INFORMATION FOR OUR PATIENTS
DO YOU REALLY NEED TO GO TO CASUALTY?
Were you aware that Caddington Surgery (like every GP practice) now has a budget which covers all the medical care for our patients?
We are expected to manage this budget, and spend it wisely. New services and treatments could be provided locally if we could find savings for re-investment.
Every month we are sent the figures for our patients' admissions to hospital, and we also receive a report detailing patients who attends the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). We note that some patients attend A&E during the day with minor problems that we could have treated here in the Surgery. The average cost of a visit to A&E is £87, whereas the average cost of an appointment here is £22 - a saving of £65.
IF YOU THINK YOUR PROBLEM MAY REQUIRE YOU TO VISIT A&E, PLEASE DISCUSS THIS WITH OUR RECEPTION STAFF FIRST SO THAT WE CAN ADVISE YOU.