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GP EARNINGS 2019/2020

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below.

The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £91,700 before tax and national insurance. This is for six full time GPs and three part time GPs, who worked in the practice for more than six months.

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 judgment about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

  • Flu vaccine delays
  • The NHS App and your Covid vaccination record
    We have been provided with the following contact link in order to have Covid vaccination records corrected in the NHS App, please see below for further information: NHS App DQ issues. If a patient has issues with their vaccine records pulling through to the NHS App and the subsequent Vaccine Passport the following is advice […]
  • Support your GP surgery so it can be there to support you
    General practice in England has faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Face-to-face contact has been limited to protect patients and reduce the risk of infection. But even after the pandemic, general practice will continue to struggle to meet the needs of patients.  With the number of GPs falling (due to lack of […]
  • 2021 Flu program delay – clinic cancellations
    Due to unforeseen road freight challenges, there will be a delay to our scheduled delivery by one to two weeks. This unfortunate change means we must reschedule a number of planned influenza vaccination clinics, and would like to reassure you that we are working hard to reschedule these as quickly as possible. The clinics currently […]
  • Non-Urgent blood tests
    A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment we use for taking blood tests. Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one but where your clinician recommends it’s safe to do so, we may be in touch with you to ask you to […]
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
  • NHS Vale of York CCG stakeholder update – July 2021
      Welcome to the July 2021 edition of Involve – a stakeholder update from NHS Vale of York CCG. In this edition we have a number of key updates about COVID-19 and the vaccination roll out. Please share messages with your networks, friends, families and colleagues.   CCG’s Annual General Meeting  Members of the public […]
  • AstraZeneca Update – Travel
    All AstraZeneca vaccines given in the UK are the same product and appear on the NHS COVID Pass as Vaxzevria. The European Medicines Agency, as well as our own medicines regulator, has authorised this vaccine and travel should not be affected. No Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK. All doses used in the […]
  • VACCINE UPDATE: 15/07
    Over 18’s walk-in clinics At the moment anyone over 18 can attend the Askham Bar vaccination site for the first vaccine without an appointment. They can also go for their 2nd jab without an appointment providing they had the 1st one 8 weeks ago. Askham Bar run walk-in clinics 8am to 8pm daily and offer […]
  • Understanding black men’s risk of prostate cancer
    Risk research | Prostate Cancer UK Join a new study to help us understand why black men are at higher risk. We don’t understand enough about why some men, including black men, are at higher risk of prostate cancer. Understanding more about the genetics of prostate cancer will help us identify men at higher risk, […]
  • EAR CARE
    Pocklington Group Practice is unfortunately no longer able to offer removal of ear wax as part of its service.  The decision has been taken following changes in Government advice as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please use the following NHS link for advice regarding ear care and wax management: www.nhs.uk/conditions/earwax-build-up/ In this link, reference […]
  • COVID-19 POP-UP VACCINATION CLINICS
    A series of walk-in, pop-up clinics are taking place at venues across York city centre during the coming weeks to try to reach some of the local people, over the age of 18 years, who have not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All eligible patients are welcome to turn up on […]
  • How sharing patient data with NHS Digital helps the NHS and you
    The NHS needs data about the patients it treats in order to plan and deliver its services and to ensure that care and treatment provided is safe and effective. The General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection will help the NHS to improve health and care services for everyone by collecting patient data […]
  • COVID-19 Vaccine for 30+
    If you’re over 30 years of age, you can book your first vaccine now. If it’s at least eight weeks since you had your first dose of the vaccine, you can now book your second dose. If you know of anyone over the age of 50 who hasn’t come forward for their jab, it’s not […]
  • Practice Closure: Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021
    Please note the Practice will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday. We will reopen, as normal, on Tuesday 01 June 2021.
  • Vaccinator teams at York NHS Vaccination Centre get set to work night shifts
    Teams at York’s Askham Bar vaccination centre are preparing to work night shifts this weekend in a bid to speed up the vaccination programme and vaccinate an extra 12,000 York people ahead of time. To make sure people get their second jabs sooner, Nimbuscare has made the decision to lay on 17-hour sessions for the […]
  • FREE PARKING AT NLaG HOSPITALS
    Free hospital parking for disabled drivers at NLaG hospitals Blue badge holders parking at Grimsby, Goole and Scunthorpe hospitals will no longer be charged to park. Jug Johal, director of estates and facilities, at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, said: “For a long time now we have offered a low fixed rate tariff […]
  • Practice Closure: Bank Holiday Monday 03 May 2021
