Vale Medical Group Mission Statement

The Vale Medical Group is committed to preserve and enhance its good reputation for being a tradition of caring and innovative practice.
  • Treat you with respect and courtesy at all times
  • Provide you with advice and treatment in a timely manner
  • Help you make decisions about your health by treating you as an equal
  • Discuss what treatment is available and refer you on to other experts where necessary
  • Act as your advocate and guide through health and social services
  • Maintain confidentiality in what we discuss and the records we keep on your behalf
  • Keep up to date with developments in health care by continuing to learn

Patient Participation Group

Vale Medical Group has an established Patient Participation Group with the aim of:
  • fostering patient participation in health care
  • improving communication between staff and patients and
  • allowing patients to have a say in the future direction of local health provision
The group operates within a nationally-proposed frame of reference, but largely it’s up to members how it works. Meetings are generally held at one of our three surgeries. Members can commit as much or as little time as they like, and contribute in whatever way they feel comfortable.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of local services
  • Help patients to take an active role in their health
  • Provide practical support and help to implement change
  • Influence the wider NHS and give patients a say
The group are always keen to attract new members from all three of our surgeries. If you would like more information, please contact Julie Jaggard by email or on 01664 822214

Freedom of Information

Please click here to access our Freedom of Information policy leaflet.

For available information from the Practice under the Freedom of Information Act model Publication Scheme click here.

GP Net Earnings

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the Practice is publicised, and the required disclosure will be shown below by 31st March 2016.

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 the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working at Long Clawson Medical Practice during the year ended 31 March 2015 was £51,084 before tax and national insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 4 salaried GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

The average pay for GPs working in the Stackyard Surgery during the year ended 31 March 2015 was £45,726 before tax and national insurance. This is for 1 full time GP and 1 salaried GP who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

The average pay for GPs working in Woolsthorpe Surgery in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 was £22,619.00 before tax and national insurance. This is for 2 part time GPs and 2 salaried GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Confidentiality

The doctors and staff at the practice will ensure that all medical information about any patient is kept strictly confidential and is not given to anyone without the patient's consent. Please remember this if enquiring about a relative.

Written consent is usually required for medical reports to insurance companies or for legal reports.

Anonymised clinical data may sometimes be used for audit within the practice (to improve our standards of care) and it may sometimes be requested by the Primary Care Trust to monitor the performance of the practice. This clinical data will not be in a form that can identify any individual patient.

Summary Care Records

The Summary Care Record is a copy of key information held in your GP record. It provides authorised healthcare staff with faster, secure access to essential information about you - when you need unplanned care or when your GP practice is closed. The availability of Summary Care Records will improve the safety and quality of your care. More information here>>

Access to your medical information

You have a right of access to any medical information about you that is held at the practice (either written or on computer). If you wish to see your records this must be requested in writing to the practice manager who will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Click here to download our leaflet on accessing your medical information

Patient Online Services

We offer online services for making appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions and viewing parts of your medical records. Click here to download the form.

Violence Policy

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.

Chaperone Policy

In certain circumstances during a physical examination of an intimate nature, the Doctor may ask a Nurse or appropriately trained member of staff to be present.

The policy is designed to protect both parties and staff from abuse or allegations of abuse and to assist patients to make an informed choice about their examination and consultations.

  • The Doctor should give you a clear explanation of what the examination will involve.
  • Ensure you have adequate privacy to undress and dress.
  • A Variety of staff can act as chaperones in the Practice. Where possible, it is strongly recommended that chaperones' should be clinical staff familiar with procedural aspects of personal examinations. Where a non-clinical staff member acts as a chaperone you need to agree and be at ease with this. The member of staff will only act as a chaperone if they have received training and are comfortable in the scope and extent of their role.
  • You should be reassured that all practice staff understand their responsibility not to divulge confidential information.
  • You can refuse a chaperone, and if you do this will be recorded in your medical records.

Long Clawson Surgery

The Sands
Long Clawson
Melton Mowbray LE14 4PA

Telephone 01664 822214

Stackyard Surgery

1 The Stackyard
Croxton Kerrial
Grantham NG32 1QS

Telephone 01476 870900

Woolsthorpe Surgery

Main Street
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir
Grantham NG32 1LX

Telephone 01476 870166