General Patient Information

Problems or Complaints

We are committed to providing our patients with services that are of a consistently high quality. However, even in the best run Practices occasionally things to not go as smoothly as we would like.

If at any time you feel that you need to make a formal complaint, our complains procedure can be found here.

NHS Salford CCG

The Sides Medical Centre is one of several practices that make up the Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Salford CCG has the responsibility of commissioning healthcare for the population of Salford.

For details of all primary care services in the area, take a look at the CCG website,

Publication of Earnings

It is a contractual requirement for practices to publish their mean average GP earnings for 2017/18. Practices must:

  • Publish details on their website by 31 March 2019.
  • If asked this must also be available in paper copy or you can show the patient the information posted on the website.

The calculation excludes certain types of income and the rules are complex and open to interpretation. Full time GPs are defined in the guidance as working eight sessions or more. The number of GPs includes salaried GPs and locums who worked full or part time for six months or more. The required disclosure for our practice is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in The Sides Medical Centre in the last financial year was £51,605 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 5 full time GPs and 5 part-time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Online Services

Health Websites