We need to continue to do what we can to keep people safe from catching Covid-19. One way we can all help with this is by continuing to wear a face-covering in our practice and we are asking all patients to do that, as well as our staff. Keeping our staff safe is essential to keep operating efficiently.
We are also continuing to make sure we don’t have large numbers of patients in our waiting areas and on the premises – again this is about reducing the chance of infection when there are rising rates in the community.
The various measures we have taken, including increased use of personal protective equipment, patients wearing face masks, holding more virtual consultations, social distancing and extra premises cleans have helped protect staff, patients and visitors over the past year. Taking these steps has also enabled us to continue providing many of the non-urgent services that would otherwise have been postponed.
We want to make sure you can all be confident about accessing or visiting local healthcare services safely.
Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation with this – it makes a huge difference.
For information on the COVID-19 Vaccine click here.
Information on the NHS COVID-19 Pass click here.
Important Notice - The Practice is using a combination of telephone appointments, video consultations and face to face appointments when appropriate. For more information on video consultations please click here.
Our CQC Performance Rating is: GOOD
Last Inspection: 29 October 2019
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, dental practices and other care services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publishes what it finds, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
To view the full report please click here.
Welcome to Lyme Valley Practice
Welcome to the website of Lyme Valley Practice where you will find information about the services we provide and also some health advice and links. Please do let us know what you think and how we can improve our practice and this website.
Our practice is in Newcastle-under-Lyme and is committed to delivering high quality healthcare services to meet the needs of our patient population.
We are a great team offering a friendly and personal service. We offer 10 minute appointments with a choice of three GPs, three nurses, two health care assistants and GP trainees.
Our priorities include:
- Access to health care
- Addressing local needs
- Patient-centred care
We are interested in the views and comments of our patients so that together with staff and the Primary Care Trust we can respond to the changing needs of our population. We are developing a patients' forum and we regularly carry out surveys to help us gather views. Our comments box is located in reception and any comments are most welcome.
We will endeavour to keep you updated of developments at the surgery with a quarterly newsletter and on this website.
Named GP for all patients
All practices are required under their contract with NHS England to allocate a named GP to all patients, who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides for them.
HOWEVER, you can still see the GP of your choice, whenever you need to see a doctor – you don’t have to see your named accountable GP if you prefer not to.
New patients will be informed of their accountable GP on registration.
Please find the practices Accessible Information Standards statement below:
Accessible Information Statement
Communication from the Health and Social Care Information Centre about opt-outs and your care information choices
(Site updated 18/05/2022)