Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They ensure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish their findings, including performance ratings to help people choose their care.
From 1st April 2015, it is a contractual requirement for Practices to publish on their Practice website by the end of the financial year (31st March 2016), the mean (average) earnings for all GPs, working to deliver NHS Services to patients in their Practice relating to the previous financial year, ie 2014/2015.
The average pay for GPs working at St Paul’s Way Medical Centre in the last financial year was £50,000.00 before tax and National Insurance for 8 salaried GP’s, 2 working full time and 6 part time.
In the course of their employment or associated work with the Practice, staff may have access to see or hear confidential information concerning the medical or personal affairs of patients, staff or associated healthcare professionals. Unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer within the practice, on no account should such information be divulged or discussed, except in the performance of their normal duties. Breach of confidence, including the improper passing of registered computer data, will result in disciplinary action, which may lead to dismissal.
In addition, all records, including VDU screens and computer printouts of registered data, will never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them. VDU screens must always be cleared when left unattended and staff must ensure that they log out of computer systems, removing their password. All computer passwords are kept confidential. No unauthorised use of the Internet or email is allowed.
Information concerning patients or staff is strictly confidential and must not be disclosed to unauthorised persons. This obligation shall continue in perpetuity.