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New Practice Nurse Joins Bruton

We are pleased to confirm that Sam Maber has agreed to join Bruton Surgery as our latest practice nurse recruit.  She comes with much general nursing experience in both an acute and community hospital environment and following extensive training during the summer months will take on lead nurse duties plus chronic disease management duties for the Diabetic patients.

MSK Physiotherapist in Practice

Bruton Surgery can offer first point of contact (FPOC) access to a musculoskeletal physiotherapist on Monday and Tuesdays.  Patients DO NOT have to have seen or spoken to a GP to access these clinics.  They specifically treat people with recent onset joint and back pain not associated with any other medical condition.  To book an appointment at one of these clinics ring our reception team and request an MSK Physio appointment, be prepared to answer a few questions about your condition to ensure you are being seen in the most appropriate clinic.  Please note: the Tuesday morning appoitnments are held at Milborne Port Surgery, the Monday afternoon ones are here in Bruton and also at Castle Cary.  Further Tuesday appointments are held at Queen Camel and are also bookable from the practice.

Improved Access to GP Services

Queen Camel, Bruton, Milborne Port, Millbrook and Wincanton GP Practices are now working collaboratively to offer appointments to their own and each other’s patients who cannot easily access primary care services during normal working hours. Four of the practices in turn will offer extra appointments with a health care professional between 6.30pm and 8.00pm Monday – Friday and Queen Camel will offer appointments (for all practices) between 9.00am and 10.30am on a Saturday. Millbrook Surgery will additionally offer appointments from 7.30 – 8.00am on a Tuesday.  The appointments will be with the host practice staff, not necessarily your registered practice staff.

 

This is a new initiative across Somerset whereby patients can make appointments at extended times (up until 8pm at night Monday-Friday and on Saturday mornings) at other practices across the local area.  

Appointment types will vary some being face to face and some on the telephone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. They may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe.


To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate (as we hope to be able to meet your needs by offering an appointment with your usual GP) and cover all the relevant information (and consent) that we need to before we book an appointment for you.

 

You need to agree to your medical record being shared with the host practice who are providing your appointment. The clinician providing your appointment needs to have full access to your medical record. There is an opportunity to access same day appointments on a Saturday at Queen Camel Medical Centre. These are allocated on a first come first served basis by calling the practice.

 

Patients are reminded that the extension to routine GP services at evenings and weekends does not replace the current Somerset Out of Hours Urgent Primary Care Services. If patients or their family members become ill overnight or at the weekend and need medical advice or help outside of practice opening hours, they should continue to call NHS 111.

 

If you would like an appointment during one of these sessions, please contact your registered practice and request an “Improved Access” appointment. These appointments can either be on the telephone or face to face. You must contact your own practice in order to make the appointment.

 

This is NOT a walk-in service and anyone who turns up at a practice without a pre-booked appointment will be asked to contact the Out of Hours Service.

 

Bruton Surgery

Monday – Friday

Doors and phones for routine enquiries open between 08:30 – 18:00.  Call 01749 812310.

If you need urgent medical assistance between 08:00 – 08:30 and 18:00 – 18:30 please ring 01749 814020

Monday

(plus 1 in 4 Tuesdays & Fridays

GP Improved Access telephone appointments available to pre-book 18:30 – 19:15.  Nurse Improved Access face to face appointments available (Monday only) to pre-book 18:30 – 19:15.

Saturday

Closed  Ring NHS 111

Sunday

Closed  Ring NHS 111

 

This poster gives more information about the participating practices.

Average GP Earnings

The average pay for GPs working in the Bruton Surgery in the last financial year was £34,887 before tax and national insurance.  This is for 2 full time GPs, 3 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs who working the practice for more than six months.  (February 2018)

 

"All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (eg. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.  The is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded from tax paid by the public."

Named GP

 

All patients, including children have been allocated a named, accountable GP. In our practice this is denoted by your "Usual GP".

 

The Usual GP takes on responsibility for your overall care at the practice.

 

We aim to inform you of your Usual GP when you register, however you can also check who your Usual GP is at any time by asking any member of staff.

 

Whilst patients have been allocated a Usual GP, all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate a change of Usual GP at your request.

 

Patients can and should feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice. However seeing your Usual GP in preference to others will improve your continuity of care.

Adult Screening Service Eligibility

See the Summer 2014 Newsletter for eligibility criteria for each of the screening services available via the NHS.

Patient Reference Group Report 2014/2015

Thanks to the hard work of the PPG we have pleasure in publishing this years annual report and action plan on the PPG pages. 

Care.data - What you need to know

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.

 

This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.

 

This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

 

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.

 

If you have any concerns please ask to speak to the practice manager.  If you wish to prevent data relating to yourself from being involved then ask at reception for an “Opt out of Care.data form”, complete and return it. 

 

A patient information leaflet, frequently asked questions and the opt-out form are held in the Documents section.

Treatment of Warts and Veruccas

Bruton Surgery no longer provide FREEZING treatment for Warts and Veruccas. Please read this leaflet for topical treatment options.


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