The Freedom Of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the classes of information the practice intends to make routinely available. The scheme is available in Reception.
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 Far Lane Medical Centre in the last financial year was £114,078 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 4 full time GPs, 0 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice are publicised, and the required disclosure is shown above. 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.
Named Accountable GP for all Patients
A new Government scheme now requires every patient to be allocated a Named GP who is responsible for patients’ overall care at the practice. The allocation of a Named GP for ALL Patients has now been completed. If you would like to find out which GP you have been allocated, please enquire the next time you are in the surgery.
As a patient, you will still be able to book an appointment with any GP at the surgery. You also have the right to request a change to your allocated GP if you have a preferred choice GP. The practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.