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Average GP Earnings 2016/17

The average earnings for the GP’s working in Portugal Place Health Centre in the last financial year (2016/17) was £59,505 before taxation and national insurance. This is for two full time and seven part time GPs.

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TyneHealth is a GP federation representing all 29 practices in North Tyneside. They work in partnership with Commissioners, local hospitals, the third sector and our patients to provide community based medically-led services. You can read their monthly newsletters here.

Shared Decision Making

When you visit your doctor’s surgery you will often find that there are decisions to be made about your health and the treatments that might be available to you. This includes when you are choosing between different types of treatment or different ways of managing any conditions you have. When these decisions are made it is important that you are part of that process, so that you are able to come to the best decisions based on what is important to you.

Your doctor/nurse is an expert about health and health care. You are an expert in knowing about yourself, the impact that any conditions have on you, and what is important to you in treating your condition and in your wider life. When you and your doctor/nurse work together to share what you both know, and then use all of that information to come to a decision together, this is called ‘Shared Decision Making’.

In order for you to be involved in decisions about your care there are three key things you need to know; What are my options? What are the possible risks, benefits and consequences of each option? How can we make a decision together that is right for me? With shared decision making your doctor/nurse is there to support you by providing good quality information, helping you understand this information, and giving you support and guidance as you think about what is most important to you. This will help you to understand what choices are available to you, the pros and cons of each option, and then use that information to come to a decision together about the best option for you.

Patient Decision Aids

Patient Decision Aids (PDAs) are designed to help you decide which treatments and care options are best for you.

PDAs are useful because they allow you to pick out the things that are most important to you (your values) and make comparisons about how different treatments might affect these values. Patient decision aids have been developed for a number of common health care decisions and your doctor/nurse may use one or refer you on to one when you talk with them, or you might find it useful to look at one by yourself.  

Decision aids developed in the UK

An international inventory of decision aids   

Decision aids developed in the Mayo Clinic, USA

If you are looking for information about the risk of cardio vascular disease or Type 2 diabetes and ways in which those risks can be reduced these sites contains some useful information:

The Absolute CVD Risk/Benefit Calculator

Q Intervention

If you are looking for more general information about your health or health conditions then the NHS Choiceswebsite contains good quality information.

Friends and Family Feedback Results 2016-17

Friends and Family Survey

In April 2016 to March 2017 (inclusive) we received 74 responses and the results were as follows:

Q. We would like you to think about your recent experiences of our service. How likey are you to recommend our GP Practice to friends and family if they need similar care or treatment?

Average GP Earnings

The average earnings for GP’s working in Portugal Place Health Centre in the last financial year was £46,630  before taxation and national insurance. This is for two full time GP’s, seven part time GP’s and two locum GP’s who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Dr McColl Retirement

Dr McColl

Dr McColl has retired as of 1st April 2017. Everyone at Portugal Place Health Centre thanks him for his many years of dedicated service to the Practice and we wish him all the very best in his retirement.

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