£112.00 a year
What can you buy?.....
Less than 2 months coffee on your way to work
Less than 2 tanks of fuel for an average x4x4 vehicle
Less than a meal out for 4 adults
1 year of funding per patient for this average GP surgery
What do you get for £112.00?
As many consultations with a GP/practice nurse/HCA/phlebotomist as you need
Prescriptions organised, signed and a delivery service
Blood tests plus other tests as needed such as ECG’s/spirometry/24 hour blood pressure
Ear syringing/cryotherapy that the practice directly funds
Pre hospital care and Post hospital care
We use this money to:
Pay for premises - the building maintenance and upkeep, inside and out plus grounds
Pay doctors and nurses
Pay reception, admin and dispensary staff
Pay electricity, gas, phone bills, stationary and stamps
Buy and maintain surgery equipment and drugs
Pay for Government CQC inspections
Pay for accountancy, legal advice
Pay for professional insurance, which is increasing year on year
It’s not much, is it?
Currently 9% of the NHS budget is given to GP’s to see 90% of the population
Our funding has fallen by nearly 1/3 in 5 years
Without better funding….WE CANNOT CONTINUE
There is a GP state of emergency
What can you do to help?
Please don’t waste appointments
If you can’t make your appointment – cancel in good time
Think about if you really need an appointment?
Order your prescriptions in good time – rather than at the last minute
Only request a home visit if you are genuinely housebound
Contact your MP – tell them how much you value your GP surgery
This practice, along with the NHS is under significant pressure. We are seeing more patients than ever before even though our practice list has remained stable. Between 2010 and 2015 the amount of consultations went up by 1/3. We cannot sustain this demand. We are all living longer with more complex heath requirements and expectations so the situation is only going to get much worse. Over recent years the investment in general practice has reduced, whilst at the same time the workload for all our team, is rising dramatically. The pressure and stress on our GP’s is increasing and as GP’s retire and junior doctors would rather work overseas, there is a huge shortfall for the NHS.
We all want the NHS to continue….please help us, work with us and use the NHS responsibly.