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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)

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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