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Named GP

In accordance with NHS Guidance all patients, including children have a named GP as well as an accountable GP. For further information, please contact reception.

Online Services

The Practice offers On-line services, including electronic prescribing, ordering repeat prescriptions, booking appointments and viewing computerised, coded medical records.

Training Practice

In February 2016 we became a Training Practice and now benefit from the Services of a General Practice Registrar. These are fully qualified doctors and join us for six months to gain experience in family practice. Dr. Paul is the appointed practitioner trainer. Patient medical records are used to aid GP Registrar training in accordance with practice guidelines.

As part of their training, registrars are required to video some consultations for assessment and you may be asked for permission to record your visit. You are under no obligation to do this and can decline without any effect on your care in any way.

From time to time, the Practice accommodates Medical Students in their training.  Students from local universities may, with the patients consent, accompany our clinicians during consultations or home visits.

GP Net Earnings

NHS England require that the 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 GPs working in the Bishop’s Close medical Practice in the last financial year was £86,940 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 3 part time GPs and 0 Locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.