Surgery Opening Times
|Monday||8.00am - 6.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.00am - 6.30pm|
|Wednesday||8.00am - 6.30pm|
|Thursday||8.00am - 6.30pm|
|Friday||8.00am - 6.30pm|
Normal Consulting Times (By Appointment)
Each doctor holds a morning surgery and afternoon/evening surgery. Each doctor has one training and administration day per week when they do not see patients. This is not the same day each week and varies from Monday to Friday.
Accessing Your GP
You can phone or call into reception from 8am every day (Monday to Friday) to make an appointment.Morning appointments are book on the day and afternoons are pre-bookable up to a week in advance. Fridays are all book on the day.
From January 2019 we will be closing on the last Wednesday afternoon of every month from 1pm for staff training (apart from August & December). If you have a medical emergency on one of these afternoons you can still phone the practice and you will be automatically transferred to Urgent Care 24 and they will respond to your call.
We are now able to offer an online service to enable you to book appointments, order repeat medication and view your medical records. You will need to call into the practice to complete a registration form to the online service once this has been agreed by the GP, you will be given a sheet with your unique registration details.
One you have registered with the service you can go online to order your repeat medication and if you are signed up for Electronic Prescribing with a chemist, once issued the prescription will go straight to the chemist so there would be no need to call into the practice to order or collect your prescriptions.
Online appointments can also be booked, at the moment we are only doing this for afternoon appointments which can be booked one week in advance, we will review this as the system is used more.
You can also view your medical records to see your current medication, immunisations and allergies.
We have also gone live with your Summary Care Records (SCR), this will enable emergency services i.e. A&E, Walk In Centres and out of hours providers being able to view your medication, allergies and adverse reactions only. Your consent will be required from the emergency services before they can access your records. If you do not want your SCR to be accessible then call into the practice and sign an opt out form and your SCR will be removed from the system.
We had our CQC visit on the 26 June 2017 and were rated as GOOD, you can read the full report by accessing: http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAG5510.pdf
All patients are to have named GP, for ease of administration your named GP is the same as the GP you are registered with. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP it is mearly an administrative issue.
We have a Patient Participation Group (PPG), if you are a patient and are interested in joining, please contact the Practice Manager, Ken Dobson, who will put you on the waiting list.
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 the doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings nor make any comparison with any other practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Sefton Park Medical Centre in the last financial year ending 2019 was £44.10 per hour before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs & 2 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Now we are live with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we have produced our Fair Processing Notice which can be picked up from reception. This explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be used to deliver your direct care and manage the local health and social care system.
The notice also explains your rights in relation to consent to use your information, the right to control who can see your data and how to seek advice and support if you feel that your information has not been used appropriately.