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What is the PCPO scheme?

The Primary Care Patient Offer (PCPO) is a national programme that offers patients more choice and drives up standards of care.

The PCPO allows patients to access a full range of services either in house or by referral to a host practice.

Derby Road have always offered the full range of services stipulated within the PCPO, services such as ECG’s, Phlebotomy, ear syringing etc. however many practices do not have the facilities or staff trained to provide these services so therefore refer patients to the practices that do.

With the PCPO programme, you have the opportunity to choose where you are treated for certain conditions according to your needs.  You might for example, want to go to a surgery that is a shorter walk, or one that has shorter waiting times.

All providers of the services on offer meet NHS quality standards and remain free to patients, who are referred according to clinical need in line with the NHS Constitution. Each provider must be registered with NHS regulators Monitor and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and run services to standard NHS contracts and specifications.

Derby Road and our sister practice Grange Farm Medical Centre both offer the following PCPO services:

  • phlebotomy
  • h pylori testing
  • ear syringing
  • ecg's
  • treatment room services (eg. wound dressing)
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