Updated 7 September 2018
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has been the registered provider for Alfred Squire Road Health Centre since 1 June 2016. The practice became part of RWT through a model of care called vertical integration. The model of care allows the practice to formally pool its resources and become a single organisation with RWT. For example, all staff were transferred to RWT and are salaried employees of the Trust. Vertical integration aims to improve care co-ordination between primary and secondary care.
Alfred Squire Road Surgery is a well-established GP practice situated at the health centre in a residential area of Wolverhampton. The ethnicity of most patients (82%) at the practice are white and the practice is in the fourth most deprived decile in the city. This may mean that there is an increased demand on the services provided.
At the time of our inspection, the practice had 8,400 patients. The practice premises have been extended and comprises of a single-storey building. Parking spaces for patients with a physical disability are located at the side of the premises. The building has level access for wheelchairs and pushchairs and automated doors to the reception entrance.
The practice does not provide an out-of-hours service to its own patients but patients are directed to the out of hours service, Vocare via the NHS 111 service. The practice provides services to patients of all ages based on a General Medical Services (GMS) contract with NHS England for delivering primary care services to their local community. Services provided at the practice include the following clinics; minor surgery, diabetic, hypertension (high blood pressure), immunisation and smoking cessation clinics.
The team of clinical staff at Alfred Squire Road Health Centre is made up of seven GPs (three female, four male). The GPs work a total of 39 sessions between them. Other clinical staff include an advanced nurse practitioner, four practice nurses, a trainee nursing assistant, two healthcare assistants and one clinical pharmacist. A practice manager, secretaries, clerical, administration, reception staff and an administration apprentice support the practice. There is a total of 29 staff working at the practice either full or part time hours.
Additional information about the practice is available on their website: http://www.drparkesandpartners.nhs.uk