Location

Dr R K Mathews Practice is a forward-thinking and innovative provider of primary care services. We are based in Grimsby which is a large town and seaport situated on the South Bank of the Humber Estuary close to where it reaches the North Sea.


Premises

We operate from Stirling Medical Centre and Cromwell PCC, purpose-built facilities.

Stirling Medical Centre opened in 2007 and Dr Mathews practice is one of four practices in the building; we also have a number of other services that work from our building and offer support and clinics to our patients.

- Sexual health service for North East Lincolnshire
- AAA Screening
- Retinal Screening
- Smoking cessations service
- Community Physiotherapy
- In house counseling
- Podiatry


Our area in the building consists of a reception area, shared waiting room, 3 consulting rooms, 2 offices, a seminar room and a shared staff room.

Cromwell PCC opening in 2009 this is our smaller branch surgery, Dr Mathews practice is one of 3 practices situated in the building. We also have a number of other services that work from our building and offer support and clinics to our patients.

- Breast Screening
- Ultrasound service
- Community Dermatology
- Substance Misuse Clinic
- Community Psychology
- Dental Practice

Our area in the building consists of a reception area, a waiting room, 3 consulting rooms, 1 office, a seminar room and a shared staff room.

 

Practice Team

GP

Dr R K Mathews

Our staff:  
• Nurse Practitioners (responsible for carrying out acute appointments with patients) – Allison Baskcomb (Locum) and  Pauline Thirtle
• Phlebotomists (responsible for taking and processing blood samples) – Leanne Stone
• Practice Manager (responsible for staff management, operational management and complaints) – Chelcie Arnold
• Buildings Manager (Health & Safety, maintenance and overall running of the premises) – Matthew Stinson ( Raven Facilities Management)
• Reception Staff – Pauline Staples, Lucy Thirtle and Shelagh Frankish
• Administrator – Debbie Arnold


Appointments

Based on this year’s information below is the number of patients seen in 2014-15

On average 520 patients have been seen by a GP per month and 837 patients have been seen by the Nurse practitioners. Both our Nurse practitioners are independent prescribers.


Clinician Number of patients seen in 2014-15
GP 6263
Nurse Practitioner 10,051
HCA 1500

 

Mission & Vision

The practice’s mission is to provide a first class primary care service to the people of Grimsby and surrounding area. It will seek to innovate in its use of resources, both human and technical, in order to maintain its delivery of a high quality service during a period of rising patient demand and changing financial circumstances.

 

Practice Hours

The practice is open from 08:00 – 18:30 pm Monday to Friday and our appointments are bookable over the phone and online.
The practice also takes part in the extended hour’s service and provides appointments till 7:30 pm on Mondays and Tuesday.


Additional Information

We are also part of a limited company called 360, as the structure of primary care changed and commissioning groups dispersed it was decided we would continue working with the practices in our commissioning group which resulted in us forming a limited company  to work collaboratively.

The company comprises of 6 practices over the Grimsby and Immingham area and equates to a list size of over 40,000 patients.

With heightening pressures and demands on general practice working together has helped to ease the stress and pressure. We work collaboratively on projects and have a variety of experienced staff that specialise in different areas.

We continue to look at new services we can provide and ways to work together.

We have recently started providing an ultrasound service for the patients of North East Lincolnshire which has been very successful.


Features of the Practice

The practice provides services to the NHS with a PMS Contract.

Our main clinical System is Systmone.

We have a record of innovation in the use of medical technology, having been one of the first practice in North East Lincolnshire to install and use a surgery POD (an automated blood pressure checking system) which carries out a variety of checks for patients without having to see a nurse or doctor we have also introduced the INR Star blood testing device for Warfarin patients.

We have our own website https://www.drmathewsgp.nhs.uk/ via which patients can order repeat prescriptions, book their routine appointments on-line and view their record summary.

The practice is looking to become and accredited training practice and will be starting to provide training in the coming months.

 

GP Earnings

The average pay for GP's working in Dr Mathews in the last financial year was £97,121 before Tax and National insurance.

This was for 1 full time and 2 locum GP's who have worked in the practice for over 6 months.