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474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Berks.
RG40 3RG
Tel: (0118) 973 2678
Fax: 0118 973 3689
24 Hr Emergency: 111 (NHS 111)

Practice

Facilities

The surgery was originally built in the 1960s with substantial extensions being added in the late 1970s and early 1980s. All our consulting rooms are located on the ground floor and there is a ramp at the main entrance for disabled access. In addition there is an intercom at the main door which may be used to call for any assistance required to open external doors. There are internal fire doors to open so please let reception know if any assistance is needed or if there are any other special needs you may have.

Statement of Intent (IT/Electronic Developments)

New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:

  • Referral Management
  • Electronic Appointment Booking
  • On line Booking of repeat prescriptions
  • Summary Care Record
  • GP2GP transfers
  • Patient Access to records.

Please find below details of the practice stance with regards to these developments:

Practice Charter

We are proud of the services we provide to our patients. Our mission is to provide the very best health care for you.

Find out more about our Practice Charter.

GP Training

The surgery is a GP training practice and as such trains qualified doctors with the necessary additional knowledge and skills in order to become a General Practitioner. These doctors have completed their medical studies and having qualified have chosen to pursue a career as a GP.

A GP trainee remains with the surgery for 12 months and will see patients and undertake duties similar to those of the surgery doctors. As a consequence, you may be offered an appointment
with a GP trainee.

Compliments, Suggestions and Complaints

We take our complaints procedure very seriously and value feedback the patients give us. We like to hear when we have done something right or wrong.

Find out more about Complaints, Suggestions and Complaints.

We aspire to deliver the highest possible standard of health care to our patients and to be a central part of our local community. The practice is a six-doctor partnership covering the residents of Finchampstead, Aborfield, Barkham, California, Eversley and parts of Crowthorne and Wokingham.

Confidentiality

All patient records are treated with the strictest confidentiality by all staff, both clinical and administrative. We comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We are also required to provide the PCT with health information about our practice population. In these instances we only supply non-patient identifiable data. We may be approached to provide data to medical trial or research companies. Again, no data will be released that can identify a patient unless we have your specific consent. You have the right to ask for your data not to be disclosed.

Your Local CCG

NHS Wokingham Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) is a group of 13 GP practices in the Borough of Wokingham, Berkshire.

Find out more by visiting www.wokinghamccg.nhs.uk.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what they find.

The CQC also protect the interests of vulnerable people. They have a range of powers to use to take action if people are getting poor care. Now by law all GP practices must be registered with the CQC to make sure that the standards of care and treatment provided meets national standards of quality and safety. The CQC will inspect GP practices to make sure these standards are met. If you would like any further information on the Care Quality Commission, including details of the national standards of quality and safety please go to their website www.cqc.org.uk

 

GP Earnings

NHS England require that net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, 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 to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice. The average pay for GP's working in Finchampstead Surgery in the last financial year was £88,372 before tax and National Insurance. This is for three full time GP's, five part time GP's and one locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.