Statement of Purpose

CQC STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Introduction

This is the Statement of Purpose for Beacon Medical Group. This is a regulatory document for the group which includes important organisational information. Typically, the Statement of Purpose is used by the CQC for inspection purposes but other audiences may find the information useful.

Our Vision

Beacon Medical Group was established on 1st April 2014 and provides GP services across Plymouth and South Devon. On 1st October 2018, we plan to merge with a neighbouring practice – Highlands Health Centre to support 43,000patients. Our driving force is that through scale we feel we can provide greater options for patients, including additional services and extended opening hours and greater sustainability for our workforce.

As one of the largest GP practices in Devon and Cornwall we are wholly committed to delivering clinical excellence and the highest level of customer service every step of the way.

We want to be a sustainable practice that thrives on innovation and want to work with our patients, carers, communities and partners as one team. In every encounter that a patient has with our team we expect them to be treated with compassion, dignity and respect. We also want to provide flexible and responsive care to patients – getting the right service to patients, done by the right person at the right time.

Our Aims and Objectives

  • To ensure a consistently high standard of care and to provide treatment that is appropriate at all times.

  • To prevent ill health, improve well-being and to provide services that improve local health outcomes

  • To deliver services that meet the needs of the local community and are in line with the vision of commissioners

  •  To continuously invest in training, technology and facilities which support our aims

  • To implement and monitor sound financial methodologies and practices which ensure the long term success of the business

Our Services

We are a Personal Medical Services (PMS) Practice offering primary care services for the diagnosis and prevention of disease. We help patients to manage and take an active part in monitoring their health, and preventing illness.
We operate over 6 sites as outlined in the appendix. We use a single clinical system which gives patients the choice, if they wish, to visit any one of our sites to access services. This isn’t our recommended option, as we believe that continuity of care is invaluable in providing the best possible care; many of our patients though do value the flexibility of being able to access any doctor at any site, perhaps closer to their work base or school.

Our doctors, nurses and wider clinician group are here for the patients and their carers to assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness. Services include screening for some diseases and promotion of general health and wellbeing. Our health professionals strive to support and represent patient’s best interests, and to ensure they receive the most appropriate health and/or social care. Our health professionals provide referrals and advice to direct patients, where appropriate to other Health Services, and work closely with other healthcare colleagues. We may arrange hospital referrals, admissions and referrals to other services and specialists within the community, who provide patient care, and which may involve sharing of information where needed. We also collect and record important information from other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of our patients.
We are a teaching Practice and our Doctors and Nurses are also involved in the education and training of Registrars, Medical Students, Practice Nurses, Practice Staff and other Health Care Professionals. We have also embraced a multi-disciplinary approach to treating urgent requests and employ clinical pharmacists, advanced paramedic practitioners and nurse practitioners.
In December 2015, we were announced as one of 15 Primary Care Home Rapid Test Sites which gives us more opportunity to shape the health and social care system around us. As a result, we are able to host a much broader range of support for our patients and able to provide enhanced care to some of our most vulnerable people.
More details on the full range of services we offer is included in the Appendix.

Appendices

  • Appendix 1: Provider address, including for service of notices and other documents

    Registered Address
    Beacon Medical Group
    Plympton Health Centre
    Mudge Way
    Plympton
    Plymouth
    DEVON
    PL7 1AD

    Business Telephone
    01752 346634 / 348884

    Email
    claire.oatway@nhs.net

    Legal status
    Partnership

    Locations
    We operate across six sites across Plymouth and South Hams. All locations offer services to the whole population. For the purpose of registration these sites are deemed as satellite sites.
    Each premises is a purpose built facility with access for disabled persons. We provide general practice with qualified staff including GPs, nurse practitioners, paramedics, clinical pharmacists and nurses on all sites. We also provide teaching for registrars and have healthcare assistants providing additional medical services.
    Each site has all the equipment required to meet its contractual obligations.

    Ivybridge
    Address: Beacon Medical Group
    Ivybridge Medical Practice
    Erme Terrace
    Station Road
    Ivybridge
    PL21 0AJ

    Telephone: 01752 690777
    Email: Claire.oatway@nhs.net

    CQC service types: Long-term conditions services (LTC)
    Doctors consultation service
    Doctors treatment service
    Diagnostic and/or screening service

    Regulated activity: Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
    Surgical procedures
    Diagnostic and screening procedures
    Maternity and midwifery services
    Nursing care
    Family planning service

    Registered Manager: Claire Oatway

    Ivybridge
    Address: Beacon Medical Group
    Highlands Health Centre
    Fore Street
    Ivybridge
    PL21 9AE
    Telephone 01752 897111

    Email Claire.oatway@nhs.net

    CQC service types Long-term conditions services (LTC)
    Doctors consultation service
    Doctors treatment service
    Diagnostic and/or screening service

    Regulated activity Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
    Surgical procedures
    Diagnostic and screening procedures
    Maternity and midwifery services
    Nursing care
    Family planning service