    Please note the Practice will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday. We will reopen, as normal, on Tuesday 04 May 2021.
  • Practice Closure: Thursday 22 April 2021
    The Practice will be closed for the afternoon of Thursday 22 April 2021 for clinical and clinical support training. Should you have a medical requirement during this time, please call 0300 123 0762, where clinicians will triage the issue and either deal with the matter over the telephone or direct you to an alternative site […]
  • ASTRAZENICA VACCINE UPDATE – 09/04
    The UK vaccination programme has been very successful with more than 30 million people vaccinated and more than 6,000 lives already saved. What is the concern? Recently there have been reports of a very rare condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after vaccination. This is being carefully reviewed but the risk factors for this […]
  • GP EARNINGS 2019/2020
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below. The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £91,700 before tax and national insurance. This is […]
  • Germ Defence
    We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from […]
  • Easter 2021
    Please note the Practice will be closed on Good Friday (02 April 2021) and Easter Monday (05 April 2021). Any repeat prescriptions required before Easter must be with our Dispensing team by Thursday 25 March 2021.
  • Prescription Charges
    Please note that the charge for NHS prescriptions will increase to £9.35 per item as of 01 April 2021. The Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) charges have also increased; £30.25 for 3 months and £108.10 for 12 months.
  • UPDATE 16/02 : VACCINATIONS
    We would like to thank all our patients for engaging with the vaccination programme and where possible travelling to York for their vaccine. As a result of all your efforts we have achieved 96% of our over 70s vaccinated, and in just 3 days 711 patients in the 65-69 age group attended York for their […]
  • UPDATE 23/02: COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
    Please note the minimum age for administration of the COVID Vaccine is 18. Young Adults 16/17 who are clinically extremely vulnerable may receive the Pfizer vaccine, but this must be discussed with your GP first. If you have received a letter from the NHS stating you can now book a vaccination appointment outside of the […]
  • UPDATE : COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
    We are currently being give very short notice, sometime less than 24 hours, of vaccination slots being available to our patients at the York mass vaccination site. We are working as quickly as possible to ring eligible patients, over the age of 80, to book them in for these, please bare with us as we […]
  • Update: POCKLINGTON FLU CLINICS/APPOINTMENTS
    During this winter season the total number of patients vaccinated in the over 65 and under 65 at risk group is an amazing 5008! Those patients who fall in to the 50-64 age bracket who are not in an at risk group, please follow the link below. To book your 50-64 flu jab, please visit […]
  • Update : NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM
    Further to patient feedback and comments, we are delighted to inform you that a new telephone system has now been installed. An important aspect of the new system is that all calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes. One of the biggest complaints we received was around patients receiving the engaged tone, this will […]
  • ZERO TOLERANCE
    The Practice operates a zero tolerance approach to violent, aggressive or rude behaviour including abusive words or actions. Any patient who behaves in this way will be reported to the Managing Partner who will then take appropriate action. This may involve a letter to the patient or in the most serious cases a removal from […]
  • Update : THE LATEST LOCKDOWN
    During Lock Down the Practice will continue to triage all patients who ring in on the day for urgent medical advice, if after being triaged the GP considers it necessary for you to attend the surgery they will book you an appointment, normally the same day. Routine telephone appointments can still be booked via reception […]
  • PRESCRIPTIONS
    Due to staff shortages within our Dispensary team, all prescriptions will require five days to be completed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.
  • UNPAID CARERS : FLU VACCINE
    Calling all unpaid carers: Protect yourself and the person you care for with the flu vaccine   NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, local GPs and York Carers Centre are reaching out to all those with caring responsibilities and asking them to come forward for their free flu vaccine. A carer is a person who […]
  • GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY 2020
    Global Handwashing Day 2020 Since 2008, Global Handwashing Day has raised awareness about handwashing throughout the world. But it has never been more important than in 2020. The Importance Of Handwashing Our Survey – The Risk Of Infection “With many countries experiencing surges in Coronavirus cases, people are nervous about the risk of catching the […]
  • MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SERVICES
    New Crisis Service Telephone Number (Freephone) for Service Users – 0800 0516 171 Calls to the Mental Health Crisis Service can now be made free of charge. Those in mental distress, including children and older people can now contact their local Crisis Service on Freephone Number – 0800 0516 171. Following the success of the […]
  • PRESCRIPTION ADVICE FOR PRACTICE DISPENSED PATIENTS
    Advice for patients who have their prescription dispensed by the practice and are currently shielding following receipt of an NHS letter advising them to do so. Delivery of prescriptions can be organised where no family member, carer or volunteer is able to collect the prescription on the patient’s behalf. This would be facilitated by the […]
