Welcome to Greensands Medical Practice

The doctors and staff welcome you to Greensands Medical Practice. We provide a wide range of general medical services from our two premises in Potton and Gamlingay.

Both sites have easy wheelchair access.

Please explore our website to find out more about us and what we can offer.

 


     Celebrating 30 Years Service

 

 

Our Practice Manager, Nicola Gauge, has worked at the Practice for 30 years. We celebrated this achievement with her on the 10th July with present and former colleagues.

We are immensely proud of our Practice and our Practice Manager Nicola. We feel she is one of the unsung hero’s of the NHS, quietly working in the background to ensure that we continue to give the best care that we can to our patients. Nicola joined our practice in 1989 as an office junior and worked hard, quietly with determination and in October 2004 she became our Practice Manager. Since then she has dedicated her life to the Practice. She tirelessly looks after all the GP’s, Staff and Patients. She works calmly and quietly with a smile on her face never giving up on the challenges that face her daily.

All the GP’s feel very lucky to have Nicola as our Practice Manager. She is very well respected throughout the Locality and works closely with the other Practice Managers and the CCG to ensure that our patients get the very best care. She has taken on board all the changes within the NHS and meets them head on. She continues to work with us at Greensands and we are taking this opportunity to acknowledge her hard work and continuing dedication to the Practice. We believe she truly is an Unsung Hero of the NHS.


Retinal Screening – Potton and Gamlingay

 

Unfortunately, we have been unable to accommodate the Retinal Screening Unit from Bedford Hospital this year.

There were several Health and Safety issues last year, with electric cables being passed through the surgery windows from the van parked outside.  Also, the corner of our roof was damaged when the van reversed into the property, as there is limited parking and space to manoeuvre at the top of the drive at Potton.

Due to increasing patient numbers and demand, we have increased our clinical staffing and as such we do not have any spare administrative rooms in either building now for external services to use for a two week period at both sites.  Some offices at Potton and Gamlingay have been converted into clinical rooms and due to patient confidentiality, we hope that you understand that we cannot have the windows open all day to pass an electrical cable through when consultations are taking place.

We did advise the Unit that there are other local buildings available in Potton and Gamlingay which may be able to help, but unable to comment as to whether they made contact.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

 


 

GP & STAFF TRAINING DATES

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Surgery Opening Times

 

Please note, to access healthcare services when the surgery is closed call 111.

Surgery doors will close at 1800h

 

Potton

Monday          0830 - 1230                  1400 - 1830

Tuesday           0830 - 1230                  1400 - 1830

Wednesday    0830 - 1230                  1400 - 1830

Thursday          0830 - 1230                   CLOSED

Friday               0830 - 1230                  1400 - 1830

Weekends       CLOSED                         CLOSED

 

Gamlingay

Monday          0830 - 1230                  1400 - 1830

Tuesday           0830 - 1230                  1400 - 1830

Wednesday    0830 - 1230                  CLOSED

Thursday          0830 - 1230                  1400 - 1830

Friday               0830 - 1230                  1400 - 1830

Weekends       CLOSED                        CLOSED

 

Appointments with a GP or Practice Nurse are now available in the evenings and weekends for patients registered at this practice, these are called ‘Extended Access’ appointments. We are working with other practices in Bedfordshire to provide these additional appointments to increase access to healthcare at times that are convenient to patients.

When you call to make an appointment we may offer you an ‘Extended Access’ appointment, this appointment could be held at another practice and with a GP or Practice Nurse from another practice. Our reception team will confirm all of the details at the time of booking and if you are registered to receive text message alerts, you will receive a text message to confirm the date, time and location of your appointment.

 

 

 
 
 

A NEW Community Transport Service is available NOW....

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 


 

General Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.

Please see the following documentation for further information.

Privacy Statement

Fair Processing Notice

General Data Protection Regulations for Young People

Third Party Access and Collection

Notification - Change of Details

 


Patient Online

 For information on our Patient Online services (including access to view a summary of your medical record and/or your detailed coded record) and to download an application form for an online account click here

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Patient Transport Schemes

A number of car schemes are available for Greensands Medical Practice patients who would otherwise be unable to get to medical appointments or visit patients in hospitals.  Our Patient Transport Scheme leaflet, put together by our Patient Participation Group, gives basic details of volunteer and community organised schemes.  It also gives information about the Free NHS transport service available to eligible patients and how you could reclaim transport costs incurred for essential visits to hospital.

Please click here for a copy of the leaflet


Changes to the Out of Hours Service

To access Healthcare Services when we are closed please call 111

The Patient will either be given telephone advice, a face to face appointment or a home visit.

If a patient requires a face to face appointment, they will be allocated an appointment at one of the locations listed below:-

  • Biggleswade Hospital, Potton Road, Biggleswade
  • Bedford Hospital, Kempston Road, Bedford
  • Town Centre GP Surgery, Luton
  • Leighton Buzzard Health Centre
  • Priory Gardens Surgery, Dunstable
  • Highlands, Flitwick

Surgery News & Information

Friends and Family Test

Patient NewsLetter June - July 2019

IT / Electronic Patient Records Statement of Intent

Changes to the appointment system - Telephone Triage explained

GP Average Earnings

Support for patients aged 60 years and above living in Potton

Please click here for additional surgery news & Information

End of life care and advance care planning information


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The privatisation plans for the next two years

The EU and the NHS

24/7 NHS

Allyson Pollock's TED talk on the privatisation of the NHS

 

Potton Surgery
Brook End, Potton,
Sandy, Bedfordshire,
SG19 2QS

General enquiries and appointments
01767 260340

Gamlingay Surgery
Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, Bedfordshire, SG19 3JR

General enquiries and appointments
01767 651544


Compliments & Complaints

If you would like to provide us with any comments or suggestions or if you would like to know more about our complaints procedure please click here


Patient Information Leaflets

Blocked Ears (Wax)

Travel Guide


Virtual Patient Participation Group

The practice is actively seeking new members for our Virtual Patient Participation Group (VPPG).  The group consists of patients registered at the practice and practice staff.  The VPPG will communicate via email providing an opportunity to offer advise and support the practice on new initiatives.

If you would like to become a member of the VPPG, please complete our online contact from.

VPPG Information Page

Out of Hours cover

(18:30 – 08:00)

Please call:  111