At The Croft Surgery we are committed to helping train the doctors of the future.
For this reason we are actively involved in both GP training and medical student training.
On 22nd, 23rd and 28th June we will have two medical students shadowing the GPs and nursing staff.
From 3rd – 21st June we will have a 4th year medical student based at the practice.
From September – December 2019 we will have 3rd year and 5th year medical students based at the practice.
The students will spend time shadowing GPs and nurses, but will also see patients in their own clinics.
Student clinic appointments will be slightly longer.
The medical student will consult with the patient first, before one of the GPs will see the patient.
This is a great experience for the medical students and really helps them to develop their consulting skills.
We are very grateful to you for helping in this training process. However, if you do not wish to be seen by one of the medical students then please let Reception know either at the time of booking your appointment, or when you attend your appointment. Reception will then make the GP aware.
We know that patients who have an ongoing illness (for example ischaemic heart disease, diabetes, COPD, asthma or kidney problems) are the most at risk from smoking and stand to gain the most health benefits by quitting. Two out of three smokers would like to stop.
Smoking cessation help can be accessed from your local pharmacy. Find your local services by searching here .
Alternatively you may text “pharmacy STOP Home Address Postcode” to 80011
There is an extremely useful website which highlights the benefits of stopping smoking, provides some useful tips to stop smoking, and answers frequently asked questions.
If you would like help from the surgery with quitting then please do not hesitate to raise the subject with your GP or nurse.
Please note that GPs and pharmacies no longer routinely supply nicotine replacement therapy – after two weeks patients must purchase their own supply and self-care. An exception to this is made in the case of pregnant ladies who can obtain a twelve week supply to help them on their way.
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 in Kirkbride Surgery ( The Croft Surgery) in the last financial year (2017/2018) was £31,176 before tax and National Insurance . This is for 4 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
If you are concerned about your weight , did you know that we can refer you to weight management sessions? You do not necessarily need to see a doctor first.
We are able to refer patients to Slimming World for a free 12 week course (registered patients with a BMI of over 28)
Alternatively, we can refer you to the local Chance 2 Change team. The referring GP will need to verify that you are medically fit to participate in a prescribed weight bearing exercise programme.
If you think that you would like some support with losing weight, please contact us. A GP can make a referral after checking your medical notes – if they need to see you first then we will be in touch to arrange an appointment.
There are services that patients can refer themselves to without seeing a GP first; this saves you time and avoids unnecessary appointments. Please ask at reception. We can print out a referral form for you.
Services that you can access in this way, without the need for a GP appointment first include First Step, (talking therapy for adults, suitable for anxiety and mild depression, panic attacks and trauma following an incident) Podiatry, for foot problems and Physiotherapy.
If the practitioner you see believes that you would benefit from more specialist services, then they will contact the appropriate clinician for you.
Tuesday 19th March 2019 10am to 2pm The Market Hall, Church Street, Wigton, CA7 9AA
You are invited to a free, informal, half day course to support your recovery and rehabilitation after cancer. The focus of this event is the psychological and emotional consequences of going through cancer diagnosis and treatment. However, the content is flexible and your priorities will be discussed. Family and friends are welcome. Lunch & refreshments provided.
If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact us on 07810 153 914, or email [email protected]. You can also book through your Specialist Nurse. If you are unable to attend but would be interested in future events, please contact us using the above details.