Welcome to Throckley Primary Care

Drs. Grainger, Joughin, Jones, Blaylock & Forbes

Dr Grainger Leaving – Message Book

Dr Grainger Leaving – Message Book
As you may all be aware Dr David Grainger is sadly leaving the Practice. His last working day will be Friday 10th June 2016, however, all of the staff are meeting with Dr Grainger on 30th July for a farewell party.
If you would like to leave a message for Dr Grainger, there is a “Message Book” in Reception, please ask a Receptionist if you would like to do this. The “Message Book” will be presented to Dr Grainger on 30th July 2016.
Thank you

Sure Start Family Fun Days Summer 2016

Sure Start Family Fun Days for Summer 2016
From 1-3pm on the following dates with the usual activities and the play bus located behind Throckley Primary Care:
1 June
27 July
3 Aug
10 Aug
17 Aug
24 Aug
Please try and bring the family along for a fun day out……..

Patients Who Did Not Attend Appointments – April 2016


 Number of patients who DID NOT ATTEND (DNA) appointments:-

 GP – 59 Appointments   (13.5 HOURS)

NURSE – 42 Appointments (7 HOURS)


 Please help us to help you. If you no longer require your appointment, please contact the Practice and cancel your appointment. Thank you.

Patient Participation Group

The next PPG Meeting will be on Thursday 23rd June 2016 9.30-12.00 noon.  If you would like to join this Group please pick up a registration form at Reception.  Thank you.

Throckley Primary Care Nett GP Earnings

Throckley Primary Care net GP earnings
NHS England require that the net earnings 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 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.


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 this practice in the last full financial year was £37,666 before Tax and National insurance. This is for one full time GP, six part time GPs and two locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Letter from Dr Grainger

Please see a letter to all patients from Dr Grainger.  Message from Dr Grainger

Online Services

New Online Service……….

You can now register for Online Services with our clinical system provider SystmOne.  Please call in at Reception and pick up a new registration form.  You will need to provide TWO forms of ID to register for this service.  One must have photographic evidence e.g. Passport, Driving Licence and the second should confirm you live at the registered address.

You are now able to view your Summary Medical Records (current medication, allergies & adverse reactions) online as well as booking an appointment and ordering your repeat medication.  Registration forms available at Reception.

Services you can do online:-

  • Book an Appointment
  • Order your Repeat Prescription
  • View your coded Medical Record


 In the very near future Throckley Primary Care will be sending patients who have a mobile telephone, a confirmation text and a reminder text of their forthcoming appointment at the Practice.
This is to help us to deal with the current problem of patients who do not attend for their appointmeNts. Please help us to help you and cancel any unwanted appointments so other patients can use this time.
If you would like to “opt out” of receiving a text, please let a Receptionist know and you will be exempted from this service.
Thank you

Use your NHS Wisely


Calling an Ambulance:  £240.00

Stepping into A & E:   £111

Stepping into your GP Surgery:   £32.00

A call to NHS Direct:   £16.00

A click on NHS Choices Website:   £0.46

The NHS is free at the point of contact for everyone and we need to keep it that way.   We need to keep it publicly owned, publicly run, free at the point of contact and run as a service for people not profit. 

Please use your NHS Services wisely 

Extract of Fit Note Information

The Department of Health has advised us that at the end of January they will begin extracting information on Fit Notes (formerly called Sick Notes) from patient medical records. This information will be anonymised so individuals will not be identified. The data is being collected on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions to:

  • Undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of the Fit for Work programme
  • Help identify geographic level differences in return to work so that national and local providers can respond to provide appropriate services.

The surgery has no power to prevent this data extraction which will be retrospective to December 2014 and will continue until August 2018. Individuals may, however, opt out by completing the opt out form available under the Care Data section on this website or at reception.


To see a GP or Nurse please telephone us on (0191) 264 1014 or come into the Practice to book an appointment.  You can also book an appointment and order your repeat prescriptions ONLINE at systmonline.tpp-uk.com.  To register for the online service please ask for a registration form at Reception.