Updated 23 August 2018
The Culverhay surgery is located in the market town of Wotton Under Edge and provides primary medical services to approximately 6,200 patients under a General Medical Services (GMS) contract. (A GMS contract is a contract between NHS England and general practices for delivering general medical services and is the commonest form of GP contract).
The practice provides its services at the following address:
The Culverhay Surgery,
Wotton Under Edge,
Information about the practice can be obtained through their website at:
The practice partnership includes two male GP partners. The practice also employs four female salaried GPs. The nursing team includes three practice nurses (one of whom is an independent prescriber) and a health care assistant. The practice management and administration team includes a practice manager, an IT manager and a range of administration and reception staff.
The Culverhay Surgery is also a dispensing practice. The practice was able to offer dispensing services to those patients on the practice list who lived more than one mile (1.6km) from their nearest pharmacy. The dispensary team includes a dispensary manager and two dispensers.
The practice is an approved teaching practice for qualified doctors training to become GPs and a training practice for medical students undertaking training to becomes qualified doctors. At the time of our inspection, the practice was supporting a GP registrar during their training.
The general Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) population profile for the geographic area of the practice, shows the practice is in the least deprived decile. (An area itself is not deprived: it is the circumstances and lifestyles of the people living there that affect its deprivation score. Not everyone living in a deprived area is deprived and that not all deprived people live in deprived areas). The practice has a higher than average patient population aged 65 and over.
The practice is registered to provide the following Regulated Activities:
- Diagnostic and screening procedures.
- Treatment of disease, disorder or injury.
- Maternity and midwifery services.
- Surgical Procedures.
- Family Planning.
The practice has opted out of providing out of hours services to its patients. Patients can access the out of hours services provided by CareUK via the NHS 111 service and are advised of this on the practice’s website.