CQC – Statement of purpose

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 every registered provider must have a Statement of Purpose.

A Statement of Purpose is a document which includes a standard required set of information about a service.  The Statement describes:

  • The Provider’s aims and objectives in providing the service
  • The kinds of service provided
  • The health or care needs the service sets out to meet
  • The locations where the services are actually provided or provided from
  • Details from the provider including their legal status, and any manager, including the ‘address for service’ for all registered persons.

Our Mission Statement
To improve the health, well-being and lives of those we care for.

Vision
To work in partnership with our patients and staff to provide the best Primary Care services possible working within local and national governance, guidance and regulations.

Our Aims and Objectives

  1. To provide the best possible quality service for our patients within a confidential and safe environment.
  2. To show our patients courtesy and respect at all times irrespective of ethnic origin, religious belief, personal attributes or the nature of the health problem. To treat all our patients as individuals and with the same respect as we would wish for ourselves and our families.
  3. To involve our patients in decisions regarding their treatment and to be transparent in the care we provide.
  4. To focus on prevention of disease by promoting good health and well being to our patients through education and information
  5. To work in partnership with other healthcare professionals in the care of our patients to tackle the causes of, as well as provide the treatment for ill health.
  6. To encourage our patients to get involved in the practice through both the patient participation group and the annual survey.
  7. To ensure that all member of the team have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently.
  8. To take care of our staff by offering them support to do their jobs and protect them against abuse.
  9. Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse
  10. To operate on a financially sound basis

Our Services

The GMS services provided by our GPs are defined under the General Medical Services Contract.

Essential services

We provide essential services for people who have health conditions from which they are expected to recover, chronic disease management and general management of terminally ill patients.

Our core services include:

  • GP consultations
  • Asthma appointment
  • Chronic obstructive airways disease appointment
  • Coronary heart disease appointments
  • Diabetes appointments

Additional services

Our additional services include:

  • Cervical cytology screening
  • Contraceptive services
  • Child health surveillance
  • Maternity services
  • Certain minor surgery procedures
  • Vaccinations and immunisations

Enhanced services

Our enhanced services include:

Childhood vaccinations and immunisations

  • Contraceptive coil fitting (IUD)
  • Fittings for treatment of Menorrhagia
  • Diabetes Management
  • Prostate Cancer Injection Therapy
  • Extended minor surgery
  • Flu immunisations
  • Minor injury service

Other services

Our Practice also offers services including:

  • Child health and development
    • Dressings
    • Ear wax and syringing
    • ECGs (electrical heart trace)
    • End of life care
    • Epilepsy
    • Lung testing (spirometry)
    • Medication review
    • Mental health
    • Pregnancy testing and contraceptive advice
    • Ring pessary replacement
    • Stop smoking support
    • Travel advice
    • Women’s health

Non-NHS Services

Our Practice also provides services which are non NHS and are paid for by the patient. These services include:

  • Insurance claims forms
    • Non NHS vaccinations
    • Prescription for taking medication abroad
    • Private sick notes
    • Pre-employment and HGV medicals
    • Vaccination certificates