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The Practice is a “PMS” Practice. This means that the Doctors have a locally negotiated contract with the Primary Care Trust allowing them to concentrate on the provision of services that are a priority for this locality. The contractor agreement is NHS Warrington (details of primary medical services in this area may be obtained from NHS Warrington)

Accountable GP

The Practice is obliged to allocate an "accountable GP" to all registered patients (including children) who will be accountable for their care. Patients continue to be free to see any GP in the Practice.

Removal of Patients From Our Practice List

In exceptional circumstances we have the right to request a patient to be removed from our list. Examples of such circumstances include verbal or physical abuse, including threats or gestures, discriminatory abuse, intention damage to practice premises, sexual/racial harassment, stalking and inappropriate emotional attachment to the Doctor. Supporting or encouraging such behaviour is also seen as unacceptable and may involve the patient, a relative, a household member or pets (such as unchained dogs). Crime and deception, eg: fraudulently obtaining drugs, deliberately lying to the Doctor or other members of the healthcare team eg: by giving a false name or false medical history in order to obtain a service or benefit by deception, attempting to use the Doctor to conceal or aid any criminal activity, stealing, making a complaint, which is subsequently shown to be motivated by malice.

You would be informed in writing of this decision and the reasons for it. We would continue to treat you until you have been allocated a new doctor unless violence is involved when immediate removal would take place.

Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF)

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a system for the performance management and payment of General Practitioners (GPs) in the National Health Service (NHS). The QOF rewards GPs for implementing "good practice" in their surgeries.

Springfields Medical Centre is very proud to be a consistent high achiever and at our 2011 Practice review visit, Warrington PCT’s comments were:-

The PCT Qof lead felt that the Practice demonstrates excellent practice in its approach and overall the Qof team was impressed with the outcome of the visit. The GP Assessor noted that there are no areas of major concerns. Overall, the Practice has scored well in both the organisational and the clinical indicators and hopefully will be able to maintain and improve on good clinical practice in future.

GP NET EARNINGS - October 2018 - September 2019

All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (ie average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each Practice. Latest GP Net Earnings for accounting year Oct 18 - Sept 19

Type of GP Number of GP’s Net Earnings
F/T Contractor 3  
P/T Contractor 0  
Total 3 £ 213,455
Mean Earnings   £ 87,750


Please be aware that the following documentation is not covered by the NHS and the following fees apply to ALL patients.

Private Medical Examinations

The Doctors are happy to carry out medicals (such as for: Insurance and Driving Licence Medicals) by appointment outside surgery hours only. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. Please ask for the charges of these services.


Please also note that these letters MUST be paid for prior to collection. We require 7 to 10 days to complete forms/prepare non-NHS letters

Please be aware that the following documentation is not covered by the NHS and the following fees apply to ALL patients.

Please note that all letters/forms MUST be paid for in advance.

There are 4 levels of payments dependent on the time/investigations needed to produce a report.

Level 1 – Simple Statement of fact

To Whom It May Concern £30.00

Level 2 – Professional opinion required

Emplyer / Insurance Letters £45.00
Holiday Cancellation £45.00
Fitness to Travel / Attend £45.00
Housing Letter £45.00
PIP £45.00

Level 3 – More complicated, lengthy letters

Army £70.00
Adoption £70.00

Level 4 – More complicated letters for insurance

HGV/Taxi/Driving Medical £100.00

Other General Fees

Photocopies 0.35p
Private Sick Note £20.00
Yellow Fever Vaccines £60.00
Hep B Immunity (private blood test at WDGH) £8.20
Private consultations:-
GP (10 mins)
Nurse (10 mins)
Blood Test


*Updated on 26.10.2018*

Disclaimer: NHS England require that the net earnings of GPs in Practice be published, see above. However the method of calculating this data does not take into account the time each GP devotes to the Practice and therefore should not be used to compare one Practice with another or to draw conclusions about GP earnings in general.

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