Last updated 18 July 2016
Roseworth Surgery is located in the Gosforth area of Newcastle Upon Tyne and provides care and treatment to approximately 5,131 patients from the Gosforth, Kenton, Fawdon, Wideopen, Seaton Burn, Jesmond, Benton, Longbenton, Killingworth and Kingston Park areas. It is part of the NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and operates on a Personal Medical Services (PMS) contract.
The practice provides services from the following address, which we visited during this inspection:
Roseworth Surgery, 27-29 Roseworth Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1NB.
The practice is located in a converted ex residential detached property. All reception and consultation rooms are fully accessible for patients with mobility issues. The practice does not have a car park but on street parking is available nearby.
The practice is open from 8.30am to 6pm on a Monday - Fridays ( extended hours are offered every Wednesday morning from 7am with doctors & nurses - however these appointments need to be pre booked).
The service for patients requiring urgent medical attention out-of-hours is provided by the NHS 111 service and Northern Doctors Urgent Care Limited (NDUC).
Roseworth Surgery offers a range of services and clinic appointments including chronic disease management clinics, cervical screening, antenatal care, childhood health surveillance and immunisations. The practice is a teaching and training practice and provides training for medical students and GP trainees (fully qualified doctors with experience of hospital medicine who are training to become a GP).
The practice consists of:
- Three GP partners (two male and one female)
- Two salaried GPs (one male and one female)
- Two practice nurses (both female)
- A health care assistants (female) & a career start nurse ( female)
- Nine non-clinical members of staff including a practice manager, assistant practice manager/secretary, administration and reception staff
The area in which the practice is located is in the eighth (out of ten) most deprived decile. In general people living in more deprived areas tend to have greater need for health services.
The average life expectancy for the male practice population is 79 (CCG average 77 and national average 79) and for the female population 83 (CCG average 81 and national average 83).
51.2% of the practice population were reported as having a long standing health condition (CCG average 56.9% and national average 54%). Generally a higher percentage can lead to an increased demand for GP services. 59.4% of the practice population were recorded as being in paid work or full time education (CCG average 60.5% and national average 61.5%). Deprivation levels affecting both children and adults were lower than CCG and national averages.