Mission Statement

Statement of Purpose/Mission Statement

Date Reviewed:  January 23

Review due:  January 24

Statement of Purpose

The name and address of the registered provider is Dr Davis and Partner.

Marple Bridge Surgery, Town Street, Marple Bridge, Stockport, SK6 5AA

0161 427 2049

[email protected]

CQC provider ID          Marple Bridge Surgery

Registered manager:  Dr Bryden Davis

Practice manager:      Mrs Heather Underwood

Marple Bridge Surgery is a partnership.  There are 3 partners and 3 salaried GPs:

Dr Jane L Wright         – MBChB, nMRCGP, BSc, DRCOG, DFFP (Manchester 2004)

Dr Bryden Davis          – MBBS MRCGP (York 2011)

Dr Samuel Pulman      – MB BChir (Cantab) MRCGP

Dr Amy J Sutton (Salaried GP) – MBChB, DRCOG, nMRCGP, DFFP (Manchester 2006)

Dr Constanze Berchtold (Salaried GP) – State Exam.  MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP (Wurzberg 1993)

Dr Christina Perry (Salaried GP) MRGCP MBChB (Warwick 2012)

Practice Nurses:

Mrs Lianne Gilson       – RGN

Mrs Bethany Nesbitt   – RGN

Mrs Samantha Brady  – RGN

The surgery is rented property within an old established building, located in the village centre.  There is local parking.  All the clinical patient areas are on the ground floor with disabled access and there is administration in the lower level.  Marple Bridge Surgery is a training practice.

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (The Care Quality Commission (Registration) regulations 2009 Part 4), the registering body (Marple Bridge Surgery) is required to provide to the Care Quality Commission a statement of purpose.

Our purpose is to provide people registered with the practice with personal health care of high quality and to seek continuous improvement of the health status of the practice population overall.  We aim to achieve this by further developing and maintaining a practice which is responsive to people’s needs and expectations and which reflects whenever possible the latest advances in primary health care.

We aim to do this with the following objectives:

  • Provide healthcare services with patient safety, care and wellbeing at the forefront.
  • We are committed to providing a high standard of medical care incorporating effective Clinical Governance and evidence-based practice
  • Offer a wide range of services and facilities.
  • Provide a safe and welcoming environment for our patients.
  • Inform, support and guide patients on decisions about their health and the management available
  • All staff to be approachable, respectful, compassionate and patient centred
  • To value each persona as a unique individual and support those that are vulnerable or with disabilities.
  • Act with integrity, honesty and be accountable for our actions.
  • Encourage continuous professional development of all our staff members to maintain high quality care through continuous learning and training.
  • We will invest in our staff to develops skills and knowledge base, to ensure we have a well-rounded, highly skilled and adaptable workforce to meet the needs of our patients
  • To use advances in technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in patient administration, contact and clinical activities.
  • We will continue to work within our PCN (primary care network) to improve the local community health care services and to for fill local and regional initiatives.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • To ensure effective and robust information governance systems

Our Values:

  • Respect and dignity
  • Commitment to the quality of health care we provide
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Working as a team within our practice setting and in the local community to provide excellent patient care
  • Treating everyone equally
  • Accessible healthcare for all
  • Learning and improving

The registered activities and service types have been agreed by the Marple Bridge Surgery’s practice manager and partners in accordance with CQC guidance.  Services are described under registered activity and service type.

The services provided by Marple Bridge Surgery for the whole local registered population

The regulated activities under CQC are:

  • Routine medical checks and general medical services, mostly NHS with occasional private consultations.  This includes the provision of remote and face to face appointments, for both routine cases and emergencies, home visits as required and all associated administration
  • We offer extended hours with a surgery starting at 7:20am 4 days a week and 7am on one day a week.  The surgery is open 5 full days a week with no half day or lunchtime closing
  • Out of hours is covered by our local provider, Mastercall Out of Hours Service
  • Immunisations e.g., Routine childhood and adult vaccination, flu vaccination
  • Foreign travel advice and vaccination
  • We carry out medicals report, e.g., for insurance companies
  • Smoking Cessation – Any patient who is a smoker and ready to stop smoking will be seen by one of our Practice Nurses for an assessment, advice and help re cessation
  • Respiratory Care – Marple Bridge Surgery carries out regular Spirometry and lung function testing as needed
  • Diabetic Care – We offer a diabetes review with the Practice Nurse (run within normal surgery times) to provide ongoing care for our diabetic and pre diabetic patients
  • Family planning is offered within normal surgery times and incorporates advice on the full range of options.  We also fit contraceptive implants within the surgery
  • Phlebotomy – We have daily Health Care Assistant sessions for routine blood tests and the Practice Nurse also do some blood tests
  • Midwifery – The community midwives hold their own clinics at Marple Bridge Surgery for our surgery’s patients.  They supervise antenatal care, undertake deliveries in hospital and at home where appropriate
  • Minor Surgery – We offer a number of minor surgical procedures and joint injections carried out by Dr Davis
  • Well person checks – These can be carried out with any practice nurse
  • ECGs are carried out either routinely or in an acute setting by our HCA or practice nurse
  • Cervical screening – Our nurses carry out routine cervical screening
  • Psychological treatment – a member of the local Mental Health team carries out sessions in our surgery, this is done on a flexible basis for patients requiring this service. Some counselling and CBT is offered
  • Child Health Surveillance – this is carried out by 2 of our GP’s during routine surgeries
  • We have a First Contact Physio working within the practice, patients book directly with her.

General Information

We endeavour to treat all our patients to the best of our ability and to do this with dignity, respect and honesty.  Everyone at Marple Bridge Surgery is committed to deliver an excellent service.  We ask all patients to highlight any concerns and address these professionally.

Continuity of Care

Building and maintaining a strong relationship between doctors, health professionals, and patients is essential to the way we work.  This is especially so in the management of ongoing problems or long-term illness.  In these circumstances we encourage patients to continue seeing the same health professional and wherever possible we will facilitate this through our appointments system.  However, for a new problem, and the doctor or nurse that you normally see is not available, or you would like to see someone else then we would encourage you to see any of the doctors or nurses at the practice.

Learning and Training

We have been a training practice for many years and are committed to the training of doctors and nurses.  We believe in “life-long learning” and all the health professionals and administrative staff undergo an annual appraisal where learning and development needs are identified.

Information Governance

We are fully compliant with the GDPR, confidentiality is maintained at all times by the practice team.

Patient Reference Group

We have a Patient Reference Group; this comprises a core group who attend meetings and a larger virtual group who are involved online only.  We value their contribution and feedback from patient surveys and suggestions.

Registered Manager – Dr Bryden Davis