Allocating a Named GP

Our contract requires us to allocate a named GP for each patient.

This isn’t really the way we work as you can always see either doctor whenever you like!

However, to keep ‘the powers that be’ happy, we have assigned everyone a named GP. Where this is clear we have tried to allocate you the doctor you seem to see most often – if it isn’t clear we have defaulted existing patients to Dr Haywood and new patients are randomly allocated to either doctor.

If you would like to know who your named GP is, please ask at reception – and if you would like to change this, that is easy to do and not a problem, just let us know.

Publication of GP Net Earnings

The Government requires that we publish a statement about the NHS earnings of the GPs who work in this practice. Apart from being rude and un-British(!) we feel this is both unhelpful (Is a rich doctor a better one?, is a practice less well off because it isn’t very good or because it makes caring more of a priority than wealth generation?) and misleading (quite frankly we don’t understand the figures!)

However we must do what we must do, so here if the statement prepared by our accountant in accordance with the formula and guidance issued by the Government:

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

The average pay for GPs working in The Adderlane Surgery in the last financial year was £64,537 before tax and national insurance. This is for 1 full time GP and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.”