Valens Medical Partnership at Lintonville, Ashington
Our Lintonville surgery, previously known as Lintonville Medical Group, is now part of Valens Medical Partnership, a single practice which also merged Wellway and Brockwell Medical Groups.
Our Lintonville surgery is a large and friendly facility located in the centre of Ashington, Northumberland. We’re close to the bus station and taxi rank and we have a patient car park.
New patients are always welcome.
Lintonville was formed in 1968 when a number of Family Doctors in Ashington came together to provide medical services to the community. The original principles of providing patient care of the highest quality through team work as well as being a Teaching Practice, are more evident than ever as we form part of the Valens Medical Partnership.
We are keen to support the NHS and provide training for all whilst ensuring we keep up to date with medical developments. The original house is now only used for administration purposes as a ground floor purpose-built extension provides disabled access to all our medical services, including NHS Community Staff such as District Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitors, Dietitian and Podiatry not to mention a hundred hour Pharmacy.
The GP Partners value their members of staff who are encouraged to develop skills and share ideas, thoughts and concerns which ultimately enhances the care provided to our patients.
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 £60,842 before Tax and National insurance. This is for three full time GPs, five part time GPs and one locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
The practice supports the NHS policy of Zero Tolerance which defines violence as:
“Any incident where staff are abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances related to their work, involving an explicit or implicit challenge to their safety, well-being or health”.
Violence and aggression towards a person may also be defined as:
“A physical contact with another person which may or may not result in pain or injury. The contact is uninvited and is an attempt to cause harm, injury or to intimidate. Non-physical aggression includes the use of language which causes offence or threatens the safety of a member of staff”.
The practice takes a serious view of any incidents of physical and verbal abuse against its employees and will support them, if assaulted, threatened or harassed, so long as the employee is correctly carrying out his or her duties.
Our practice staff are here to help you.
Our aim is to be as polite and helpful as possible to all patients.
If you consider that you have been treated unfairly or inappropriately, please ask to speak to a manager or supervisor, who will be happy to address your concerns.
However, shouting and swearing at practice staff will not be tolerated under any circumstances and patients who are verbally aggressive or abusive may be removed from the practice list.
Please help us to help you, thank you.