, this has not been possible at the current time.  

 

There are huge changes underway in the NHS and we are all having to find new ways of working and providing services to our patients. We are committed to maintaining our high standard of service to our patients and are confident that we can comprehensively provide General Medical Services for all of our Pattingham patients at the Claverley Practice, located at Spicers Close, Claverley, Wolverhampton, WV5 7BY. The telephone number for the Claverley Practice is 01746 710223.   

  

We understand that some patients will have concerns, however, the Claverley Surgery is more equipped, has more services available and has more staff-offering a concentrated and comprehensive service to patients.

 

We do however acknowledge and understand that a number of patients will not want to travel to Claverley and will therefore want to consider registering at a more conveniently located GP practice. If you do want to consider an alternative practice, to assist you, we have supplied overleaf details of alternative local practices.  Further details regarding local GP practices can be accessed via the NHS Choices website, the address is www.nhs.uk.

 

The Practice will be starting a streamlined prescription ordering and free home delivery service, available initially to patients from Pattingham who have difficulties collecting from Claverley and we have had several offers of assistance from local volunteers in establishing the scheme. This will make the process of obtaining repeat prescriptions easier for patients.

We are open to offers of transport and parking solutions for patients as we realise that this may be of concern. We remind patients that home visiting is only for housebound patients as the Practice would be unable to accommodate a large increase in home visiting.

The Claverley Surgery will be open every Wednesday afternoon and delivering more “surgeries”, and in the future will offer longer hours.

There will no doubt be a period where we all get used to these changes and some further adjustments to enable them to work smoothly and effectively and we ask for your understanding and help in this.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Where will we park while visiting Claverley Surgery?

A: We recognise the parking in Claverley is tight, however the Plough public house on the high street has always allowed patients to park on their car park.

Q: Will there be longer waiting times to get an appointment?

A: Claverley Surgery will have additional clinical sessions and will be open on Wednesday afternoons.

Q: I live in Pattingham, how will I get my repeat prescription?

A: Repeat prescriptions will automatically be reproduced for those not using patient access and can be delivered if you sign up to our FREE home delivery service (please ask reception for a form)

Q: Could the Surgery not have been moved to another premises?

A: As you may well be aware the practice has been pursuing the possible redevelopment of the Pattingham branch surgery for some time. Regrettably, because of changing priorities and resources within the NHS this has not been possible at the current time. Consideration has been given to moving premises, a new build and even a portable building.

 



 
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