Medicines Waste Campaign ( posted on Jun 3, 2016 )
An estimated £4.7 million of unused medicines are wasted every year in Norfolk and Waveney. Please click here for more information.
Publication of GP Earnings ( posted on Mar 30, 2016 )
The General Medical Services (GMS) contract is the contract between general practices and NHS England for delivering primary care services to local communities. The 2015/2016 contract requires all GP practices to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GP's working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in the Birchwood Medical Practice in the last financial year was £98289 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 5 full time GPs, 1 part time GP,and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
Welcome to Dr Ed Pinch ( posted on Nov 2, 2015 )
We would like to welcome Dr Ed Pinch to the surgery and wish him well for his time with us. Ed is standing in for Dr Everden for the next six months while he is away on sabbatical.
Dr Paul Everden Sabbatical ( posted on Sep 21, 2015 )
From the beginning of November this year, Dr Everden will be starting a six month sabbatical away from the surgery.
Paul is planning to take the time to travel to underdeveloped countries in both South East Asia and Africa. He also intends to further his own studies as there are two medical qualifications he wishes to attain.
He is sure you will not miss him as much as he will miss you!
Whilst Paul is away we have been extremely lucky to engage the services of Dr Ed Pinch. Dr Pinch has most recently been working as a doctor in New Zealand but has now returned to Norfolk – a county he knows well – where he used to be a partner at the Cringleford Surgery. By all accounts he was extremely well liked and respected by both patients and colleagues.
We look forward to welcoming Ed who will be looking after Paul’s patient’s for the six months that he is away.
New Trainee GPs ( posted on Sep 21, 2015 )
Birchwood has been teaching trainee GPs for many years and we are now very pleased to welcome three new trainees to the surgery - Drs. Lindsey Baxter, Ellie Barton and Hayley Bowron.
Our trainee doctors have regular bebrief sessions throughout the day with the Birchwood partners where consultations are discussed. Trainees also have free access to the partners to discuss complex cases whilst patients are in the surgery in order to ensure correct care and patient safety.
Named GP ( posted on Jun 4, 2015 )
All patients at Birchwood have a named accountable GP. If you are unsure who your GP is, please contact the reception team at the surgery.
Online Access To Records ( posted on Sep 30, 2014 )
Our practice is planning to offer patients the facility to view areas of their records online. The areas patients will be able to access will include a summary of information relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. As well as viewing this information, there will be the facility to download and print it. This will hopefully be available by 31st March 2015, subject to the availability of this service on our clinical system. Once the system is up and running, if patients do require online access to other areas of their record they will need to speak with the practice to facilitate this.
New Extension ( posted on Mar 26, 2012 )
The new extension to the surgery is now very nearly complete. The building works will see an additional four consulting rooms available together with a pharmacy which will be open for 100 hours every week.
We are all very appreciative to our patients for putting up with a considerable amount of disruption both in respect of car parking and access to the surgery itself. Likewise our staff have also coped with true grit and determination through loud noise, dust, the loss of telephones and computers to name but some of the aggrevations.
We hope that you will all be pleased with the new facilities which we feel helps prepare the surgery for the next few years to come.
New Online Facilities ( posted on Feb 4, 2011 )
Birchwood patients are now able to view, book and cancel their registered doctor appointments on the internet. They can also view and re-order their repeat medication on-line. For a guide and to register to use the system, please speak to our reception team who will be pleased to provide you with your username and password details.
24 Hour ECG Machine ( posted on Jun 29, 2009 )
The practice is delighted to announce that it now has a portable 24 hour ECG machine. This can be attached to patients whilst they continue with their normal daily routine, thus saving an initial journey to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital.
Medical Students ( posted on Sep 1, 2006 )
From September 2006, the practice will be teaching UEA medical students on Tuesdays and Fridays and will also host final year students for two separate two week periods before and after christmas.
Blood Pressure Machine ( posted on Aug 1, 2007 )
The surgery waiting room will soon see the addition of a blood pressure machine. The machine will be free for Birchwood patients to use - simply insert your arm and press the button. You will receive a print out showing your blood pressure and pulse.
To keep our records up to date as possible, all we can ask is that you note the details down on one of the sheets next to the machine and hand in at the reception desk. We can then update your records accordingly.