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If you require a GP or Nursing Appointment out of normal practice hours or general medical advice please call the Star 111 Service.  

STAR 111 Out of Hours Service

If you cannot get an appointment at your own GP surgery you can ask them to make you an appointment at one of our STAR GP centres. If you need to see or speak to a GP out of hours you should call NHS 111 to access the STAR service.

The STAR service offers appointments from 6pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 9.30pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.

One of our GPs or a nurse practitioner will ring you back and carry out an initial assessment over the telephone.

If required, the clinician will either consult over the telephone or offer a face-to-face appointment at one of our dedicated GP centres.

Patients accessing our service will always be asked for their consent to allow clinicians to view their electronic medical records, which will help us provide the most appropriate advice and care. Patients may also be referred onto other services more appropriate to their needs

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PATIENTS

SURGERY CLOSURE DUE TO GP TRAINING ON THE FOLLOWING DATES :-

* Tuesday 14th November 2017

* Tuesday 6th February 2018

THE LOCAL NHS HAVE ARRANGED FOR THE DOCTORS TO ATTEND TRAINING. THEREFORE THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12.30.P.M. ON THAT DAY UNTIL IT RE-OPENS AS USUAL ON THE FOLLOWING MORNING. PATIENTS CAN TELEPHONE 111 IF THEY NEED TO SPEAK TO A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL WHILE THE SURGERY IS CLOSED. 

 

Welcome to Endeavour Practice

The doctors and staff at the Endeavour Practice in Middlesbrough are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

Healthcare 100

In 2010, the practice was proud to be awarded the Healthcare 100 Award for the second year in succession. The award is based on confidential assessment of the practice by our own staff and means that we have been judged as one of the top 100 healthcare employers in the country. In 2009, the practice won two individual awards - Top Small Employer for Performance Management and Staff Development and Top Small Employer for Leadership.  

 

WE UNDERTAKE VARIOUS PRIVATE MEDICALS :- ENG1 MEDICALS, DRUG SCREENING MEDICALS, INSURANCE MEDICALS etc. & CAN OFTEN ACCOMMODATE PEOPLE AT VERY SHORT NOTICE.  

 ANNOUNCEMENT TO PATIENTS 14th March 2017        

 

As you may be aware, many GP practices are under significant pressure currently owing to extremely high demand for their services, a shortage of clinicians and severe shortage of funding. The shortage of GPs is particularly severe in Middlesbrough.

 

The Endeavour Practice feels particularly vulnerable owing to the spiralling service charge costs in the Cleveland Health Centre which compounds the severe financial situation.

 

We have explored different ways to insulate the practice from these risks and the partners agree that the best strategy for the future is to be a bigger practice.

 

Consequently, the Partners are delighted to announce that we plan to merge with another local GP Practice, Martonside Medical Centre. We plan for this to happen on 1 June 2017.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Why merge?

 

As two medium-sized Practices, we feel that our chances of survival are declining. A key part of the Government’s initiative “GP Forward View” is that we are to look to the future. Locally we feel that bigger Practices will be more able to meet the needs of our Patient population.

 

Why Martonside Medical Centre?

 

Martonside Medical Centre is an established Practice that we know well. We have worked with them on different projects over the years. They have privately rented premises which have not suffered the huge increase in service charges that we have suffered. As a merged entity, we will more chance of gaining much needed funds from the local NHS.

 

What does this mean for me?

 

We will run as two separate practices, there will be two separate patient lists and two separate sets of premises. However, the GPs will share responsibilities as well as sharing the risks that the current difficult financial conditions present. We will be stronger together.

 

Where can I be seen?

 

You can only be seen by at The Endeavour Practice. This remains your practice.

 

Will there be any staff changes?

 

There are no anticipated staff changes as a result of this merger.

 

Will there be any changes to the surgery’s opening hours?

 

No, these will remain unaffected.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

The average pay for GPs working in the Endeavour practice in the last financial year was £42,137 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

 

 

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