Dr Peter Devlin
Dr Fazila Baiyat
Advanced Nurse Practitioners:
|Advanced Nurse Practitioners, or ANP's, are clinicians who have trained as Practice Nurses but have up-skilled. These clinicians are available in the practice alongside doctors and can complete most of the major tasks that a GP can, such as providing prescriptions, referrals and expert clinical advice. If you speak to a GP, they may ask you to come and see one of our ANPs face to face, who will be able to help you with most medical queries and problems.|
|Practice Nurses are qualified, registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The Practice Nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions (e.g. asthma or diabetes) and minor ailments, and carry out cervical smears.|
|Healthcare Assistants support Practice Nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.|
The Practice Manager is responsible for the administration, organisation and management of the Practice. They are responsible for the financial management of the Practice, and ensuring the wellbeing of patients, doctors and staff.
Our administrative and reception staff are there to help you. They have extensive knowledge of the facilities and services available. When telephoning for medical attention the Receptionist may ask for a few details, this will enable them to help you in the most appropriate way. Please be assured that the rules of confidentiality apply equally to all Practice staff.
Clinical Pharmacists are health professionals who train for many years to become specialists in medicines. They work directly with you to make sure your medicines help you to get better and to stay well. You can ask to see a Pharmacist when you need expert advice on your medicines; including if you have a long-term condition, to make sure the medicines you are taking are working for you.
District Nurses can visit adult patients who are confined to their homes. The District Nursing team are able to help with many short- and long-term conditions and will carry out an assessment of need and agree a plan of care. Their skills include wound care, palliative care (for people who are terminally ill), continence problems, some injections and long-term health care (e.g. for people with diabetes or Chronic Heart Disease). They can be contacted on(01273) 242006. However, please note patients cannot self-refer - a request for District Nurses to visit must be made via a nurse or doctor.
Health Visitors are qualified Nurses with specialist training and experience in promoting better health. The Health Visiting Team aims to enable individuals and families to manage their own health and provide support as needed especially for those with young children, provide care and advice for parents/guardians of children from birth to five years and may also be contacted for advice during pregnancy. In addition to home visits, the Health Visitors run drop-in clinics with Early Years Visitors at South and North Portslade Children's Centres where parents can get advice, guidance, information and support. Health Visitors in this area work geographically and are based at several different sites. The Health Visitors in the Under Fives Team based at Mile Oak Medical Centre cover the BN41 postcodes (and BN42 for patients registered with a Portslade GP). For details of clinic times or advice please ring (01273) 426216.
We want our approach to roles to provide flexibility for our staff. We appreciate that Primary Care is a changing environment, and want our offer to align with your development, interests and out-of-work commitments. We can offer any number of sessions, working in a stable, supportive team environment across multiple sites in Brighton, while allowing for the flexibility to support a portfolio career. We will do our very best to accommodate what works best for you. Our offers include:
Traditional Salaried GP role: Participating in all aspects of clinical delivery within several GP Practices, we have sessions available throughout the week to suit your personal timetable.
Clinical leadership: Combining your role as a GP with developing your clinical leadership skills, working in partnership with Here Ltd, by supporting local initiatives, (such are developing “back office” teams, shared across Practices) and national programmes of work.
Retainer: If you are returning to work after a break, or simply need to work in a supported way, you can work up to 4 sessions per week with us as a retainer. The national retainer scheme has some great benefits, including additional support from a GP trainer or mentor. Eligible GPs can also receive an annual supplement that can be used to support professional and indemnity expenses.
Newly Qualified: Creating a timetable with time for learning and reflection, as well as regular scheduled time with a named GP mentor, for people who have just completed their VTS and want some additional support in their first 1-2 years, post-qualification. The structure of this can be tailored to fit your needs, so please contact us to arrange an informal visit.
Co-designing a bespoke service to care for elderly/frail people: We are looking for someone interested in this area to hold a small list of patients with identified specific needs, to co-design and run a new, bespoke service for our frail/elderly/housebound patients with us.
School hours: We can offer you "school hours" sessions (e.g. 9:30am - 2pm) allowing you to work flexibly around "the school run”.
Flexible timetable: We may be able to accommodate a more bespoke timetable if needed, such as only working during term time, or keeping whole days free with regular sessions in the evenings or at weekends (in our Extended Hours Service).
Our package is competitive, flexible, and dependent upon experience. Please contact Lindsay Coleman to find out more information and arrange an informal visit to the Practice to meet the team.
GP Net Earnings
All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients. The average pay for GPs working at Benfield Valley Healthcare Hub in the last financial year was £29,634, before tax and National Insurance. This was for 4 part-time GPs and 1 part-time locum GP (who worked for the Practice for more than six months).