Dr Gellia & Dr Balaraman

Dundas Street, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland SR6 0AB
Monkwearmouth Health Centre

GP Mean Earnings 2017/18

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.  However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading.  It takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the Practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings nor to make any comparison with any other Practice.  The average pay for GPs working at Drs Gellia & Balaraman in the last financial year was £118,984 before tax and National Insurance.  This is for 2 full time GPs who were working at the Practice for six months or more.

Merger of Dr Gellia & Dr Balaraman and the Roker Family Practice

On Tuesday 17th October 2017 the formal merger of Dr Gellia & Dr Balaraman and the Roker Family Practice will take place and our clinical systems will become one.

Following the merge, if you were a patient at the Roker Family Practice and registered for Patient On-line Access you will need to re-register.

Please call into the Practice with some photographic ID such as a passport or driving license and we will issue a new PIN.

GP Mean Earnings 16/17

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working at Drs Gellia & Balaraman in the last financial year was £81,425 before tax and National Insurance.

This is for 2 full-time GPs who were working at the practice for six months or more.

The National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

This practice is taking part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).

The NDA collects information about diabetes care from GP practices and hospitals and is used to help the NHS to improve care for patients with diabetes.

It is managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), working with Diabetes UK and Public Health England.

The information that the audit collects is controlled by law and strict rules of confidentiality.

The NDA only uses information about your diabetes care that is already recorded. For example, type of diabetes, latest blood pressure result and results of HbA1c, or eye screening tests. The NDA is not a research project. No extra blood tests, appointments or scans are needed.

You can choose not to take part if you have any concerns.

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse. They will make sure that this is noted on your medical records, so your information is not included. This will not affect your care in any way.

A patient leaflet, with more information, can be found at http://www.hscic.gov.uk/media/15870/Leaflet—Information-for-People-With-Diabetes/pdf/Patinfo_CoreAudit_leaflet_FINAL2.pdf

For further information please see http://www.hscic.gov.uk/nda  andhttps://www.diabetes.org.uk/Professionals/Resources/National-Diabetes-Audit/

Antibiotic Guidelines

We would like to inform you that GPs in this Practice do not prescribe antibiotics for infections which usually get better on their own such as colds and flu.  We would recommend you visit your pharmacist for advice if you are suffering from these sorts of conditions.