Kington Medical Practice: 01544 230302

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 mean earnings for GPs working in this practice in the last financial year to April 2021, was £86,000 before deduction of employees superannuation contributions, tax and National Insurance. This is the average pay for 4 part-time GPs and 1 full-time who worked in the practice for more than six months during that year. This is based on FTE Calculation.

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

Here at KMP we are seeking new additions to our reception team. We are looking for applications from candidates who have great people & communication skills, are organised and methodical. If you have a strong desire to help others and work within a great team please click the link below for more details on the Medical Receptionist Apprenticeship vacancy we have available. This apprenticeship opportunity is open to anyone aged 16 and over, subject to the required qualifications or equivalent.

Applicants can apply either via the college or with a CV and covering letter emailed to Kington.reception@nhs.net marked for the attention of Katy Lloyd. Successful CVs will be forwarded to the college. https://www.hlcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeship.../5fa414737adc2


Receptionist/Medical Secretary (Split role)

Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 1st June, Please send Completed application forms and CV  to Practicemanager.kington@nhs.net

 WANT AN APPOINTMENT OUTSIDE OF NORMAL SURGERY TIMES? WANT AN APPOINTMENT AT THE WEEKEND?

There is a service being run in Herefordshire that will give you that appointment.

Taurus Healthcare currently operates three "hubs" across the county; Leominster, Hereford and Ross on Wye.  You can be seen at any of these hubs for a GP/Nurse/HCA appointment 6-8pm weekdays and 8am-8pm weekends.  You can make an appointment via our reception team.

Sunday Nurse/HCA Appointment sessions are available at Kington.

For more information please contact a member of reception on 01544 230302

The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

The NHS may extract anonymous data from systems for the management and promotion of healthcare, for example, to monitor the prevalence of ‘flu or shingles cases regionally or nationally. If data is required on a large scale for the purposes of improving patient health, then consent is not normally required. However, as a Practice, we will ensure that the data  being collected is necessary for the purpose of improving healthcare.

Covid-19 Privacy Policy 

to view our Covid-19 Privacy policy for March - September 2021 Click Here: COVID19 Privacy.

Data Protection and GDPR Policy 

to View our Data Protection and GDPR Policy for 2021 please Click Here

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

Access to Records

Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR): You have a right under the Data Protection legislation to request access to view or to obtain copies of information the surgery holds about you:

  • Your request should be made to the Practice. (For information from a hospital or other Trust/ NHS organisation you should write direct to them.
  • There is no charge to have a copy of the information held about you
  • You will need to give adequate information (for example full name, address, date of birth, NHS number and details of your request) so that your identity can be verified.

Access to medical records policy

Data Protection Officer:

North Staffordshire Health Authority
Heron House
120 Grove Road
Stoke-On-Trent
ST4 4LX
hayley.gidman@nhs.net
07809320323

Chaperones

Please ask a member of staff if you would like a chaperone to attend your appointment

Complaints

We make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.

However, we are aware that things can go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.

Complaints should be put in writing to the Practice Manager. Further written information is available regarding the complaints procedure from reception.

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.

Call Recording 

Kington Medical Practice now has call recording on all incoming and outgoing telephone calls for monitoring and training purposes.

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