General Information

Training Practice

This practice trains junior doctors. They are fully qualified and have already done training in hospitals. You can expect them to provide a full range of GP services. If they are not certain about what to do they will ask more senior colleagues for advice.

Online Record Access

From March 1st, the practice has enabled patient online access to their coded records. Once you are enabled for online access for prescriptions and appointments, you can then request record access through your online login. Records access requires additional checks before it can be approved, this may take up to 14 days (longer in exceptional circumstances).

Named Accountable GP

With effect from 31/03/16, every patient will have a "Named Accountable GP"

What does this mean?

The Named Accountable GP will take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement). The contract remains "practice based", so overall responsibility for patient care has not changed. You are still free to see the clinician of your choice. The accountable GP simply oversees your care.

Free Lung Health Check - If you are a smoker and aged 35+ you may be eligible for a free lung health check. Click here to find out more.


GP Earnings

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is published and the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices. The average earnings for GPs working in The Garth Surgery in the last financial year was 79820.06 before taxation and national insurance. This is for 8 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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