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The surgery is a GP Partnership, open to all patients living within our practice boundary in Crofton, Sharlston and some surrounding areas (please see our website for details on www.croftonandsharlston.co.uk ) . We work in partnership with our patients and our Patient Participation Group (PPG) to provide medical care for our patients.
We are a Personal Medical Services (PMS) Practice offering Primary Care services for the diagnosis and prevention of disease. We help patients to manage their health and prevent illness. Our GPs assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness. They carry out screening for some diseases and promote general health and wellbeing. Our GPs act as a patient’s advocate, supporting and representing a patient’s best interests to ensure they receive the best and most appropriate health and/or social care. Our GPs also provide the link to further health services and work closely with other healthcare colleagues. They may also arrange hospital admissions and referrals to other services and specialists and they link with secondary and community services about patient care, taking advice and sharing information where needed.
We are also a training practice involved in the education and training of training doctors, and medical students. We have 3 GP mentors within the practice:
Dr Andrew Sykes – Responsible for FY2 (foundation year 2)
Dr Joanne Taylor – Responsible for GP Registrars
Dr Uzma Aziz – Responsible for Leeds University medical student placements
The Practice main address is:
Crofton Health Centre, Slack Lane, Crofton, Wakefield, WF4 1HJ
The branch surgery address is:
Sharlston Medical Practice, Clifton Road, Sharlston WF4 1AR
Our Mission Statement
To improve the health, well-being and lives of those we care for.
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
To provide high quality, safe, professional Primary Health Care General Practice services to our patient’s
To focus on prevention of disease by promoting health and wellbeing and offering care and advice to our patients
To work in partnership with our patients, their families and carers towards a positive experience and understanding, involving them in decision making about their treatment and care.
To be a learning organisation that continually improves what we are able to offer patients.
To treat patients as individuals and with the same respect we would want for ourselves or a member or our families, listening and supporting people to express their needs and wants and enabling people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
To work in partnership with other agencies to tackle the causes of, as well as provide the treatment for ill health and where appropriate involve other professionals in the care of our patients.
To encourage our patients to communicate with us by joining our Patient Participation Group, talking to us, participating in surveys, and feeding back and on the services that we offer
To ensure all staff have the competency and motivation to deliver the required standards of care ensuring that all members of the team have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently
To take care of our staff offering support to do their jobs and to protect them against abuse. We have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse.
To provide our patients and staff with an environment which is safe and friendly
To operate on a financially sound basis.
The PMS services provided by our GPs are defined under the Standard Personal Medical Services Contract. These services are mainly split into three groups:
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:
Ø GP consultations
Ø Asthma clinics
Ø Chronic obstructive airways disease clinics
Ø Coronary heart disease clinics
Ø Diabetes clinics
Our additional services include:
Ø Cervical cytology screening
Ø Contraceptive services
Ø Child health surveillance
Ø Maternity services
Ø Vaccinations and immunisations
Our enhanced services include:
Ø Childhood vaccinations and immunisations
Ø Diabetes Management
Ø Prostate Cancer Therapy
Ø Minor surgery
Ø Flu immunisation
Ø Minor injury service
Our Practice also offers services including:
Ø Child health and development
Ø Ear wax and syringing
Ø End of life care
Ø Spirometry (Lung tests)
Ø Medication review
Ø Men’s health
Ø Pregnancy testing and contraceptive advice
Ø Stop smoking support
Ø Travel advice
Ø Women’s health
Our Practice also provides services which are non NHS and are paid for by the patient. These services include:
Ø Insurance claims forms
Ø Non NHS vaccinations
Ø Prescription for taking medication abroad
Ø Private sick notes
Ø Pre-employment and HGV medicals
Ø Vaccination certificates
The Care Quality Commissioning (CQC) board, has visited and inspected the Crofton and Sharlston Medical Practice.
Our most recent CQC visit took place on Tuesday 6th October 2015. Please click on the text below to access the latest report for Crofton and Sharlston Medical Practice 2015 CQC report
Previous CQC inspection
Our previous inspection took place on Tuesday 8th July 2014 and the final report has now been received.
To read a copy of the report, please click to the right CQC 2014 inspection report
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