Information about Richmond Medical Centre
- Richmond Medical Centre was formed in 1985. In 1992 the practice moved to a new purpose built building. The Centre provides a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment for patients and staff. As a practice we have a Statement of Purpose which goes into what we aspire to do as a surgery for our patients and what we wish to acheive and maintain as a practice.
- The practice has approximately 8300 patients predominantly from Manor, Intake, Woodthorpe and Richmond but we also have patients in Frecheville, Stradbroke and Handsworth.
There are four partners who share a commitment to high quality and personal primary healthcare. We have special interests in coronary heart disease, rheumatology, womens health, dermatology, diabetes and asthma.
As a training practice we work with GP registrars (qualified doctors training to be GP's) and also take part in the teaching of medical students from Sheffield Medical School.
The practice has been at the forefront of developing the role of the practice nurse and as such we have two nurse practitioners who are fully trained in the assessment of emergency cases, minor illness and childhood illnesses. We also have two practice nurses. All the nurses work along side the doctors having special responsibility for chronic disease management, screening, prevention and the running of various clinics.
Attached staff include health visitors, district nurses, midwife, counsellor, mental health workers, physiotherapist and chiropodist with whom the Practice works closely.
In addition to the usual antenatal, immunisation and child health clinics we also run special sessions for chronic heart disease, hypertension, cryotherapy, asthma, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Reception & Administration
The reception and administration staff are an essential part of the Practice Team and without their efforts we would not be able to operate at the level we do. They work hard to provide a friendly and efficient service to both patients and colleagues.
On top of this information, here at Richmond Medical Centre we often take part in clinical research projects. This is because clinical research helps to develop new treatments and services for patients. You will always be asked if you would like to take part in research before we use your information. If you would like more information about any project that you have been asked to take part in, please speak to the Practice Manager.
Richmond Medical Centre Statement of Purpose
Aims and Objectives
The Provision of Excellent Healthcare Services
- We aim to provide excellent quality health care services to our registered patients and on occasions to patients referred to us by other GP practices and temporary residents. In order to achieve this we will:
- Listen to our patients and react to their needs
- Devise services that address the needs of our patients by reacting to patient surveys, advice from our patient advisory forum and learning from any feedback or complaints.
- Offer a variety of methods by which patients can access healthcare, to suit differing needs (on-day appointments, routine appointments, nurse triage, telephone consultations, home visits, online access to appointments etc)
- Put in place special measures to allow patient groups who may have particular difficulties to access healthcare.
- Take on board physical, psychological and social aspects of health problems.
- Aim to maximise patients’ well-being by working in partnership to establish their health goals.
- Offer good quality health interventions
- Maintain a strong ethos promoting excellence.
- Help patients to achieve significant improvements in health and well-being.
- Promote a healthy lifestyle
- Deal effectively with acute medical problems as well as maintaining a comprehensive service for those with chronic health conditions.
- Forge close working links with others who work to improve health and wellbeing in our patient population – GP association, multidisciplinary working with professionals outside the practice, collaboration with non-statutory services
- Where possible offer additional specialist services at the practice to facilitate patients getting healthcare close to home.
- Make sure we keep learning and improving
- Provide and support a team of healthcare professionals and administrative staff who keep up to date so we can offer the most effective, safe and evidence-based interventions and advice.
- Make active use of audit and significant event analysis to learn and improve
- Provide a caring, and supportive learning environment for staff, junior doctors and medical students to help us all achieve our full potential.
- Maintain sound practice infrastructure
- Provide safe, clean, well-equipped surgery premises.
- Develop a model of health care which is sustainable (financially, for the patients and for the staff) so that patients can continue to benefit.
- Ensure safe, up-to-date administrative and clinical policies and protocols.
Disclosure of our GP's Net Earnings
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 to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Richmond Medical Centre in the financial year 2016/17 was £50,023 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP, 6 part time GPs and 2 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.