Tranent Medical Practice Practice Profile as at January 2014 Location Tranent Medical Practice is a forward-thinking and innovative provider of primary care services. We are based in Tranent, East Lothian, which is an expanding town just 10 miles from the city of Edinburgh. We operate from Tranent Health Centre, a purposebuilt facility which is owned and managed by NHS Lothian. Practice Team Our doctors: 9 GP partners 1 Salaried GP Our staff: 1 Nurse Practitioner 3 Practice Nurses 1 Phlebotomist 1 Health Care Assistant 1 Practice Manager 1 Business Manager 17 Admin & Clerical Staff Other services available at Tranent Health Centre on a permanent or session basis: Health Visitors, District Nurses, Speech Therapist, Midwife, Keep Well. Practice Hours The practice is open from 8.00am – 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Morning surgeries run from 8am or 8.30am – 10.30am. There is then a break for coffee and practice discussion, followed by house calls and/or on the day appointments. Afternoon surgeries run from 2.00pm – 4.30pm, 3.00-5.30pm or 3.30 – 6.00pm Our GP’s carry out a mixture of early and late surgeries, and carry out the duty doctor function on a rota basis. The partners take part in the Extended Hours service, and either start at 7:30 or finish at 18:30 on their “Extended Hours” day. Practice List The list size is currently 13,800 patients, in a compact practice area covering the town of Tranent and the villages of Macmerry and Elphinstone. The list size has grown considerably over recent years due to several new housing developments. East Lothian has the highest growth forecast of any area in Scotland, and the list size is expected to increase further over the coming years. We are lead (and only) practice responsible for 2 care homes in the area - 1 nursing home and 1 residential home. Services The practice predominantly provides service to the NHS with a GMS Contract, but also carries out a small amount of private work. We achieve a consistently high number of QOF points, and also take part in a full range of Enhanced Services. Systems & Technology Our main systems are Vision and DOCMAN. We have a record of innovation in the use of medical technology, having been the first practice in the Lothians to install and use a surgery POD (an automated blood pressure checking system) which has carried out over 5000 checks in 18 months, and to utilize the Coaguchek blood testing device for Warfarin patients (now being adopted across all East Lothian GP practices). We have our own website (www.tranentmedicalpractice.co.uk) via which patients can order repeat prescriptions and book their routine appointments on-line. Future Developments NHS Lothian is in the process of building an extension to Tranent Health Centre, and this project is expected to complete in summer 2014. This will provide an additional 8 consulting rooms, which will allow for the expansion of the services provided at the Health Centre. The practice embarked on QPA in the summer of 2012. The practice currently trains 4th year undergraduates, and is also in the process of being accredited as a Training Practice. One of our GP’s is undergoing the registrar training course, and we expect to take on our first registrar in 2014. Outpatient Facilities Most of our referrals are made to the main hospital facilities in Edinburgh, but there are also local services at Roodlands - a small district hospital in Haddington, five miles from Tranent - which offers open access Radiology, Physiotherapy facilities and a range of outpatient clinics - e.g. Diabetes, Cardiology, Gynaecology, and Surgery.