GP earnings

All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each Practice. The average pay for GPs working in Dr. Cakebread and Partners in the last financial year was £80372 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and […]

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New Out of Hours Service from 30th March 2017

Out Of Hours Service We are writing to provide information on the new Integrated Urgent Care service that goes live on 11:00am on 30 March. Jointly commissioned by NHS Bedfordshire and NHS Luton CCGs, the new service is designed to simplify access to urgent, but non-emergency care. The service will be run by Herts Urgent […]

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Self referral for physiotherapy

Did you know that you can refer yourself for physiotherapy via the Circle MSK service (they now manage physiotherapy, podiatry, orthopaedic, rheumatology, and pain clinic referrals in Bedfordshire)? There is no need to wait to see a GP to refer you if you feel you would benefit from physiotherapy. Click below to download the form. […]

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Care Quality Commission Report

You can read the full report issued by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) after their visit to the Practice in February – we only had one section that was considered by the CQC as ‘requires improvement’ this was because they consider that we do not have a high enough percentage of Carers recorded on our […]

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Informing Patients of their Named GP

Informing Patients of their Named GP From April 2015 all GP practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. Every patient at this practice has been assigned to one of the GP partners. Please be assured […]

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Telephone Appointments

We now offer telephone appointments. If you feel that your problem can be dealt with over the telephone e.g. a medication query or a renewal of a medical certificate please ask the receptionist for a telephone appointment. We may also ask the doctor to call you back if we have no available appointments left to […]

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Self care

We are a Self-care Aware Practice What is self-care? Self-care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes. As a Self-care Aware practice […]

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Repeat Prescriptions

If you collect your medication from a Pharmacy of your choice then please allow four clear working days after you have dropped off your repeat slip to allow the Pharmacy adequate time to dispense your medication. If you are collecting your prescription form only from the reception desk  and taking it yourself to a Pharmacy […]

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IT / ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS

STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR Dr Cakebread and Partners  New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments: Summary Care Record (SCR) GP to GP Record Transfers Patient Online Access to Their GP Record Data for commissioning […]

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NHS Direct

Please note that NHS Direct (0845 46 47) should no longer be used. For non-emergency enquiries please use NHS 111. Simply dial 111. This does NOT replace the usual Out of Hours number We now have a Facebook page that we will use as well as our Webpage to get information to our Patients. Please […]

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