The Castle Medical Group

The Health Centre, Railway View Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2JG

Technical Issue

We are unfortunately currently experiencing problems with our ICE referral system. This is the system we use to request blood tests, x-rays and scans.

The issue is out of our hands and has been raised with NHS England. We are hoping to have access again soon.

This means that routine requests for x-rays, bloods and scans will be on hold until access is reinstated. Urgent requests will be dealt with manually.

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GP net earnings 2017/2018

PUBLICATION OF EARNINGS 2017/2018

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in the Castle Medical Group in the last financial year before tax and

National Insurance was £43,354.

This is for 5 full time GPs, 7 part time GPs, and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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.

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Care Leaver Offer

www.lancashire.gov.uk/youthzone/care-leavers-local-offer/

Who is a care leaver?

IfWhen you leave care we will continue to support you. The level of support we give you depends on your age, when you were in care and for how long.

See the detailed criteria below or check the Coram Voice website to see what your legal status is and what you are entitled to.

If you are aged 16 or 17 and;

  • You are currently a cared for (Looked After) young person and;
  • You have been Looked After for a period of 13 weeks (or periods amounting to 13 weeks) which began after you reached 14 and must include at least 1 day whilst you were 16 or 17 years old.

You are an Eligible care leaver.

If you are 16 or 17 and;

  • You were previously an Eligible care leaver
  • You have left care

You are a Relevant care leaver.

A Relevant care leaver can include those that have been detained through the criminal justice system or were in hospital on their 16th Birthday.

If you are:

  • 18-21 and were previously an Eligible or Relevant care leaver. 

You are a Former Relevant care leaver.

If at the age of 21 you’re still being helped by Lancashire county Council with education or training then you’ll remain a Former Relevant care leaver, until a maximum age of 25. What support you’ll be receiving must be set out in your pathway plan.

If you are 16-21 and;

  • Have been in care at some point after your 16th birthday for less than 13 weeks since the age of 14
  • have been privately fostered
  • Were in care prior to becoming subject to a Special Guardianship Order (SGO)

You are a Young person Qualifying for Advice and Assistance.

If you are a care leaver aged 21-24 you can now request support from a leaving care personal adviser up to the age of 25. If you were in care/looked after by Lancashire County Council and need support then contact customer services on 0300 123 6720.

A personal adviser will then arrange to see you to complete an assessment of what support you need, this could be from the leaving care service or you maybe signposted to other services.

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Extra GP & Nurse Appointments

An innovative new scheme has been launched in East Lancashire to increase the number of GP appointments available to patients in the area.

The extended GP access scheme means that patients can make both face to face/telephone appointments with their GP practice to see a GP or Practice Nurse, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm on weekdays and 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The GPs will be able to access the patients full medical record and history. Appointments will be available as follows:

Burnley – St Peter’s Centre (Mon-Fri 6.30 – 8.30 and Sat-Sun 10 – 4)

Pendle – Yarnspinners Primary Health Care Centre (Mon – Fri 6.30 – 8.30 and Sat-Sun 10 – 4)

Rossendale – Haslingden Health Centre (Mon – Fri 6.30 – 8.30 and Sat-Sun 10 – 4)

Hyndburn – Accrington PALS (Mon – Fri 6.30 – 8.30 and Sat-Sun 10 – 4)

Ribble Valley – anticipated to go live by 1st November 2018

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GP Net Earnings 2016/2017

THE CASTLE MEDICAL GROUP
PUBLICATION OF EARNINGS 2016/17

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to
patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in The Castle Medical Group in the last financial year before tax and
National Insurance was £45,629

This is for 3 full time GPs, 9 part time GPs, and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more
than 6 months.

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.

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Flu vaccinations 2017/18

Please call now on 01200 413535 to arrange your flu vaccination appointment

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Shortage of Hepatitis A and B vaccines

There is a global shortage of Hepatitis A and B vaccines which is currently impacting severely on the UK supply.  The situation is particularly critical during August, but limitations on supply are likely to continue until early 2018.

This will mean that routine booster vaccinations will be suspended until further stocks are available.

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April 2017 Newsletter

Please click here for the April 2017 newsletter for Castle Medical Group

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GP Net Earnings 2015/2016

GP Net Earnings 2015-16 

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in The Castle Medical Group in the last financial year before tax and National Insurance was £62,338. This is for 3 full time GPs, 10 part time GPs, and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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.

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GP Access

East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group is consulting patients on proposals to improve access to GP Services, which are in line with government plans to extend services until 8.00 pm during weekdays and during the weekend. Patients are invited to complete an online survey, which may be accessed via the following link:-

http://www.eastlancsccg.nhs.uk/improving-gp-access/

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