The BMA has recently published a review of the national GP workforce which shows that the overall number of full time GPs has seen little growth since 2015.
Between March 2020 to March 2021, the number of older, more experienced GP partners reduced by 546 doctors. The number of patients per practice is 22% higher than it was in 2015, but the GP workforce has not grown with this demand. As a result there are now just 0.46 fully qualified GPs per 1000 patients in England - down from 0.52 in 2015. This is significantly below the average number of physicians per 1000 patients in comparable nations.
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Thank you to everyone for your support, patience and gifts during the Coronavirus pandemic. Your support and thoughtfulness is appreciated hugely by us all at the Practice.
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Armed Forces Veterans:
Framlingham Medical Practice is an armed forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice. The Veteran Gateway puts veterans and their families in touch with organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more. Please click this link to access the gateway https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/
Patient Participation Group:
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My Care Record:
My Care Record enables health and care professionals to access information about you to improve your care.
Providing you with:
- Better co-ordinated and seamless care
- Quicker diagnosis and treatment
- Less paperwork and less repetition
- Fewer unnecessary clinical tests
- More accurate prescriptions
- More time to spend on clinical care
- Better health and care planning
Your GP, hospital, community health, mental health and social care teams may all hold records about your care separately. Often, only health and care professionals within the same organisation can see this information. This means it can be difficult for them to work together to deliver the best care.
My Care Record is an approach to improving care by joining up health and care information. Wherever possible, health and care professionals will be able to access your records from other services when it is needed for your care. This will make it easier and faster for them to make the best decisions. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record.
Several different secure computer systems are used across the region. These allow health and care professionals to digitally access your records held by other services. In some areas systems are already in place, in other areas more work is underway to invest in the technology needed.
The approach also provides an agreement between all the health and care organisations involved. This means they commit to sharing information in a secure way to help improve your care. The My Care Record approach is in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides the legal basis to share information between health and care services when it is needed to deliver care. All your information will be held securely.
Certain information – that doesn’t identify you – will also be used to help improve services and plan for the future. For example, it will help us plan for the number of doctors, nurses and care workers needed to look after you in the future.
More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and a list of the organisations that are taking part can be found at mycarerecord.org.uk
All correspondence sent to the surgery or handed in at the surgery is opened by staff, including letters addressed to a particular GP. This allows correspondence to be scanned onto the patient record and forwarded to the most appropriate clinician. It also ensures that any urgent matters are dealt with immediately.
All our staff are required to preserve the confidentiality of patients and all matters connected with the Practice at all times.
Extended Hours Appointments
Don’t forget that you can now book a routine GP appointment to be seen at Wickham Market as part of the GP+ service which offer appointments as follows:
· Weekdays: 6:30pm – 9.00pm
· Saturday: 9:00am – 13.00pm
· Bank Holidays: 9:00am – 13:00pm
To book a GP+ appointment please contact Framlingham Medical Practice Reception during our normal surgery opening hours.