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Training Practice

As a result of the high standards of clinical care and education we offer, Kingfisher Family Practice is accredited as a Training Practice for the training of new Doctors and GPs. With the regular influx of new ideas and fresh thinking, as well as greater accessibility for appointments, training offers significant benefits to both staff and patients. We also try to stay at the forefront of medical training and have already expressed our interest to get involved with the training and development of Physician Associates (further information about this role can be found on the Health Careers website)

GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are in their final year of GP training. Foundation Doctors (F1 or F2) are recently qualified from their university training and are rotating around various NHS departments before deciding on their chosen specialist field in which to begin Registrar training.

We are pleased to welcome our current GP Registrar, Dr Rebecca Hirsch, and also our Foundation Doctor, Dr Catherine Barton. In August 2016 we will be joined by Dr Chuk Lee (GP Registrar) and Dr Mark Henselien (Foundation Doctor)

Disabled Access

There is lift access to the first floor of the Primary Care Centre, where all the Kingfisher Family Practice services are situated. Disabled toilet facilities are provided. If you require assistance, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.

Choose & Book (e-Referrals)

Choose & Book is a service that lets you choose your hospital/clinic and book an appointment.

You can choose to go to any hospital in England where your care is funded by the NHS. When you and your GP agree that you need an appointment, the computer system shows the GP which hospitals and clinics are available. You can choose one or ask for several to be listed for you to choose from later. You will be given a printed list of your choices, and an information booklet, together with an appointment reference number, password and guidance on how to make your booking.

Additional information to help you choose which hospital you would like to go to is available on the NHS choices website at www.nhs.uk or from the Appointments Line when you telephone to book. You can call our Choose & Book line on 01777 805206

NHS 111

The NHS 111 service was launched in March 2013 and has largely replaced NHS Direct. It is designed to make it easier for the public to access health and social care in urgent (but not life-threatening) situations, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The NHS 111 service can be contacted free by dialling 111 from any UK landline or mobile, and you should contact the service if any of the following apply:

  • it is not a life-threatening situation and therefore is less urgent than a 999 call
  • you do not have a GP to call, or your registered GP practice is closed
  • you feel you cannot wait but are unsure which service you require
  • you require health information or reassurance about what to do next

Depending on the nature of your call, you will either be referred to an appropriate service (e.g. Out of Hours), offered telephone advice from a clinician, asked to contact your GP during opening hours, or an emergency response vehicle will be dispatched if necessary. For continuity of care, your GP Practice will be notified electronically each time you contact the NHS 111 service and will be able to see the outcome and any treatment that you have received.

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can use the NHS 111 service through a textphone by calling 18001 111.

If you would like any further information please visit the NHS 111 page at NHS Choices.

NHS Walk-in Centres

NHS walk-in centres can offer nurse advice, assessment and treatment for minor ailments and injuries. Many are open seven days a week, early until late, and you do not need an appointment. Please call the NHS 111 service who will be able to advise you on available services

Information For Carers

You may not see yourself as a Carer, but if you are supporting a relative or friend of any age who fits one or more descriptions as follows, then you are a Carer.

  • Elderly and frail
  • Physically disabled
  • Has a learning disability
  • Has mental health issues
  • Has a history of substance misuse
  • Has a serious health condition

There is a range of support available to you locally, which will help you look after yourself as well as the loved one you care for. Please supply your details at Reception to enable us to update your clinical record and ask for details of the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub who can offer you support in many ways. They can be contacted on 0115 824 8824 or e-mail hub@carerstrustem.org

Fees for Non-NHS Services (Updated October 2017)

Charges for non-NHS services - download

Changes to the national MenC vaccination programme (from July 2016)

Please click here to download a copy of the 'MenC vaccination programme - Information about changes' leaflet produced by Public Health England regarding changes to when your child will receive the MenC vaccination from July 2016 onwards

Average GP Earnings 2016/17

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 average pay for GPs working at Kingfisher Family Practice in the last financial year was £82,375 before tax and national insurance. This is for 5 full-time GPs, 3 part-time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months

Treatment for Armed Forces Veterans

NHS Healthcare of Veterans (website)

Overseas Visitors - Guidance on possible charges for NHS treatment

Download our Full Guidance or Summary Poster

For further details visit the NHS Choices page at www.nhs.uk/visitingengland

If you are unsure about you eligibility for NHS treatment, or would like further information, please contact the Overseas Patients Team at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital Trust on 01302 642557

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