**IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE**
As from 1st June 2016 our Saturday morning clinic will be for routine appointments only – we are no longer able to provide emergency appointments or telephone consultations. If you need to speak to a GP or need medical advice you will be advised to ring NHS111.
Saturday morning appointments are particularly useful for patients who cannot get down to the practice during the week.
***Great News!!! Herrington Medical Centre was awarded “GP Practice of the Year 2016” at the Sunderland Health Awards in April 2016. We would like to say thank you to our patients who voted for us – we appreciate you taking the time and effort to do so***
Our Practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the community.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
This website is aimed at providing you the important information about our practice, our services and our staff in addition to some other useful information and tools available for you to use. Please have a look around and send us any comments or suggestions if you like. We can use your comments and ideas to improve our online services and develop the content of this site accordingly.
A ‘healthy lifestyle’ is what we recommend:
- Stop smoking
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg
- Exercise regularly
- Keep alcohol intake within recommended limits
FAMILY AND FRIENDS TEST
Here at Herrington Medical Centre we are continually working to provide a high quality and effective healthcare service to our patients.
As part of the improvement process we are conducting a Family & Friends Test – this consists of 2 questions. You may be given one at the time of your appointment, or you can answer the questions by completing the form at Reception, or you can complete the Contact Form available on this website with your response. We welcome your feedback and comments.
The 2 questions are:
1. We would like you to think about your recent experience of our service. How likely are you to recommend our GP Practice to family and friends if they needed similar treatment? (please tick appropriate box)
|Neither likely nor unlikely|
2. Is there anything we could have done differently today?
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 for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.
The average earnings for GPs working in Herrington Medical Centre in the last financial year was £77,836 before taxation and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs, 2 part-time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.