About Us

Updated on 14th July 2011 at 1:43 pm

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The Practice aims to provide a high quality service to all patients. Upon registration at the Practice an initial healthcheck will be undertaken to ascertain your medical history and carry out any monitoring checks which may be necessary.
If you have a chronic condition which requires repeat medication you will be invited to the surgery for chronic disease monitoring 6monthly / yearly dependent upon your health status. We would encourage attendance for your monitoring review for the sake of your good health.

Staff access to patient notes
Access to patient information is restricted to the minimum necessary for staff to carry out their work. All staff employed have signed a confidentiality agreement. Breaching of confidentiality will be treated extremely seriously.

How sharing information about you helps provide better care.
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that the NHS can use information to plan and improve services for all patients. This can be done by linking information from all the different places where you receive care. This allows the care received in one area to be compared with the care received in another area.

Information such as postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure the best possible care is provided for everyone.

How this information is shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.

Sharing information can help improve understanding, locally and nationally, of the most important health needs and the quality of the treatment and care provided by local health services. It may also help researchers by supporting studies that identify patterns in diseases, responses to different treatments and potential solutions.

You have the right to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any other purpose other than providing you care, except in special circumstances.

If you are happy for your information to be shared outside this practice you need do nothing. If you are unhappy about your information being shared contact the surgery, we will make a note on your medical record and this will prevent your confidential information being used other than where necessary by law.

Further information can be obtained from www.nhs.uk/caredata

Publication of 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 for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.

The average earnings for GPs working in the Marine Medical Group in the last financial year was £98,636 before taxation and National Insurance.  This is for the 6 full time and 1 part time GPs.