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Preston Newsletter March 2018


March 2018

Improved Access to General Practice Service (IAGPS)

Extended Access Appointments:

The Clinical Commissioning Group have been working to improve access to appointments for patients, in particular at evenings and weekends.

The new IAGPS has been rolled out in Weymouth and will be based at Weymouth Community Hospital. It will be staffed by local GPs, nurse practitioners, practice nurses and health care assistants, providing a mixture of primary care appointments.

The aim of the service is to provide extra primary care appointments, for the locality, outside core hours, i.e. some weekday evenings and weekends.

If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask at the surgery.

March 2018

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in the Royal Crescent and Preston Road Practice in the last financial year was 69,065 before Tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs and 12 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

CQC Final Inspection Report  -  April 2017

Royal Crescent and Preston Road Practice is delighted with the rating of “Outstanding” awarded by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  The Inspection Team assesses healthcare providers against a set of quality indicators - safety, effectiveness, caring, responsiveness and well-led, and how services are delivered to six population groups.

 The Practice is well-organised, strategic, inclusive and friendly. There is a culture of openness and honesty alongside continuous improvement. We provide training, education, learning, mentoring and pastoral support. We have an excellent reputation and are committed to providing strategic support in the locality and across Dorset.

 We believe that personal care is at the heart of family general practice.  Our patients tell us that the continuity of care and a relationship with their own GP is really important; the practice was above average for its satisfaction scores on consultations with GPs and Nurses and we are very proud of this achievement.

 CQC received consistently positive feedback from patients. We welcome all comments from our patients and use these to develop the service we provide. Our thanks go to the members of the Patient Participation Group who work closely with us on this.

 The CQC highlights the following work as Outstanding – development of services for the homeless and vulnerable, the visiting team of practitioners who proactively manage the over-75 population within care homes and the patients’ own homes and the Community Angels who provide befriending, transport and support to patients.

 CQC recognised that our staff are motivated and inspired to offer kind and compassionate care. We wish to thank all these highly skilled, motivated, committed and caring staff - clinical, managerial and administrative, who work so hard on a daily basis to provide the highest standards of care to our patients, and are thrilled this has been recognised by a national organisation.

To read a copy of the report please click here.


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