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Due to unforseen circumstances, the walk in blood clinic on Monday 4th November is not available. The next walk in blood clinic will be Tuesday 5th November. 

FLU CLINICS

Please click here to view our Flu Vaccination timetable for the 2019 season.

Carers and the flu jab - it is really important that as the main carer for an elderly or disabled person, you look after yourself.  Please book in for your flu jab.  It would really help us look after you, if you identified yourself as a carer when you are next in Practice.  Thanks

RESULTS OF 2019 PATIENT SURVEY

The national patient survey results are out and we are pleased to announce the we have scored really highly in all areas and have improved on the previous year.  Our results are higher than the national and CCG averages in nearly all areas. The survey found that:-

95% of patients find the reception team helpful
97% of patients said the professional they saw was good at listening
97% said they had trust in the professional they saw
99%  said their needs were met during their last appointment

If you want to view the full report, go to www.gp-patient.co.uk

It is a very pleasing result and demonstrates the commitment of all the staff at Northgate.

What is bowel cancer screening?

Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK and most people diagnosed are over 60 years old. Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage, before you notice any symptoms. Finding cancer early makes it easier to treat and can help save lives.

 

The bowel cancer screening kit is a simple free test you can do at home. You will need to collect small samples of poo and then return the kit for testing. The test looks for tiny amounts of blood in poo, which can be a sign of cancer.

 

What to do next

  • Contact the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Freephone Helpline on 0800 707 60 60 if:

    • You want to know more about bowel screening or have any questions or concerns about using the kit.

    • You did not receive your bowel cancer screening kit or you no longer have it and would like to ask for another free kit.

  • You can also visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/fob-test/ for more information.

  • If you would prefer to speak to someone at the practice please feel free to contact us.

Why not try to quit smoking in 2019! If you are a smoker with a long term condition it is really important you think about stopping. Not only can the symptoms of your long term condition decrease but your medication can also work more effectively. Yorkshire Smokefree Wakefield are a friendly service who have specialist advisors to help the people of the Wakefield district to stop smoking. The service is offering appointments at Pontefract Health Centre on a Thursday from 10am to 3pm to help you kick the habit and become smokefree. They can offer one to one appointments and specialist advice on the best product to help you quit, alongside support which will result in you being four times more likely to be successful rather than going it alone. Why not join the 82% of Wakefield residents and become smokefree!!! For more information log onto Yorkshire Smokefree Wakefield https://wakefield.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/ , phone the service on 01924 252174 to ask for an appointment or pick up a leaflet in reception.

GET YOURSELF ONLINE AND BEAT THE QUEUES!  If you need helping logging in with your password, please contact reception who will be able to help.

Listen to the Bear. (Please click the speaker at the bottom of the video that you are re-directed to.)

The law on how we process your personal data has changed.  There are new regulations called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  Please see our fair processing notice for adults and children under the Practice Policies tab on the right hand side.

Carers Packs.  We have put them together for Carers and the Elderly which contains a wealth of information on the services available to you.  To obtain a free copy of Northgate's carers pack enquire at Reception.

PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR ONLINE SERVICES.

Young Person's Telephone Advice Clinic - On Wednesdays between 12.00 noon and 12.30pm we run a young person's (13-19 year old) telephone advice line for dedicated advice on any matter that you would like to discuss with someone clinical on a totally confidential basis.  Please feel free to contact reception during these times and someone will help you.

ALL PATIENTS AT THIS PRACTICE HAVE A NAMED GP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR GP PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION OR DURING YOUR NEXT CONSULTATION.

Doctors

Dr Atul Patel

MB,ChB DRCOG 1986                                              Partner


Dr Patel works part time at the Practice.


He normally has a Surgery at the following times:-  Monday am, Monday pm, Tuesday pm, Thursday pm.


Dr Patel's special interests are Vascular and Gastroenterology.  Dr Patel also runs a minor surgery clinic every Thursday afternoon. He is a GPSi (GP with Special Interest) in Gastroenterology and performs endoscopy every week at our clinic within the Practice.   

Dr Rosario M Vega

MBBS, MRCGP (2010), MPH, DFSRH 1993          Senior  Partner         Other language Spanish


Dr Vega works part time at the Practice.


She normally has a Surgery at the following times:-  Monday am, Monday pm, Tuesday am, Tuesday pm, Wednesday am, Wednesday pm, Friday am, Friday pm.


Dr Vega's special interests are Cytology and Prostate Cancer and she runs the weekly coil and implant clinic on Tuesday afternoons. She is a qualified Trainer and works with the Trainee Physicians' Assistants, Registrars and medical students who work within the Practice.  She is also the Lead for Safeguarding and Child Health.

