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CQC inspection

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Avisford Medical Group    Requires Improvement

CQC carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Avisford Medical Group on 20 April 2018. Overall the practice is rated as requires improvement.

Despite an increased demand for appointments whilst enduring unprecedented shortages of key clinical staff, we had allowed our usually-high standards to slip since our previous inspection in 2016. There were also some premises safety regulation issues which are already being addressed as part of a programme of change and improvement. We aim to attain the required levels of safety and effectiveness within the next few months.

Detailed reports can be accessed from the CQC Website. These are also displayed at both the surgeries as required by CQC regulation.

Your named GP

All patients of the Practice now have a named GP. This GP will not necessarily be the GP that you need to see when you visit the Practice although we strongly recommend that, subject to availability, patients try to consult with the same GP when arranging follow-up appointments for a specific condition. If you do not have a regular (or usual GP) the named GP will be a useful point of contact for you. Please ask at Reception to learn who is your named GP and, if you don’t agree with our choice, please ask for it to be changed

Partnership changes at Avisford

Since the retirement of Dr Andrew Foulkes and Dr Peter Speer in 2016, Dr Tej Bansil and Dr Mark Sidney are now joint GP Partners.

Drs Bansil & Sidney are ably supported by Dr Sam Shepperd (now back from maternity leave), Dr Oliver Middleton, Dr Victoria Beattie, Dr Heather Beaumont (currently on maternity leave) and our newest recruit, Dr Katarzyna Lisowski. Dr Foulkes, Dr Speer and Dr David Peters also help us out in our times of need.

The Practice also has Tania Ladbrook, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Ronnie Redstone, a Paramedic Practitioner - to complement its Nursing Team. 

Register for the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

It is now the Practice's intention to process the vast majority of prescriptions electronically. In most cases, we still need 48 hours to process repeat requests but, once signed/authorised, they can be instantly accessible by your chosen pharmacy - and all prescriptions are trackable (unlike paper prescriptions). If you haven't already done so, please let us know your nominated pharmacy - it can be local or, for example, near to where you may work.

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GP Remuneration 2016-17

Monday, 5th March 2018

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 Avisford Medical Group in the last financial year (2016-17) was £58,606 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full-time GPs and 7 part-time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months. It is a national contractual requirement to provide these details on the website. 

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