Welcome to Fairfield Park Health Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues including student health. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the services the practice offers are always heading in the same direction.
We are very pleased to anounce that Dr Sarah Blaikley is the latest addition to our team at Fairfield Park. Dr Blaikley was with us previously as part of her GP training and proved to be a very popular GP with our patients and staff. We are very gld thatshe has chosen to return as a permament member of the team.
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 who worked for 6 months or more in Fairfield Park Health Centre in the last financial year was £49,834 before Tax and national Insurance. This is for 1 full time, 7 part time and 2 Locum GPs.
The ‘earlier home visiting service’ for vulnerable patients
We have been piloting a new service at the surgery, called the ‘Earlier Home Visiting Service’ since October 2016.
This service is specifically for patients who have suddenly become very unwell and cannot wait for a routine GP visit at home. It is for people that need to be seen urgently at home and then potentially admitted to hospital as an emergency.
The patient is seen by a highly trained paramedic who has worked in hospitals, urgent care centres and doctors surgeries. They assess and manage ill patients at home, administer antibiotics and other medicines normally prescribed by a doctor as well as treat minor injuries.
The service runs from 08:30 to 12.30 from Monday to Friday, but not at weekends and bank holidays.
It is important to understand that this service does not replace other routine home or nursing home visits by your own GP. It is specifically for the most vulnerable patients and they can only be referred by their GP, after we’ve received the initial call to let us know about the patient’s condition. It is not possible to directly refer yourself or someone in your care.
We are running this service together with four other surgeries in the local area, with the Specialist paramedic for the service seeing patients from across all practices each day.
Feedback from patients who have used this service has been very positive and the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have recently agreed to continue to fund the servicefor a further 3 months beyond the end of the pilot phase in March 2017. We have recently submitted a proposal to secure additional funding in order to continue to provide this service on a more long term basis, which has been provisionally approved by the CCG.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions on the service or would like to give us some feedback.
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(Site updated 06/06/2017)