Last updated 26 April 2017
Dr Veena Sharma provides primary medical services to approximately 4800 patients from a two storey converted house in Slough, Berkshire. The local population has a high number of ethnic minority groups with a high proportion of these being non-English speakers. Overall, the combined localities score medium on the deprivation scale, indicating that many patients registered are affected by social deprivation. There are known areas of high deprivation locally within the practice boundary.
The practice is registered as a single GP provider (female). There are four locum GPs (one male, three female) who undertake regular sessions (whole time equivalent (WTE) of 1.7) and a further locum (female) who provides ad hoc sessions to the practice. Other staff include two female practice nurses (WTE 1.2), a small number of reception staff, a medical secretary and a practice manager. The practice has also recently been assigned a clinical pharmacist by Buckinghamshire Healthcare who works one day per week at the practice. The practice has recently appointed another member of the administration team who is due to start working in May 2017. The practice currently has a vacancy for a healthcare assistant.
The practice is open between 8am and 7pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8am to 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. The practice also participates in a scheme across Slough that provides evening and weekend GP appointments. These are available until 8pm each evening and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Most of these consultations are with Dr Sharma. Patients may also see a doctor who is not from the practice but who has access (with consent) to the medical records. These additional slots can be booked through the practice reception in the usual way but appointments are delivered at:
Crosby House Surgery, 91 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough SL1 3NY.
The practice has opted out of providing out of hours GP services. This is offered to patients of the surgery via the NHS 111 service. Details are provided on the practice website.
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