Statement of Purpose

This is a Statement of Purpose for the Buxted Medical Centre incorporating Manor Oak Surgery and East Hoathly Surgery, which sets out the following information: • The full name of the service provider and of any registered manager together with their business address, telephone number, and where available electronic mail addresses • The legal status of the service provider • Details of the locations at which the services provided for the purposes of the regulated activity carried on • Our aims and objectives in carrying on the regulated activity; • The kinds of services provided for the purpose of carrying on of the regulated activity • The range of service users’ needs which those services are intended to meet. The Buxted Medical Centre is a General Practice Partnership open to all patients living within our Practice boundary within Uckfield and incorporating the rural communities of Buxted etc . We work in partnership with our patients and our Patient Forum to provide medical care for our patients. We are a General Medical Services (GMS) 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. They also collect and record important information from other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of our patients. Our GPs are also involved in the education and training of doctors, practice staff and other healthcare professionals. Locations The Practice main address is Framfield Road, Buxted. East Sussex TN22 5FD. We have two branch surgeries. East Hoathly Medical Centre, Juziers Drive, East Hoathly BN8 6DZ 01825 8409543 Manor Oak Surgery, Horebeech Lane, Horam. Heathfield. East Sussex TN21 0DS 01435 812323 Our Mission Statement To improve the health, well-being and lives of those we care for. Vision 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 Aims To offer services that are: • Safe • Effective • Caring • Well Led • Responsive to patient’s needs • To provide high quality, safe, professional General Practice services to our patients • 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 Forum, 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 them support to do their jobs and to protect them against abuse • 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. Our Services The GMS services provided by our GPs are defined under the General Medical Services Contract. These services are mainly split into three groups: • Essential • Additional • Enhanced Essential services 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: • GP consultations • Asthma clinics • Chronic obstructive airways disease clinics • Coronary heart disease clinics • Diabetes clinics Additional services Our additional services include: • Cervical cytology screening • Contraceptive services • Child health surveillance • Maternity services • Certain minor surgery procedures • Vaccinations and immunisations Enhanced services Our enhanced services include: • Anticoagulant monitoring • Childhood vaccinations and immunisations (provided to higher specified standard) • Contraceptive coil fitting (IUD) • Extended minor surgery • Flu immunisation NHS Health Checks • Sexual health and C Cards Other services Our Practice also offers services including: • Child health and development • Dressing clinics • Ear wax and syringing • Ear micro-suction • ECGs (electrical heart trace) • End of life care • Epilepsy • Hearing Screening • Lung testing (spirometry) • Medication review • Men’s health • Mental health • Pregnancy testing and contraceptive advice • Ring pessary replacement • Stop smoking support • Travel advice • Women’s health Non-NHS Services Our Practice also provides services which are non NHS and are paid for by the patient. These services include: • Insurance claims forms • Non NHS vaccinations • Passport signing • Prescription for taking medication abroad • Private sick notes • Sports, pre-employment and HGV medicals • Vaccination certificates Practice Leads The Buxted Medical Centre is a Partnership and as such our responsibilities both Clinical and Managerial are shared between the Partners. If you wish to contact one of our Leads please email and in the subject box put the name of the person and topic that you wish to contact them about. Alternatively telephone either of our sites. Senior Partner – Dr David Wright- Practice Business, Legal and Contractual issues Practice Manager – Mrs Jackie Smith -Practice Business, Legal and Contractual issues, Staff, Patient Forum, Complaints. Caldicott Lead – Dr Sarah Perry –Data Protection Officer, Information Security, Confidentiality and Consent Clinical Governance- Dr Elizabeth Gill (Overview), Drs Elizabeth Gill and David Wright (GP Training), Drs David Wright, Elizabeth Gill and Sarah Perry and Mrs Jackie Smith (Significant Events) Safeguarding Adults- Mrs Helen Bovill, Advanced Nurse Practitioner supported by Dr Sarah Perry Safeguarding Children- Mrs Helen Bovill supported by Dr Sarah Perry Infection Control- Nurse Katie Aldred Health and Safety and Site Management and Safety- Mrs Jackie Smith.

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