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We are having a think about how to do this and in the meantime some pages will be down or not functioning over the coming weeks and perhaps a complete website re-design may appear! Please email us with suggestions on website changes by clicking icons above or HERE
GP2GP Records transfer now active - GP2GP enables patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly and securely between GP practices.
It improves patient care as our GPs will usually have full and detailed medical records available to them for a new patient's first consultation.
HPV Vaccine & Cervical Cancer information
BBC Health News
Annual Review 2007
Electronic Prescription Service - Coming soon!
Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) Info - For 2006-07 we achieved 998.90 out of a possible 1000 points, or 99.9% of Achievement Points, which is 8.2% points above the Coventry PCT Average, 4.4% points above the England Average.
Godiva Practice-Based Commissioning Consortium - We have joined Godiva PBC, a Commissioning Collaborative of Coventry GP Practices, with the aim of bringing high-quality, cost-effective services closer to our patients.
Your GP Guide - We are now registered with the NHS Choices “Your GP Guide website”. This website has grown out of a research project which looked at how to make local information about general practices more publicly available.
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Harnall Lane Medical Centre Building Work
You may have noticed that Harnall Lane Medical Centre is being extended on both sides, to include 3 extra consulting rooms due to the expanding patient list size.
Unfortunately, no parking for patients will be available during the building work. Please park further along Harnall Lane East or in the Public Car Park behind Hillfields Health Centre near the old Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital.
GP’s in the News
Following the recent media coverage which many of you will have seen, we thought our patients might find it useful to be aware of the following facts:
• There are approximately 36,000 GPs in the UK
• It takes 6 years to train as a doctor and then a further 3 years to train to become a GP.
• Each patient on average sees their GP 4 times per year – this means, there are over 250,000,000 GP/patient consultations per year; 15% of the entire population see a GP in a two week period.
• The average practice in the UK has about 6,000 registered patients and 3 - 4 GPs. The average full time GP looks after 1,700 – 1,800 patients.
• The average face to face contact with a GP costs the NHS £20, compared to £24 in a Walk in Centre, £27 for a telephone contact with NHS Direct, £75 for an attendance at A&E and between £100 – 300 for each attendance at a hospital Out Patient Department.
• GPs are paid LESS than 20 pence per patient per day to provide all the day to day care that is required. This is less than the cost of a daily newspaper.
• Surgeries are open from 8 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.
• Some GPs additionally provide care outside these times, via locally based out of hours services.
• GPs refer about 10% of patients seen to hospital specialities, which means that nearly 90% of all health needs of the British population are managed entirely in general practice.
• In a recent Government survey it was found that patients were more satisfied with their GPs than they were with the hospital service. General Practice in the NHS was the most popular of all public services.
• In a recent Government White Paper, they stated that “by international standards general practice in England is efficient and of high quality. Indeed many countries view with envy our system of list based general practice”.
• GPs are now paid differently in that nearly 50% of their income is via quality performance-related pay.
• The performance-related pay is based on achievements made in the Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF). This consists of over 100 targets of which 76 cover 10 important disease areas, measuring performance against proven standards. This has contributed to the largest and most admired clinical database in the world.
• The Government has transferred all its responsibility for funding part of GPs’ pensions to the GPs and then claimed this was a part of a pay rise.
Statement Prepared by Wessex LMC