Text Messaging Service

Text messaging enables the practice to communicate with it's patients quickly and easily about booked appointments. All patients aged over 16 years will be eligible for the text messaging service. Please note that the text messaging service is limited to 16 years and over in order that adolescents can receive confidential consultations with a clinician here at the practice.

  • All patients with a mobile telephone number recorded with the surgery are automatically opted-in to the text messaging service.
  • Patients that DO NOT want the text messaging service will need to inform the surgery. To opt out of the service read the patient information leaflet available here and at the surgery. Please complete the opt out form contained with this leaflet, sign it and return it to the practice.

GP Average Earnings Publication

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 Shepley Health Centre in the last financial year was £58,494 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs and 3 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown above. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings 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 judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

Who is your GP?

All patients have a named GP who is responsible for patients’ overall care at the practice. If you wish to know who this is or have a preference as to which GP that is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

CQC Update

Many of our patients will be aware that we were inspected by CQC in August 2015. The report from CQC is now available here.

Opting out of Risk Profiling

Risk Profiling: how your NHS records are used
Privacy Notice
This practice is taking part in a new NHS service that helps your family doctor(GP) to spot whether you need more help to manage your health. The service is called “risk profiling”.
Using information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look at any recent treatments you have had at hospital or at this surgery, and any existing health conditions that you have, and alert your doctor to the likelihood of a possible future hospital admission. The clinical team at the surgery will use the information to help you get early care and treatment where it is needed.
The information will only be seen by qualified health workers involved in your care. NHS security systems will protect your health information and patient confidentiality at all times.
If you don’t want your information being used in this way, or have other concerns, please contact Melanie Hawthornthwaite, Practice Manager on 01484 602001