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Enhanced Access Patient Survey

We are currently gathering our patients views on offering extended opening hours of the GP Practice as part of a new initiative by NHS England.  We would welcome your views on this initiative and have created a survey for patients to respond by following the link below:

https://forms.office.com/r/j0RhFPD6N4

Practice Training Date

Our practice will be closed from 12.30 for staff training on Thursday 28th April

For urgent medical attention during this time please call 01903 444980

For non-urgent assistance with medication or minor illness, please contact your local pharmacist. If the matter is not critical, please call back over the coming days to allow time for urgent cases to be dealt with as a priority. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

NHS Covid Pass/Recovery Certificates

More information can be found at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/get-digital-covid-pass/ or call 119 and option 3 or click here to apply online.

Chichester Social Prescribing

If you are worried about a financial or housing situation, feeling lonely or isolated, needing practical or emotional support or wanting to make some lifestyle changes, why not consider speaking to a member of our friendly Chichester Social Prescribing team.  You can be referred to this service by the GP, but you can also refer yourself using their on-line self referral form available on:

Chichester Social Prescribing

If you require any support in completing the on-line form, please telephone the Wellbeing Team on 01243 521041.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research Purposes

Purpose: Patients personal confidential data will be extracted and shared with NHS Digital in order to support vital health and care planning and research. Further information can be found here

Patients may opt out of having their information shared for Planning or Research by applying a National Data Opt Out or a Type 1 Opt Out.  Type 1 Opt Out means that your records will not be shared outside of your GP PRactice except for your own care.  If you wish to have a Type 1 Opt Out, download and complete the attached form and drop it of at your GP Practice.   Type 1 Opt Out Form  

For the National Data Opt Out patients are required to register their preference below. 

Contact details for NHS Digital

You should then go Online at:

www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

Or Telephone on 0300 303 5678

Or Email:  enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

 

 Legal Basis : The legal basis for this activity can be found at this link : General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice - NHS Digital

 Processor: NHS Digital

GP Earnings - 31/3/2021

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 last financial year was £81187 before tax and national insurance.  This is for 1 full time GP, 9 part-time GPs and 3 locums who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

What PMG are doing during the Pandemic:

Update on our service during pandemic

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PMG Website Survey

Please CLICK HERE to access our Website Feedback Survey

Online appointment booking

Following guidance from NHS England we have changed the type of appointment available for online booking.   If you need to speak to a doctor please phone the surgery and book a telephone triage slot.  The doctor will phone the patient around the appointment time and do a consultation over the telephone.   A  follow-up face to face appointment can then be booked if required. We are taking this action to minimise the coronavirus infection risk.  We apologise for any inconvenience this action may cause and will update patients regularly with any further changes – thank you.

Article from the British Menopause Society regarding the link of HRT to breast cancer

Benefits of Sharing your GP records

Private Microsuction Clinic for ear wax removal

Gatwick Audiology will be holding a clinic at PMG every alternate Friday. The rates are £60 for one ear and £90 for both ears.

Please note if there is no wax, a £30 consultation fee will still be charged.

To make a booking please contact them direct on;  Email:  hello@gatwickaudiology.co.uk  Tel: 0333 011 7717

Dental Problems

From time to time patients will present to us, most usually with either dental pain of dental related infection. The General Medical Council (GMC) and British Medical Association (BMA) guidance is very clear, as follows;

“GPs should not attempt to manage a condition requiring dental skills unless they have the appropriate training and expertise. Both the civil courts and the GMC require doctors to have appropriate skills for any treatment they offer.” It goes on to advise that the treatment of dental problems is not the responsibility of GPs and that the patient should be advised to contact local urgent or emergency dental services, or in severe circumstances the nearest accident and emergency department.

Further information regarding this advice can be found on the following link;

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/quality-first/manage-inappropriate-workload/patients-presenting-with-possible-dental-problems

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