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Change to Services ( posted on Oct 4, 2017 )

NHS England have withdrawn our contract for extended hours, therefore we are no longer able to provide a late surgery on Monday evenings.


However ther is provision for our patients to be seen at the Better Access surgery on Saturday mornings at Churchfield Surgery in Sleights.


These are pre-bookable appointments and can be booked via Staithes Surgery.


These surgeries are covered by local GPs and Practice Nurses.


If you wish to book an appointment for this service please speak to our receptionist.

Staithes Surgery GP Earnings 2015/16 ( posted on Feb 2, 2017 )

NHS England requires that the net earings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below.


However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earning is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgment about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with other practices.


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.


The average pay for GPs working in Staithes Surgery in the last financial year was £65,096 before tax and National Insurance.  This is for 2 full time GPs amd 1 part time GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.

NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM ( posted on Jan 27, 2017 )

We have a new telephone system at Staithes Surgery.


When calling the Surgery patients will now be greeted with an automated message giving the following options;


Press 1 if your call is an emergency

Press 2 for the repeat prescription line

Please hold to speak to the receptionist


Our lines are open from 8am - 6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am - 1pm on Wednesdays

The emergency line is open during these hours. 


The prescription line is open 10.30am - 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10am-12noon on Wednesdays.


The reception line is closed between 1pm-2pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday


There is an online service for patients available for booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions.  Please see reception to register for this service.  

CQC Report - Overall Rating for Staithes Surgery ( posted on Jan 26, 2017 )

Following our inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 14th November 2016 we have received our report with an overall rating of Good in all areas.


We were pleased that CQC recognised the care provided to our patients and the high level of patient satisfaction, we would like to thank you for your continued support.


The full report will be published on-line and can be accessed via the CQC website www.cqc.org.uk 


The Overall Rating summary is displayed in the waiting room and can be accessed on the documents page of this website.

GP Registrars ( posted on Jan 16, 2017 )

Dr Mo leaves us at the end of January after a successful 6 months.  We wish him well for his future.


Dr Alexander Newton joins us for 6 moths from 1st February.


Dr Lydia Gallagher will then be with us for a year from 1st August.


These are fully qualified doctors completing thier specialisation in General Practice under the supervision of Dr Rigby.


As part of thier training they have longer consultations, they sometimes consult with one of the GP Partners and sometimes video their consultations.

Autumn News Letter 2016 ( posted on Nov 4, 2016 )


As advised by the British Medical Association (BMA) we are unable to provide treatment for Dental problems/infections, the General Medical Council (GMC) requires doctors to have appropriate skills for any treatment they offer.  We would advise patients with dental problems to contact their registered Dentist in the first instance however, GPs can provide advice to ascertain that the condition requires only dental treatment.    If you do not have a registered Dentist and access to emergency dental services can be arranged by contacting NHS 111.

Prescriptions received from a Dentist (Yellow Form) should be taken to a pharmacy to be dispensed not presented at Staithes Surgery dispensary.

Ref: “Patients presenting with dental problems: GP Responsibilities, BMA, December 2005”

Better Communication ( posted on Feb 23, 2016 )

We want to get better at communicating with our patients. We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you. if you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know.


We want to know if you need information in braille, large print or easy read.


We want to know if you need British Sign Language unterpreter or advocate.


We want to know if we can support you to lipread or use hearing aid or communication tool.


Please tell the receptionist when you arrive for your next appointment, or call us.


Thank You




The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will start to collect fit note data from GP systems across England in February 2016 and will publish the data from spring 2016.  The first data collection will include fit notes issued from December 2014 but this will exclude data about patients who have objected to identifiable dadt about them leaving the GP practice for purposes beyond their direct care prior to the time this first collection is made.  Data collection for any patient who registers an objection subsequently will be excluded from the point this is registered.

We are legally required under section 259 (5) of the Health and Social Care Act to provide the data in the published Data Provision Notice.


For further information about the collection of anonymous fit note data please ask for Vicki Upton at the surgery.  

Training Practice ( posted on Sep 4, 2015 )

Dr Rigby has spent this year undertaking additional teaching qualifications in order for the surgery to become a Training Practice.


This means that from next year we hope to have an additional junior doctor in the practice undertaking their Post Graduate Training in General Practice.


They will be qualified doctors (not medical students) seeing patients on their own bur under direct supervision of Dr Rigby and Dr Croft.


They will provide additioanl appointments and extra capacity for seeing patients.


They will have longer appointments.


They will generally be on 6 month attachments.


We will be explaining in more detail at the Patient Participation Group meeting on Tuesday 29th September if you have any questions.


Drs Rigby and Croft

New Docment added - Statement of Intent Staithes Surgery ( posted on Sep 29, 2014 )

Please see "Our Documents" page

Important Information about how your Medical Records are used ( posted on Jan 21, 2014 )

NHS England has started a campaign to raise awareness of the new national care.data programme.


You should have received or will shortly receive a leaflet to your home address, please read this important information.



Care.Data in Summary

Information about you and the care you receive will be shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.


It is important that the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. The aim is to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help provide a full picture. This will allow the NHS to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so they can see what has worked best.


Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected.


Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others,such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.



How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.



We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.


Your personal confidential data will be automatically shared - if you wish to opt out / dissent then please complete the Patient Dissent Request Form which can be downloaded here or you may collect one from reception.


More information can be found at;



NHS Choices - information sharing


Please contact the reception desk if you have any further questions.




Patient Information leaflet 


New GP Partner to join the Practice ( posted on Nov 21, 2013 )

We are pleased to announce that on 2nd January 2014 Dr Richard Rigby will be joining Dr Croft in partnership of Staithes Surgery.


Dr Rigby has provided the following background information about himself for patients and staff;


" I am really excited about coming to work at Staithes in the new year.


I am 47 and was brought up in South Yorkshire and trained at Newcastle. 


I have lived in Guisborough with my wife, Carolyn and children (Alice 16 and Aiden 14) for the last 10 years.  I have worked as a GP in Cleveland for 17 years and have also spent 15 yaers in the TA, 2 years in an African bush hospital and more recently have also been a manager at James Cook and in the PCT.


Medically my interests are in diabetes and infectious disease.


When I'm not at work I like to get outside - cycling, running and sailing (at Scaling Dam)


Staithes is going to be very different to some of my previous work but I am looking forward to a new challenge and meeting you all properly"



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