In line with Best Practice, we will publish the monies the Practice receives to provide the services we provide and to 'buy' the care we arrange for our 4800 patients
Our overall Budget comprises 3 different elements; a budget to run the Practice, a budget to pay for all our prescribed medications and a budget to pay for the hospital care and ambulance use of our patients, including A&E and the Walk-In Centres
The budget we will receive to operate the Practice for 2014 / 2015 is £382,695. This is used for the doctors, nurses and staff salaries, together with our operating costs. Our operating costs include the purchase and maintenace of all Practice fixtures and fittings, including equipment such as our ECGs, examination couches and the equipment each doctor or nurse use daily, including blood pressure monitors. We also use this sum for our utility bills, including costs incurred in heating and lighting together with our telephone system and telephone call costs. The cost for purchasing all our paper, envelopes, postage and storage items such as medical record cabinets and administration storage together with the upkeep of the premises is also taken from this sum
Our Prescribing Budget for 2013 /2014 will be £686,406. The Practice uses this to fund the prescribing of clinically effective and evidence based medications, adhering to Best Practice and locally agreed prescribing practises.
Our remaining Budget relates to care we 'buy' for our patients from Secondary Care, including hospital services, District Nurse and Health Visitor services and Ambulances for emergencies and routine transport