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Publication of GP Net Earnings


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 The Blundellsands Surgery, in the last financial year 2017-18, was 111349.65 pound before tax and National Insurance. This is for 4 full time GPs and 3 part time GPs.

 

CQC report


The CQC carried out their visit at the surgery on Thursday 12th November 2015. The practice were rated as GOOD. Please click on the link below to view the final report.

www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-556236312

 

  Annual re-call for Chronic Diseases


Our practice is looking to update our system to ensure you are invited for one review per year for your conditions. These include diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, COPD, asthma, chronic kidney disease, peripheral arterial  disease and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Our aim is to invite you to attend in your birthday month to act as a reminder for you too. Moving to this system may result in you being invited sooner or later than you expected. If you have any concerns about your review being overdue please contact the surgery.  

If during your review the nurse feels you need to be seen more frequently than annually you will be advised of this during your appointment i.e. those with Diabetes.

If you would like more information on the chronic diseases you are being re-called for, please click on the relevant conditions below.

Asthma             

Chronic Heart Disease (CHD)

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Diabetes Mellitus

Hypertension

Mental Health

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stroke

 

Named GP for all patients

The named GP is largely a role of oversight, with the requirements being introduced to reassure patients they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf.

There is no condition within the requirement for patients to see the named GP when they book an appointment with the practice.

Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements.

 

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74. It will give you and your GP a clearer picture of your health, and help you take action to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. Patients aged between 40 and 74, who have not been diagnosed with the above mentioned conditions will be invited for a check once every five years.

The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health. Aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74, it checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling – but preventable – illnesses.

Think of your NHS Health Check as being your "midlife MOT". It checks that some of your body's most important systems are all running smoothly. Among other things, your blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI will all be checked and your results given to you.

Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems before they do real damage. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.

Your NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing these health problems and give you personalised advice on how to reduce it.

It's free of charge, including any follow-up tests or appointments

What do we offer?

We are offering NHS health Checks at The Blundellsands Surgery to patients aged 40-74 years old. Patients within this age range will be invited for an NHS Health Check once every five years, as long as they don't have an existing vascular condition.

This involves an initial blood test taken at one of the local phlebotomy clinics. Once we have received the blood test results appointment, you will have a 20 minute consultation with a member of our practice nursing team.

The aim of NHS Health Checks is to try to prevent strokes and heart attacks. These are usually caused by atheroma which is a fatty build-up in the blood vessels. There are many ways we can reduce our risk of developing these problems by stopping smoking, eating a healthy diet, reducing salt intake, regular physical activity, keeping your weight and waist size down and drinking alcohol within recommended limits.

More people than ever before are accepting the offer to attend an NHS Health Check according to new figures from Public Health England (PHE).

The figures, published on 28 May 2014, show that in the last year over 1.3 million people have accepted the offer which aims to identify those at risk of serious, but potentially avoidable conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease.

Out of the eligible population, 2,824,726 people across all 152 local authorities in England were offered, and 1,382,864 people have had, an NHS Health Check between April 2013 and April 2014, a 9.5% increase compared to the previous year.

 

Don't Drop Out Of University because of Meningitis

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All 1st year university students, aged between 17-25, currently attending any university who have not received a Men C vaccination as an adult are asked to contact the surgery 0151 924 6464 for a vaccination.

All students at Hope University who have not had a Men C vaccination as an adult are also asked to contact the surgery

 

Food Bank Collection in Surgery



In conjunction with Tesco Foodbank, the surgery is setting up a foodbank in the surgery's reception area. The donated food is sent to a central location where it is sorted and then taken to Waterloo Town Hall, to be distributed locally. GPs, Citizens Advice Bureaux & other organisations provide food vouchers to people and they in turn exchange the vouchers for food parcels at distribution centres.
Many, many thanks in advance to anybody who makes a donation.

We particularly need the following:

  • Long life orange juice

  • Jam

  • Tinned potatoes

  • Tinned meat & fish

  • Instant pasta/rice e.g. Mug Shots

  • Jars of curry or sweet & sour sauce

  • Red & brown sauce

  • Instant mash

  • Biscuits & chocolate biscuits

  • Chocolate bars

  • Sponge puddings