INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ROWAN TREE PRACTICE
Please see the notice on the home page of the website for up to date information regarding the interim arrangements since the fire at the practice.
Car parking is available for patients using the health centre. Please park thoughtfully and respect the double yellow lines and the spaces designated for doctors and the disabled. Please note that the practice has no jurisdiction over the fees levied for using the car park.
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is published 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 comparisons with any other practice.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Rowan Tree Practice practice in the last financial year (2015/16) was £82,285 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs and 3 part-time GP's who worked in the practice for more than six months, this figure is before payment of tax, national insurance, employee pension costs and practice expenses.
Thinking of starting a family?
If you are thinking of starting a family it is wise to check the following items first:
Have a blood test to check your RUBELLA IMMUNITY. If you are not protected your baby may be severely affected should you come into contact with this disease.
Have a CERVICAL SMEAR to ensure the cervix (neck of the womb) is healthy as some conditions of the cervix are difficult to treat during pregnancy.
Some other items to which you should give serious consideration are:
SMOKING - STOP NOW.
ALCOHOL - For a healthier baby, reduce your intake to a minimum before and during pregnancy and while breast feeding.
WEIGHT - Try to get to your correct weight before becoming pregnant as you will have fewer problems with conditions such as backache and it will be easier to regain your figure afterwards.
FOLIC ACID - Tablets can be obtained from the chemist and should be taken before conception and for about three months into the pregnancy. This has been shown to reduce the risk of foetal abnormality.
AVOID - CAT LITTER because of the risk of toxoplasmosis.
SOFT CHEESES and PATES because of the risk of listeriosis.
RAW EGGS and CHICKEN that has not been properly de-frosted. Ensure that both of these are cooked thoroughly before you eat them. That will reduce the risk of salmonella.