GP Learning Disability Register

People with a learning disability can get extra support from their GP and other health services by being on the GP Learning Disability Register. The GP Learning Disability Register is an all age list of people registered at that GP Practice who have a learning disability. The register then alerts the GP they have a learning disability so they can put the appropriate support in place for that person and invite them to the relevant check-ups they are entitled too.

By informing the GP Practice a person has a learning disability it means they can provide better support for that person. They can also share the information with other health professionals who may need to support them so they can also provide the reasonable adjustments and support they might need.

It’s really important to ensure your child or young person with a learning disability is on the register, even if they are mainly cared for by the Paediatrician. This is because it allows the GP Practice to know the child has a learning disability at the earliest opportunity and to build a relationship with the child or young person before they transition in to adult services. It also means they can access their Annual Health Check age 14+, Dr Jim Gordon explains why it is important here. You can find out if your child or young person is on the register by contact your GP, if they aren’t on please ask them to add them to it.

Mencap are running a campaign called Don’t Miss Out about making sure people check they are on the GP Learning Disability Register. A range of resources and more information about this can be found here.

You can watch this short film about Annual Health Checks and why they are important here.

More information about Annual Health Checks can be found on the NHS England website here.

Get well for Winter Bulletin December 2020

The Practice will be closed on the following afternoons for training in 2021

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Thursday 10th June 2021

Thursday 8th July 2021

Tuesday 14th September 2021

Wednesday 6th October 2021

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Thursday 10th March 2022

Practice vision, values, purpose and mission statement

Our Vision and Values

For our Patients

To maintain our longstanding traditions with a practice team and environment which is patient centred, welcoming, caring and accessible.

To treat patients fairly, equally, and with dignity & respect.

To provide highly effective, efficient and safe healthcare services for our patients.

To listen, communicate and collaborate with patients effectively.

For our Practice and locality

 To work with the CCG, Federation and Local Practices in improving the health of our

patients and the local population.

To deliver healthcare in modern and fully equipped premises, effectively and efficiently.

To utilise our computer system fully and consistently within our organisation and embrace

new technologies and opportunities.

To maximise our business earning potential.

 For our Practice Team

To maintain a supportive, fulfilling and rewarding working environment for all.

To encourage personal development through regular and effective appraisal and educational events.

To invest in our staff providing proactive development opportunities across the teams.

To listen to all team members and value comments, suggestions and contributions.

To project a positive professional image of ourselves both within and outside the Practice.

To work hard and have fun.


 Our Mission Statement

Gosforth Memorial medical Centre is an established 3 Partner Training Practice.

We provide high quality, patient centred general medical services and additional enhanced services to our population of patients.

Our list size is currently 8878 and continues to grow at a steady pace. We monitor our workload and provision of services to ensure that we provide a consistent level of service to all our patients.

Our goal is to be as effective and efficient as possible in terms of the healthcare we provide and the business we run.

We wish to remain focused on providing excellent primary care services for our patients, and we will encourage and reflect on the feedback we receive from them and work closely with our Patient Participation Group to ensure we have a collaborative relationship with our patients.

We want to maintain a rich educational environment that supports life long learning and encourage the personal development of all our team members to enhance their skills to create a highly skilled professional team.

We wish to build upon our already excellent practice team working relationships and levels of mutual support.




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