We are excited to announce that we will soon be launching the eConsult service for our patients. The service will be accessible via the practice website and will enable patients to access safe and efficient advice for their health conditions as well as consult with their GP from the convenience of their own home.
High Pastures currently serves a list size of over 11,000 patients, most of who live in Maghull immediately to the North of Liverpool.
High Pastures is a five partner Practice and employs two salaried GP's. Each GP has their own personal list of patients with flexibility for holidays and half days etc.
At present we employ Full time and Part time staff - Gill Kennedy - Practice Manager, Carole Morgan - IT Systems Manager, Lisa Burns - Secretarial Manager, Anna Dunne - Reception Manager, Tracey Fleming - Medical Personal Assistant, as well as 2 full time Admin/Reception staff and 7 part-time Receptionists, 2 full time Practice Nurses.
Practice Nursing Team
Our Nursing Team are highly skilled in Chronic Disease Management, and hold Diabetic, Asthma, CHD and COPD Clinics as well as routine practice nursing duties. They also undertake daily telephone triage consultations to assist the Partners with their workload in order to maintain and improve appointment availability.
District Nurses and Health Visitors affiliated to the Practice are based at the nearby Maghull Health Centre.
High Pastures is a large Georgian house built in Maghull which was renovated in 1986.The house was at some point divided into flats. It is one of Maghull's oldest buildings and is a well known landmark. The building comprises of 10 Surgeries on 2 floors, a spacious Common Room, 2 Admin rooms and a sizeable Reception area and 2 waiting rooms. There is also a large car park.
As part of the NHS commitment to providing more personalised care, from June 2015 all 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.
This will not impact your experience at the practice, the provision of appointments, your treatment or which GP you can see.
You may wonder why your named GP is not necessarily the one you see most regularly. Please be assured that you can still access all of our medical team in exactly the same way as before.
Having a named GP does not guarantee you will always be seen by that GP.
Please note the GP responsible for your care may be subject to change and reallocation in the future.
You can still see any GP of your choice but please bear in mind you are likely to wait longer to see a preferred GP rather than your named one.
You do not need to take any further action, but if you have any questions or wish to know your named GP, please speak to Reception.
GP's at the practice are the named GP for a number of patients that is proportional to their availability. Please note the other information in the general section. The practice may need to alter who your named GP is to reflect internal changes. You will be informed of this when you contact the surgery or need to book an appointment.
Changes from 1st April 2018:
Dr's Weston, Clarkson and Thomas need to reduce the number of patients on their list. However, all patients will still have a named GP.
Dr Nicholas Bennett will be joined the practice on the 1st April 2018. Dr Bennett is a very experienced GP and we are delighted to welcome him to the practice.
Some patients will have Dr Bennett as their named GP. Please refer to the general information section and note all patients can access all of our services as before.
Publication of GP Net Earnings
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The mean earnings for GPs working in High Pastures Surgery in the financial year ended 31st March 2018 was £91,500 before deduction of employee's superannuation contributions, tax and National Insurance. This is the average pay for the 3 full-time GPs, 3 part-time GPs and 3 GP locums who worked in the practice for more than 6 months during that year.
An inappropriate or offensive comment posted on Social Media is considered to be Zero Tolerance and action will be taken in accordance with the Zero Tolerance Policy.
Fire Arms Licence
The Practice has taken an ethical objection to the licensing of firearms to the public.
The Practice views the monitoring of firearms licence holders essential, but not a service that we provide.