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 £53,614 before tax and National Insurance.
This is for one full time GP, 7 part time GPs, and no locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
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.
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 procedure
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
Monday - Thursday: 9.00 - 16.30
Friday: 9.00 - 16.00