Dr Pauline S Riddett

MBBS(Hons) 2007, DFFP 2011, nMRCGP 2012     Partner


Dr Riddett works full time at the Practice.


She normally has a Surgery at the following times:-  Monday am, Monday pm, Tuesday am, Tuesday pm, Wednesday am, Wednesday pm, Thursday am, Thursday pm.


Dr Riddett is responsible for ensuring that as many appointments are made available as possible for patients.  She oversees the booking of locums to ensure appointment levels are sufficient when staff are on holiday or off sick. She is a Director on the board which represents all the Practices in the locality.  She is also the Business Lead in the Practice and makes sure the Practice is financially stable whilst providing the right service for our patients.   

Dr Kamal Ibrahim

MBChB MRCP (UK)  nMRCGP  DRCOG  DGM     Partner         Other language Egyptian


Dr Ibrahim works full time at the Practice.


He normally has a Surgery at the following times:-  Tuesday am, Tuesday pm, Wednesday am, Wednesday pm, Thursday am, Thursday pm, Friday am, Friday pm.


Dr Ibrahim is our newest Partner, joining us in 2014.  His special interest is diabetes and he runs weekly diabetic review clinics.  He is also our Prescribing Lead and is responsible for ensuring that the Practice is working in line with current prescribing guidelines in a safe manner for our patients.  He works with Dr Kemshell in ensuring that patients on our palliative care register are well cared for.  Dr Ibrahim also runs a minor surgery clinic every Thursday morning.

Dr Annette Kemshell

MBBS 2003  MRCGP 2012                                       Partner

Dr Kemshell works full time at the Practice.

She normally has a Surgery at the following times:-  Monday am, Monday pm, Wednesday am, Wednesday pm, Thursday am, Thursday pm, Friday am, Friday pm.

Dr Kemshell joined the Practice in March 2016. She has a special interest in mental health, dementia and learning disabilities and is also jointly responsible for the care of patients on our palliative care register.

She is a qualified trainer and supervises Trainee Registrars and qualified Physicians’ Associates.

She also runs the Patient Group that meets four times a year and works with them on any initiatives that improve the service we provide to patients 

Dr Adam Clark (m)

Qualifications  MRCGP                                              Contracted GP


Dr Clark works part time at the Practice.


He normally has a Surgery at the following times:-  Wednesday am, Wednesday pm, Thursday am, Thursday pm, Friday am, Friday pm.


Dr Clark carried out his last placement as a Registrar at Northgate before joining the surgery in August 2017.  He has an interest in prescribing issues and works jointly with Dr Brennan to ensure safe and efficient administration of prescription items.  The Practice has several initiatives concerning prescribing which need to be closely monitored.  Dr Clark also carries out tutorials for new Registrars who come to the Practice.

Dr Joseph Brennan (m)

Qualifications MRCGP                                               Salaried GP


Dr Brennan works part time at the Practice.                                 


He normally has a Surgery at the following times:-  Monday am, Monday pm, Wednesday am, Wednesday pm, Thursday am, Thursday pm.


Dr Brennan joined Northgate in September 2017. He is newly qualified and works jointly with Dr Clark on prescribing issues to ensure safe and efficient administration of medications.  Dr Brennan has an interest in teaching and training and he is already developing these skills within the Practice by carrying out tutorials with our Registrars.  He also carries out a part-time teaching role with medical students at a local University.  

Dr Suzanne Seddon (f)

Qualified 2014 MBBS                                                                          Salaried GP

Dr Seddon worked for the Surgery as a Registrar and joins us as a salaried GP from 7th August 2019.  She will be working part-time and her surgeries will take place on Tuesday am, Tuesday pm, Wednesday am, Wednesday pm, Friday am and Friday pm.

As well as providing a direct service to our patients, Dr Seddon will also help the Practice with ad hoc projects such as clinical audits, prescribing matters and chronic disease monitoring. 

She will be taking maternity leave from December 2019 but will be returning to us.

We are not a limited Partnership  

Training

The practice is a training practice and therefore has a GP registrar working in the surgery as a trainee, usually for a period of six months but occasionally for 12 months. Dr Davenport, Dr Vega and Dr Kemshell are responsible for their progress. We also have campus clinics medical students, intercalated students and Trainee Physician's Assistants. You will be notified and asked for consent if a student is to be present during your consultation.

Disclosure of Earnings

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 the Northgate Surgery in the last financial year was £94,975 before tax and National Insurance contributions. This is for 3 full time GPs and 5 part-time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

 
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