For some time we have been in the process of changing our name. This is nearing completion and so you may get letters or information with our new name coming through. Don’t worry, everything else is the same-just the name that is different. We will soon be known as Bridge View Medical Group.
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.
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 Dr Choi and Partners in the last financial year was £97,251 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
We appreciate that it can be difficult at times to make appointments and so we have tried to adapt and facilitate this with a variety of approaches to accommodate individual needs.
Beyond the traditional telephone booking service (which can also be booked on your behalf by third person e.g. friend or family), we also operate an online booking facility. To gain access you simply need to attend reception with some identification. An account will then be created for you, which allows you both 24 hour access to book appointments subject to availability and access to the online repeat prescription ordering service. Furthermore, there is also an Extended Access service offering appointments throughout Sunderland located in five ‘hubs’. Monday to Friday these five hubs are open 6:00pm – 8:30pm (one of which is Southwick Health Centre). At the weekend there are three hubs open between 9:00am – 5:30pm on a Saturday (including one at Southwick Health Centre) and two on Sunday. Hubs are open seven days a week throughout the year, including bank holidays and holidays. The hubs are staffed by local clinicians for local patients. Along with 111, we can book you appointments at these hubs. More details can be found at: http://www.sunderlandgpalliance.co.uk/sunderland-extended-access-service-information/.
The Reception Team are well trained and can help guide you to see the appropriate clinician. The following is a guide but not an exhaustive list.
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Chronic Disease Management
- Smoking Cessation
- Health Checks
- Chronic Disease Management
- Cervical Screening Test
ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER
- as GP (see below) but ANPs are unable to issue fit notes or assist with discussions on termination of pregnancy
- Medical conditions/ailments
- Referral for more specialist treatment
- Discussions regarding termination of pregnancy