Welcome to The King Street & University Medical practice
Established in 1927, the King Street Medical practice is the largest practice in Lancaster with nearly 20,000 patients. We practice from two sites, one in the centre of the city and one on the campus of Lancaster University. We are an established training practice.
Our practice covers Lancaster, Torrisholme, Slyne, Hest Bank, Halton, Caton, Galgate and part of Quernmore as well as the entire University campus. Patients are welcome to attend either of our sites.
Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it more useful for our patients.
|The King Street Surgery|
38 King Street
Tel: 01524 541651
|University Medical Practice (University Campus)|
University of Lancaster
Tel: 01524 387780
As you may have heard, as a Practice we are working closely with neighbouring Practices and hoping to collaborate in the near future. Before we do this, we will be undertaking lots of consultation and engagement with our Patients and Staff and you will have an opportunity to have your say about our services, our organisations and our plans for the future. We are planning to undertake this over the Summer (2016) and hope you will join us and contribute. Many thanks for your continued support.
FROM MONDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2015 OUR APPOINTMENT SYSTEM IS CHANGING
All URGENT requests for appointments each day will now be initially assessed over the telephone by one of our ACUTE TEAM Nurse Practitioners.
Nurse Practitioners are all trained specialist nurses who have undertaken additional post graduate training in order to provide advanced nursing care and prescribe medication.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working at King Street and University Medical Practice in the last financial year ( 2014/15) was £45,430 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 4 full time GPs, 6 part time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
It should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice. It should not be used to form a judgement about GP earnings , nor to make any comparison with any other General Practice.
Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.
If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP please ask the Patient Services Team when you are next in the surgery.
For convenience if you have a medical card, your accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with. Patients registering over the last 2-3 years will not have received a medical card as these are no longer routinely sent when registering with a new GP.
Please note there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.
Where a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
The Friends and Family Test
People who use NHS services should have the opportuntiy to provide anonymous feedback.
The Friends and family test is such a tool to enable you to do this, take a look at the short film and see how you can provide your views anonymously.
if you attend the practice for an appointment you may recieve a text message after your appointment - a simple question asking your opinion on your recent visit. Or fill out out the Friends and Family Test form in reception and pop it in the box provided. We value your opinion which can ofen be used to improve services.
Download our practice App -FREE APP -
New look to ordering your repeat medication and booking appointments -see the links below
(Site updated 10/05/2016)