Dr Dunne originally set up the Swan Surgery in 1988 as a single-handed practice. Today it is a busy, semi-rural, dispensing, training practice with six partners located in a purpose built surgery complete with an operating theatre suite. In 2012 the practice took over the responsibility for Forest Surgery in Brandon as well as its current contract for Swan Surgery. With both surgeries we employ approximately 55 staff who work closely with other members of the wider healthcare team. At both surgeries we strive to deliver excellent clinical care in a patient focused manner.
Sven Brode, Emma Derbyshire, Evelin Hanikat, Peter Neale, Ayush Prabhakar and Kirsty Reid are partners working between 6 and 8 sessions per week, they work across both our Surgeries.
At present the practice provides a wide range of services including health promotion, baby and child development and immunisation clinics, travel clinics, family planning, cytology and maternity services and a range of minor surgery. We also provide chronic disease management clinics for asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and coronary heart disease.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g., average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Swan Surgery in the last financial year was £64,948 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 6 full time GPs, 7 part time GPs and 7 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
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.
As a service provider we have a contract with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups to perform vasectomy operations and enhanced minor surgery for patients referred by general practitioners in Suffolk.
The Swan Surgery acted as the Bury St Edmunds Primary Care Network Covid Vaccination HUB. We worked with practices across Bury St Edmunds to roll out Pfizer and Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccines.