AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
Please be aware that the practice, all three surgeries, will be closed on August Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August. If you have an urgent medical need that cannot wait until the practice re-opens on Tuesday, please call NHS 111.
Hemyock Surgery will be open as usual on Saturday August 26. Please ring to make an appointment before going to the surgery.
GP AVERAGE EARNINGS
All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (i.e. Average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. This is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded from tax paid by the public.
The average pay for GPs working at the Blackdown Practice in the last financial year was £43,401 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 4 full-time GPs, 3 part-time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
CQC INSPECTION - THE PRACTICE WAS RATED AS OUTSTANDING
The practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2016. It was rated as Outstanding.
You can read the report here -> CQC Inspection report
The CQC also issued a press release which can be read here -> CQC Press Release
BEWARE OF MEDICINE SELLING SCAM
Please be aware that other practices in the area are reporting that patients have been contacted by individuals who say they are representing their doctors' surgery and then try to sell them medication.
This is a scam. If you receive a similar call please do not give out any personal financial or medical details over the telephone.
Important Changes To How We Handle Your Personal Data
We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical Information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The Practice has no choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, you as a patient can instruct the Practice to stop the transfer of your data. Please follow the 'Care Data' link under 'Further Information' located on the right for more details.
DEVON SUCCESS REGIME - Special edition of NEW Devon CCG Newsletter
The Success Regime is a whole system intervention aimed at developing clinically and financially sustainable health and care services for the people of North, East and West (NEW) Devon. Read the Newsletter here.
NEW DEVON CCG - VACANCIES FOR LAY MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES
We are seeking talented individuals to join our Clinical Commissioning Group, the largest in England, as Lay Members on our Governing Body.
We also have two vacancies for community representatives, one for Mid Devon and one for Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh (WEB).
If you would like to know more click here.
ACCESSING YOUR MEDICAL RECORD ON-LINE
From 1 April 2016 the information you are able to view on-line via Patient Access has been expanded to include the following:
- Immunisation history
- Test results
- Medical and surgical procedures
- Details of referral made to e.g. Hospitals
If you already use Patient Access and would like to be able to access this additional information, you will need to complete a form, available from Reception or which can be downloaded here.
If you do not currently use Patient Access but would like to use any of its’ functions including making appointments, order repeat medication or accessing the additional information, please complete the form and bring it to the surgery with two forms of identification to the surgery (one with a photo and one with your address on it).
Your GP will review your records before you have access to them in the same way as he/she would if we had received a verbal or written request from you to access your records.