The Doctors’ Fund is a charitable organisation run by Trustees. It was founded in the 1980’s when monetary donations were made to both the Glendale and Burnhouse surgeries by their patients’ and families.
All donations are used to buy equipment for the primary health care team as a whole and which is not funded by the NHS. This can include equipment for clinical use and for loan to patients , ie wheelchairs, TENS machines, self help booklets. It is also occasionally used for specialist clinical training (doctors, nurses and paramedics) which will benefit patient care and, again, is outwith NHS funded training.
We have recently provided the local police with a defibrillator as they are often the first to arrive at the scene an incident.
Pictured with Dr Dean are PC Brimble, Dr Liz Batley of Cheviot Medical Group, PC Andy Clarke and Community Matron Celia Darling.
List of expenditure: Expenditure Dr Fund