  • EAST RIDING COVID RESPONSE HUB – TELEPHONE 01482 393919
    If you require assistance with medicine or prescription pick ups and/or drop offs, food hampers or transportation and live outside Pocklington, please ring the above number.
  • NHS Prescription Charges
    Please note that the charge for NHS prescriptions will increase to £9.15 per item as of 01 April 2020. The Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) charges have also increased; £29.65 for 3 months and £105.90 for 12 months.
  • PATIENT NOTICE: CORONAVIRUS
    We realise that the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic is a very frightening situation for all of us, but we are following the Government’s instructions with regard to self-isolation and social distancing and we want you to do the same to stay safe.  Telephones: Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing an overwhelming number of […]
  • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
    Please see our Coronavirus page for further information.
  • IMPROVING ACCESS NEWSLETTER
  • Out of Area Patient Registration
    Please note that as of today, 23 January 2020, we will no longer be accepting Out of Area patient registrations. An update on this situation will be available in April 2020.
  • Try the new NHS App
    If you are a patient at our Practice, you can now use the new NHS App.  This is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view […]
  • Medicines Management
    The Practice has agreed for the Medicines Management Team, Vale of York CCG, to run searches on a non-patient identifiable basis to improve the approach of our opiod prescribing.
  • Telephone Appointments
    Just a reminder that telephone appointments may be booked online through the Patient Access website.  If you have not yet registered for this service, please speak with one of our reception team.
  • Your Contact Details
    Please ensure that we have the correct contact details for you on record, including your mobile telephone number, if applicable.  This is because we can now offer a text reminder service for appointments.
  • ELECTRONIC REPEAT DISPENSING
    Pocklington Group Practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of […]
  • NHS Health Checks
    We are delighted to be able to offer FREE NHS health checks to those people aged between 40 and 74 without a pre-existing medical condition. These FREE checks are available every 5 years and will help you learn about your risk of developing common but preventable health conditions, how your lifestyle can influence your risk and provide support to […]
  • Patient Access
    Patients registered for Patient Access can now see all lab results, consultations and documents.  If you are not registered yet for Patient Access, please press the green ‘Register Now’ button on our home page, which will take you to the correct site to progress your registration.  You will then be able to use it for one appointment.  For […]
  • GP Earnings 2017/18
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below. The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £76,534 before tax and National Insurance. This is […]
  • Telephone Appointments
    Do you know we offer telephone appointments? This means you can book an appointment with the doctor of your choice and they will ring you back within 10 minutes of the allocated time.  Problems dealt with during these telephone appointments can include medication reviews, discussion of investigation results, advice on ongoing problems or chronic diseases, […]
  • Prescriptions
    Please be aware that from 25 February 2019, we will no longer be able to accept any prescription requests by telephone or email.  Instead, please use the Patient Access system or post your prescription slip using the box provided outside our main door.   Please also be advised that, from 25 February 2019, repeat prescriptions will […]
  • FLU VACCINE
    Please call 01759 302500 to book an appointment.  Stocks of over and under 65 and children’s nasal flu are also available
  • Vale of York Healthy Hearts
    A new campaign to help improve heart health in the Vale of York has been launched. NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched Healthy Hearts to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack among people considered to be most at risk.  For further information please click on the link Healthy Hearts […]
  • CRYOTHERAPY
    Please be aware that cryotherapy will no longer be undertaken at Pocklington Group Practice.  If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact the surgery.
  • National Diabetes Audit
    Pocklington Group Practice is taking part in this important national project.  Please see our new page ‘National Diabetes Audit’ for further information.      30.01.18
  • Travel Clinics
    Anyone requesting travel information by either telephone, email or online, should follow their original request up one week later with a telephone call to the surgery.  This allows the nursing team time to investigate the requirements for the area being travelled to.
  • Meningitis W Vaccination
    Further to recent media reports regarding the MenACWY vaccination, all adolescents – 17/18 year olds – born between 01 September 1997 and 31 August 1998 in England and freshers born between 01 April 1991 and 31 August 1997 are eligible for vaccination. The vaccine will be available for all adolescents in this eligible group regardless […]
  • GP Earning 2016/2017
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg, average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown below. The average pay for GPs working in Pocklington Group Practice in the last financial year was £80,592 before tax and national insurance.  This is […]

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