    Registered Manager: Claire Oatway

    Plympton
    Address: Beacon Medical Group
    Plympton Health Centre
    Mudge Way
    Plympton
    PL7 1AD

    Telephone: 01752 346634 / 348884
    Email: Claire.oatway@nhs.net

    CQC service types: Long-term conditions services (LTC)
    Doctors consultation service
    Doctors treatment service
    Diagnostic and/or screening service

    Regulated activity: Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
    Surgical procedures
    Diagnostic and screening procedures
    Maternity and midwifery services
    Nursing care
    Family planning service

    Registered Manager: Claire Oatway

    Chaddlewood
    Address: Beacon Medical Group
    Chaddlewood Surgery
    128 Bellingham Crescent
    Plympton
    PL7 2QP

    Telephone: 01752 345317
    Email: Claire.oatway@nhs.net

    CQC service types: Long-term conditions services (LTC)
    Doctors consultation service
    Doctors treatment service
    Diagnostic and/or screening service

    Regulated activity: Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
    Surgical procedures
    Diagnostic and screening procedures
    Maternity and midwifery services
    Nursing care
    Family planning service

    Registered Manager: Claire Oatway


    Glenside
    Address: Beacon Medical Group
    Glenside Medical Centre
    Glenside Rise
    Plympton
    PL7 4DR

    Telephone: 01752 341340
    Email: Claire.oatway@nhs.net

    CQC service types: Long-term conditions services (LTC)
    Doctors consultation service
    Doctors treatment service
    Diagnostic and/or screening service

    Regulated activity: Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
    Surgical procedures
    Diagnostic and screening procedures
    Maternity and midwifery services
    Nursing care
    Family planning service

    Registered Manager: Claire Oatway

    Wotter

    Address: Wotter Surgery
    Rear of Church
    Wotter
    PL7 5HN

    Telephone: 01752 839312 / 346634

    Email: Claire.oatway@nhs.net

    CQC service types: Long-term conditions services (LTC)
    Doctors consultation service
    Doctors treatment service
    Diagnostic and/or screening service

    Regulated activity: Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
    Surgical procedures
    Diagnostic and screening procedures
    Maternity and midwifery services
    Nursing care
    Family planning service

    Registered Manager: Claire Oatway

  • Appendix 2: Full breakdown of services

    The PMS services provided by our practice are mainly split into three groups.
    Essential
    Additional
    Enhanced

    Essential services
    The Practice must provide essential services for people who are sick, or perceive themselves to be sick with conditions from which recovery is expected, chronic disease management and general management of terminally ill patients.

    Additional services
    Our additional services include:
    Cervical cytology screening.
    Childhood vaccinations and immunisations.
    Child health surveillance.
    Contraceptive services.
    Maternity medical services.
    Vaccinations and immunisations.
    Certain minor surgery procedures.

    Enhanced services
    Our enhanced services include:
    Alcohol Consumption Screening.
    Anti-Coagulation Monitoring (INR).
    Coil fittings for contraception and menorrhagia.
    Dermatology screening and treatment
    Enhanced care home service
    Flu Vaccinations, including children aged 2-3 years.
    Glucose Tolerance Testing in Pregnancy.
    HPV.
    HRT.
    LARC.
    Learning Disability Health Checks
    Minor Surgery Incisions/excisions.
    Minor Surgery Joint Injections.
    MMR Catch-up Programme Vaccinations
    Multi-disciplinary team care co-ordination (Virtual Ward)
    Musculoskeletal screening and treatment
    Near Patient Testing.
    NHS Health Checks.
    Nurse Phlebotomy.
    Pertussis Vaccinations.
    Pneumococcal Vaccinations.
    Rota Virus Vaccinations.
    Shared Care Monitoring.
    Shingles Vaccinations.
    Timely diagnosis & support for people with dementia.
    Tissue Viability (Wound Care) for mobile patients.
    Tissue Viability (Leg Ulcers) for mobile patients

    Other services
    Our Practice also offers services including:
    Ear wax and syringing.
    ECGs (electrical heart trace).
    Lung testing (spirometry).
    Medication review.
    Men’s health.
    Mental health.
    Pregnancy testing and contraceptive advice.
    Stop smoking support.
    Travel advice.
    Women’s health.

    Non-NHS Services
    Our Practice also provides services which are non NHS and are paid for by the patient. These services include:
    Insurance reports and claims forms.
    Private medical reports.
    Non NHS vaccinations.
    Private sick notes.
    Pre-employment and Driving (HGV, PSV, Taxi, Elderly, Racing Driver, etc) medicals.
    Vaccination certificates.
    Completion of Certificates/Forms/Letters.

  • Appendix 3: Registered manager details

    Claire Oatway
    Chief Operating Officer
    Plympton Health Centre
    Mudge Way
    Plymouth
    PL7 1AD

    Email: claire.oatway@nhs.net