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 St Katherines Surgery in the last financial year was £72,577 before tax and National Insurance.
This is for no full time GPs, 6 part time GPs, and no locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.Gp earnings
The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.
The practice takes any bullying/threatening or undermining remarks about staff on Social Media very seriously and this will not be tolerated, any such action may result in reporting the patient to the police in regard to sections 2, 2A, 4 or 4A Protection from Harassment Act 1997, or offences under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and Communications Act 2003. Those accused of an offence under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and Communications Act 2003 are unlikely to be familiar with the legal system and unaware that what may have been thought of as an innocent message on social media can have life-changing consequences, including imprisonment.
Potential Offences Under The Malicious Communications Act 1988
Under this area of law, communication is defined as any person who sends a letter, electronic communication or article of any description to another person which conveys the following:
• A message that is indecent or grossly offensive
• A threat
• Information that is false and is known or believed to be false by the sender
This also includes any article or electronic communication that is, in whole or part, of an indecent or grossly offensive nature.
The above only applies if the sender’s purpose, or one of their purposes, was to cause distress or anxiety to the recipient. The mental state of the sender is a key element of the offence and the prosecution must prove their case beyond reasonable doubt. In other words, they must make the court or jury sure that a person intended, or one of their intentions was, to cause distress or anxiety.
A person found guilty could face a prison term not exceeding two years on indictment or up to 12-month custody at the Magistrates’ Court.
Potential Offences Under The Communications Act 2003
Offences that fall under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 include the following:
• A person sending any public electronic communications network a message or other content that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character
• A person causes any such message or content to be sent A person can also be found guilty of an offence under the Communications Act if they intend to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another by:
• Sending a message that is known to be false via a public electronic communications network;
• Causing such a message to be sent; or
• Persistently making use of a public electronic communications network
• Similar to offences under the Malicious Communications Act, one offence under the Communication Act 2003 requires the content of a message to be ‘grossly offensive’, ‘indecent’, ‘obscene’ or of a ‘menacing character’. However, the mental element of the offence is broader as it includes circumstances where a person should have awareness or recognition that sending the message may create insult or a risk of insult to the person to whom the message relates.
In addition, an offence will be committed under section 127(2) of the Act where a person had specific intent to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety with a message that is false.
We make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.
However, we are aware that things can sometimes not go as expected, resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.complaints procedureComplaints leafletcomplaint form
Herefordshire practices, their doctors & staff, working as part of the NHS, need and want to share patient data in various ways in order to improve the services and care that we provide. But we also want to ensure we continue to protect your confidential and personal information.
In the last few years there have been a number of national schemes in addition to an increasing number of independently and separately organised local schemes proposed & implemented where data will be automatically extracted from GP computer systems & sent elsewhere, unless the patient has opted out. Further data extractions for new purposes are due to occur soon. Some of these data extractions are to help the patient if they are seen elsewhere in the country. Some are purely for analysis of health care to improve the NHS services.
For many of these schemes, GP practices have a legal obligation to allow their data to be extracted. The only power they have as the data controllers of your medical record is to ensure that you are aware of where your medical records may be sent and why. Patients however can block their data from being extracted in most if not all cases.
Disclaimer: All information in this document was correct at the time of writing (April 2014, updated August 2016) but guidance given to practices and requirements of GPs to engage with future data extractions and sharing may be subject to change, as stipulated by NHS England or other statutory bodies.DATA SHARING IN HEREFORDSHIRE
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
The CQC makes sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage them to improve.
The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what is found, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
Our GP Practice has recently undergone a CQC inspection and the results are now freely available on the CQC Website. You can access the report below:ST KATHERINES SURGERY REPORT
By law you are required to register a birth or a death.
All births must be registered within 42 days from the date of birth. You can make an appointment with the register office on 01432 260565 to register a birth. You can find information on what you will need to bring and information you need to provide on the government's register a birth web page. If the parents are married, you do not both need to attend the appointment, but can both be included on the certificate. Birth registration is free. A birth certificate costs £11 if requested at the time of registration.
If your baby was not born in Herefordshire, we will take your details and forward to the registration district in which the baby was born, as law requires babies to be registered in the district they are born in so you will not receive a certificate immediately.
Babies born abroad cannot be registered in England and Wales. However, it may be possible for the birth to be registered by the appropriate British authorities in the country of birth.
By law a death must be registered within 5 days of its occurrence in the registration district in which it occurred (unless this period is extended by the coroner or registrar). If the death has been referred to the coroner, it cannot be registered until the registrar has received authority from the coroner to do so.
To book an appointment telephone 01432 260565
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Friday: 9.00 - 16.00
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