Accessible Information Standard
Under the Accessible Information Standard, we are obliged to ask patients if they have any communication/information needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss that the practice should be made aware of and, if so, what those needs are. If you would like us to be informed of any communication/information needs that you may have, please let us know.
Disclosure of Earnings
The average pay for GPs working in The Barn Surgery in the last financial year was £84,394 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full-time GP and 2 part-time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
“NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice are publicised by 31 March 2020 at the latest. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method of 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 for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.
These figures have been calculated using BMA and LMC guidance.
To provide high quality locally delivered care to our patients through appropriate treatment, health promotion and education.
Use of Patients’ Personal Health Information
The Practice will take all reasonable care to protect both the physical security of information technology and the data contained within it. Please tell the doctor if you would prefer us not to do this for you and we will send a letter instead. Information is accessed on a ‘need to know’ basis in order to provide medical services. Other access is only permitted with the patient’s written consent.
Patients’ Rights & Responsibilities
Patients Have a Right to:
- To be seen by a GP of your choice, though this may not be the earliest available appointment with any doctor.
- Be offered a health check questionnaire on joining the Practice.
- Receive emergency care at any time (this may include care from other agencies when the surgery is closed).
- Receive appropriate drugs and medicines.
- Be referred for a specialist second opinion if the GP agrees.
- View their medical records, subject to the Acts, and to know that those working for the NHS are under a legal obligation to keep the contents confidential.
- To be seen by a GP within 48 hours and a healthcare professional within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).
- Be courteous to our staff at all times. Violent or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in the patient’s removal from the Practice List.
- Everyone should have respect for race, gender and disability.
- To attend appointments on time or give adequate notice to cancel; someone else could use the appointment.
- Remember that an appointment is for one person only and to discuss one condition.
- To make the best use of nursing and medical time – home visits should be medically justifiable and not requested for social convenience.
- Give 2 working days’ notice for repeat prescriptions, to allow for accurate prescribing and 4 working days if the prescription is to be sent directly to a pharmacy.
- Request out-of-hours calls (evening, nights and weekends) only if they are felt to be truly necessary.