The Practice Team
The practice team comprises GPs, nurses, healthcare assistants, management and administrative staff. It is supported by other local clinical staff, including community nurses, healthcare assistants and therapists, health visitors, midwives and school nurses and works with the Wilson Practice Patient Participation Group committee, which is a volunteer body.
The average pay for GPs working in The Wilson Practice in the year 2014/15 was £75,733 before tax and National Insurance. This is for six full time GPs and four part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
We welcomed Dr Catherine Bayliss and Dr Lucie Maloney in the summer of 2016. They are with us as locums until March 2017. Dr Maloney is covering Dr Rush's patients whilst she is on maternity leave.
LEARNERS & TRAINEES
Dr Lucy Bryson is a GP registrar under the mentorship of Dr Fellows; she will be with the practice until July 2017. Dr Laura Wilson is a GP registrar under the mentorship of Dr Rickard; she has returned to the practice part -time after maternity leave and is with us until March 2016
Dr Eleanor Harrison and Dr Eleanor Kleszcz joined the practice in December 2016 as Foundation Year doctors. They are working through a number of specialities as part of their development as doctors within the NHS. They are being mentored by Drs Kemp and Longley respectively and will be with us until the end of March 2017.
Dr Ben Saunders is a GP trainee who joins us on 1 February 2017; he is with us until the end of July 2017, under the mentorship of Dr Rickard.
If you have any queries about the practice and the way it is run, please contact Sharon Cox, Practice Manager on 01420 81988 or e-mail her via firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 9 receptionists, 3 secretaries, 6 admin office staff, 8 nurses, 3 nursing assistants and a wonderful man who supports the admin team with copying, is very handy with a screwdriver and makes tea! Some of the team have combined roles.
The reception team answers the phone and greets you when you walk through the door. They have the impossible task of making everyone the appointment they need or want, as soon as they want it, without overloading the doctors and nurses, and still managing a smile! The partners and managers determine the amount of appointments available, but reception then have to translate that information into one appointment that best suits each individual patient's needs. This isn't easy! A 'quart into a pint pot' is an everyday challenge for a skilled receptionist. They also book patient transport, arrange clinics, maintain the paper records, tidy rooms and make tea!
The secretaries write 3000 letters a year referring patients to hospital and make innumerable phone calls in trying to speed up those referrals. Another 1000 or more letters go to patients offering clinic and review appointments.
The admin staff feed and maintain the computer system and respond to the Government's on-going requests for information. They use the computer to find out who needs to come to clinic or who hasn't had the check up they need. They write/print all repeat prescriptions, scan letters into patient records, summarise medical records as they arrive and process insurance reports. They also pay all the bills, chase outstanding invoices and ensure we have all the drugs, dressings and other materials that everyone needs to do a first-class job.