Average Published 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 form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
All GP Practices are required to declare mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in The James O’Riordan Medical Centre in the last financial year was £118,010 before tax and National Insurance. This is for: 1 full time GP and 4 part time GPs who worked in the practice for six months or more.
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure where they feel one is required. The chaperone may be a family member or friend. On occasions you may prefer a formal chaperone to be present i.e. a trained member of staff.
Wherever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking your appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment is not delayed in any way. Where this is not possible, we will endeavour to provide a formal chaperone at the time of request. However, it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.
Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our Chaperone Policy.
If you would like to see a copy of our Chaperone Policy or have any questions or comments regarding this, please contact the Practice Manager.
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act 2000, recognises that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organised and run, how much they cost, and how decisions are made. The Practice fully complies with this Act, and if you require a copy, please contact the Practice Manager.
Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
How to Make a Complaint
Most problems can be sorted out quickly and easily, often at the time they arise with the personconcerned and this may be the approach you try first.
Where you are not able to resolve your complaint in this way and wish to make a formal complaint you should do so, preferably in writing as soon as possible after the event and ideally within a few days, as this helps us to establish what happened more easily.
Integrated Care Board
NHS South West London Integrated Care Board (ICB) is responsible for deciding how the NHS budget for South West London is spent.
It is also responsible for developing a plan to improve people’s health, deliver higher quality care and better value for money.
Find out how NHS South West London improves health services, manages performance, quality and safety on the NHS South West London website.
NHS Summary Care Records
If you wish to opt out download and complete the opt out form and return to the Practice (see below).
Practice Agreement for Staff and Patients
The staff at the Practice, which includes all the receptionists, Nurse, Doctors and attached staff such as Health Visitor, Midwife and District Nurses are part of our Primary Health Care Team and are here to help you, the patient, receive the best form of healthcare in a Primary Care setting as possible. We endeavour to provide you with a first class service.
Please be nice to the Receptionists. All our staff aim to be polite and facilitative, and sensitive to all the patients’ individual needs and circumstances. They respectfully remind patients that very often staff could be confronted with a multitude of varying and sometimes difficult tasks, all at the same time.
They cope with all the Doctors and Nurses requests as well as dealing with the patients in person and on the phone.
In order for the Practice to maintain good relations with their patients the practice would like all its patients to read and take note of the occasional types of behaviour that would be found unacceptable.
- Patients should not use bad language or swear at practice staff.
- Patients should not use any physical violence on any member of the Primary Health Care Team, such as pushing or shoving.
- Racial abuse or sexual harassment will not be tolerated within this Practice.
- Unrealistic demands will not be accepted. Requests will be met wherever possible and explanations given when they cannot.
- The Doctors reserve the right to have patients who abuse these guidelines removed from their list.
Practice Privacy Notices
Primary Care Networks
Transferring Your Electronic Health Record
Your GP practice holds copies of your patient health record electronically and in paper format. Both contain the healthcare information about you that your GP needs including your medical history, medications, allergies, immunisations and vaccinations.
Zero Tolerance to Violence Policy
All practices, in line with government guidelines, have a ‘Zero Tolerance to Violence’ policy.
This means that any violent or abusive behaviour or perceived threatening behaviour, whether verbal or otherwise to staff or members of the public on practice premises will not be tolerated.
We can refuse to provide a service, report the incident to the Police and request that the patient and their family be removed from their Practice list.