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Parkgate Medical CentreTel: 01709 514501
Thorogate Medical CentreTel: 01709 529875
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Private Medical Fees
Although not a service directly for patients, GP training is nevertheless an important part of what we do. In addition to training GP Registrars we have junior hospital doctors (Foundation Stage) working in the surgery for 4-month attachments and we also take on medical students from Sheffield teaching hospital who attend for short-term attachments during the year. This page is really aimed at GP Registrars, junior doctors and students who want information about Parkgate Medical Centre.
Usually a GP Registrar is based at the practice for about six months to a year, learning ‘on the job’ what General Practice is all about, and making the transition from being a hospital doctor to becoming a community GP. The Registrar takes a full part in the running of the surgery.
Parkgate Medical Centre has been a training practice since 2012, when Dr Anand Barmade became our GP Trainer. We are part of the Rotherham Vocational Training Scheme for GPs.
The FacilitiesWe believe Parkgate Medical Centre provides an ideal environment for training GPs. The extensive modernisation and extension of the premises in 1992 and further development since then, and the building of our branch surgery in 1999, has provided the following facilities:
* A consulting room specifically for the GP Registrar(s) at both sites* One large and well-equipped treatment room, with facilities for minor surgery, in-house physiotherapy, mental health practitioners, health trainers and dietetic services* A spacious open-plan reception area and waiting room* Disabled facilities, including a disabled toilet and all consulting rooms at both premises
Most GPs develop areas of special interest, to complement their basic GP work, and our GPs are no exception. Dr Barmade has interest in teaching/training, chronic disease management, diabetes/endocrine and nursing home care.
Dr Ravi has special interest in female health and family planning.
Dr Mariadassou has a special interest in
GP principals no longer have a contractual obligation to provide 24 hour care for their patients (this obligation ceased at the end of 2004, when GPs became able to ‘opt-out’ of out-of-hours care). However, experience of how GPs work out-of-hours is still a vital part of any GP Registrar’s training, and a Registrar will usually be expected to take some part in the local Out-of-Hours Service, sitting in with an experienced doctor in the Primary Care Centre, or out on the road doing visits.
TeachingAll members of the surgery are involved in the teaching of GP registrars, F2 doctors and medical students. A programme of tutorials is arranged by the GP trainers, and the teaching is provided by the member of staff most appropriate to the topic.The practice has video recording equipment for consultation analysis, and the Registrar is encouraged to participate in all practice matters, and to attend all meetings, both business and clinical.And Finally...We pride ourselves on being a very friendly practice. The doctors are friendly and very approachable - an ideal opportunity to openly discuss problems and share experiences, and one which we all value greatly.
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