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.


August Bank Holiday

The surgery will be closed on Monday 29th August 2016.  For repeat prescriptions, test results or booking routine appointments, please contact the surgery the following day.

For urgent medical problems during these times, please call

0345 601 0244


CQC Inspection

The Care Quality Commission carried out an announced comprehensive inspection of our Practice on 3rd May 2016.

 We are delighted and extremely proud to report that our Practice was rated as “Good”  in providing care to our patients that is deemed to be safe, effective, responsive, caring and well-led.   This applied to all population groups including older people, people with long term conditions, families and young people, working age people and the recently retired, people in vulnerable circumstances and people experiencing poor mental health.

 A copy of the full inspection report can be accessed by clicking on the link below:-

Greensands Medical Practice CQC Inspection Report


Important information about surgery closure times durng 2016/2017

Please note that this surgery will be closed for important staff training from 3pm on:-

Thursday 11th February 2016

Tuesday 26th April 2016

Tuesday 12th July 2016

Thursday 8th September 2016

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Tuesday 28th February 2017

For repeat prescriptions, test results or booking routine appointments, please contact the surgery the following day.

For urgent medical problems during these times, please call

0345 601 0244


New Patient Calling System

We are delighted to announce that we have a new patient calling system in the waiting rooms at our Potton and Gamlingay surgeries.  The new screens display patient information and are there to call patients for their appointments.  The new system replaces the old tannoy system.


Informing Patients of their named GP          

From April 2015 all GP Practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.


 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

NHS Prescription Charge Increase - The Government has decided that NHS prescription charges will increase to £8.40 per item from

1st April 2016.  Pre-payment certificates will not be affected by this change.   For more information on prescriptions and pre-payment certificates click here

Friends and Family Test

Patient Newsletter - August 2016 - September 2016

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


The NHS is constantly in the news. Here are some interesting articles to contribute to the debate:

Some new posts on the privatisation debate!

How much does Boris owe the NHS?

The privatisation plans for the next two years

The EU and the NHS

Trying to make sense of Jeremy Hunt's Select Committee appearance and here

In his own voice: Jeremy Hunt's book on the NHS

Big US corporations, the NHS and the junior doctors contract

24/7 NHS

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

 


Coils and Contraceptive Implants

Dr Jarvis is fully trained to fit coils and contraceptive implants.  If you would like to have a coil or implant fitted please call our Potton Surgery on 01767 260340 option 5.

There are a number of Sexual Health clinic's in the local area.  Please click here for more information


Travel vaccinations

We are a designated Yellow Fever centre and provide a comprehensive travel vaccination service.

Please click here for more information


Vasectomy clinic

Dr von Blumenthal has a vasectomy clinic for patients of Greensands and surrounding practices in Bedfordshire that hold a contract with the CCG for this service.

Please click here for more information

 


Your Record, Your choice - Your electronic patient record and the sharing of information.

Our practice uses a secure electronic health records system called SystmOne.  With your permission, this system can allow us to share your Summary Care Record and/or your Full Electronic Record held here with other healthcare services which provide care for you.

For important information on both your Summary Care Record, your Full Electronic Record and the new Care.Data Programme and to register your choice whether to "consent to" or "dissent from" sharing your records, please select the links below or view the information in full on our "Your health" tab selecting "Your records" from the drop down list.

Please note that SCR and Care.Data are completely different databases. We recommend you read the information linked to.

Summary Care Records (SCR)

For more information and to register your choice please click here:

Summary Care Record

 

Full Electronic Record (eDSM)

For more information and to register your choice  please click here:

Full Electronic Record (eDSM)

 

Care.Data

Unlike the SCR and eDSM Care.Data has nothing directly to do with your health care. For detailed information see here. For more information and to register your choice please click here:

Care.Data

 

 

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 Participation Group

The practice is actively seeking new members for our Patient Participation Group (PPG).  The group consists of patients registered at the practice and practice staff.  They meet on a regular basis and advise and support the practice on new initiatives.

If you would like to become a member of the PPG, please contact our Practice Manager, Nicola Gauge on 01767 260340.

PPG Information Page

Out of Hours cover

(18:30 – 08:00)

Please call:

0345 601 0244

For further information on the Out of Hours service please click here