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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.

 

You can follow us for GP updates on Twitter & Facebook:

@greensandsdocs


BANK HOLIDAY 25TH MAY CLOSURE

We have been notified by NHSE that the surgery can remain closed on Monday 25th. I'm sure you will all agree that this will give our GPs and staff a very welcome and deserved break. If you require medical assistance during this time please use the out of hours services calling 111 or in a medical emergency 999.

 

We hope you all have a safe Bank Holiday, and thank you for your continued support.

 

 


 

Coronavirus Updates:

 

Practice Update 28.04.2020

NHS Volunteer Responders

People who are self-isolating due to being identified as ‘High Risk’ can now ask for support from NHS Volunteer Responders. You can ask for help to collect shopping, medication or other essential supplies. You can also ask for a ‘check in and chat’ phone call to help prevent loneliness. If you have been identified as high risk you can access this support by phoning the Royal Voluntary Service on 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm).

 

Practice Update 24.04.2020

Please click here for information on COVID-19 service contacts for vulnerable groups across Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Milton Keynes Council.

 

Practice Update 08.04.2020

CLICK HERE Coronavirus-covid-19

https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/self-isolating-need-something-to-do/

 

Phlebotomy Service Bedford Hospital

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Phlebotomy service at Bedford Hospital South Wing will be closing today at 4.30pm for the foreseeable future.

The Phlebotomy service will ONLY be available at the North Wing site (Kimbolton Road). The opening hours will be Monday to Friday from 8.00am – 16.30pm. The telephone number for the service will be 01234 355122 Ext 3402.

 

URGENT PATIENT NOTICE

During this period of uncertainty, we understand that you may have concerns.

Due to the current pandemic of Coronavirus, with immediate effect access to medical care at the Practice has changed.

The below is supported by the recommended guidance from NHS England.  Our priority is to keep our patients and GPs and staff safe. Please understand that this guidance is constantly changing.

If you are presenting with a cough or/and fever, please follow NHS England advice and self-isolate for 7 days.  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We are trying to prevent anyone coming into either surgery who do not need to be here.  This is for your protection.

ISOLATION NOTE

If you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer - please go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

The service is only for people who

  1. have symptoms of coronavirus and have used the 111 online coronavirus service
  2. have been told by a healthcare professional that you have symptoms of coronavirus
  3. live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR ON-LINE SERVICES

We have noticed that a number of patients do not have an on-line account, especially those who are on regular medication.  Please contact the surgery so that we can arrange this for you.  We encourage you to use this facility for booking appointments, requesting prescriptions and looking at pathology results. This will minimise your need for face to face contacts at the Surgery.

 

APPOINTMENTS

All pre-booked face to face appointments with GPs are suspended from Tuesday 17th March 2020 and will automatically be converted into telephone consultations.  Until further notice, all future GP appointments have been replaced with telephone consultations.

If you already have a pre-booked appointment, the Doctor will contact you on the day near to your appointment time by telephone.  If following this telephone conversation it is felt that you require a face to face appointment, the Doctor will arrange this with you.

All face to face nursing, health care assistant and midwife appointments which are pre-booked will continue to take place at the surgery at the present time.  It is vital that if you have an appointment at the sugery that you notify the Practice of any symptoms of fever or cough before you attend. We will need to rebook for when you are well.

No appointments will be able to be booked at the reception desks or on-line.  If you have a problem and need to be seen, please phone the surgery instead.


PRESCRIPTIONS

We are arranging a home delivery service for dispensed prescriptions for patients who require assistance.  We will contact all patients in due course.

Please allow ten days for your prescription to be fully processed. Please post all prescription requests through the surgery letterbox.

Please do not over order.  It is important that you only order the medication you require.

We are in the process of setting up an electronic prescription service whereby you can nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent directly.  Further details will follow.

 

SAMPLES

If you have a sample to drop off, please ensure this is in the bag provided and post through the letterboxes.  We will not accept any samples that have not been requested by a Clinician and in an appropriate bag.  They must be labelled with your name and date of birth.

 

Please understand that we have had to make difficult decisions in light of the unprecedented situation that we find ourselves in.

 

Patients should only attend the surgery if they have a pre-arranged appointment with one of the Clinical Team or if they have made arrangements to collect dispensed medication.


Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time.

 

Please help us to help you. 



 

AGE UK.......Warm Home Discount Click for more information

 


Your feedback is extremely important to us, it allows us to effectively evaluate our services and make appropriate improvements where possible.

 

We have listened to your valuable feedback and we will therefore be changing the way you obtain your test results.

As from 1st March 2020 test results requested by the surgery will be available to view online.

If you are not registered for online service, please ask one of the reception team to assist you. 

If you require additional information regarding your test results or you are unable to view them you will be able to book a pre bookable telephone consultation with the nurse who will be able to advise you.

Please note, test results requested via the hospital will not be available online to view or through the surgery. Please contact the relevant department at the hospital to discuss.

The above procedure will replace the existing results line between the hours of 1300 – 1400 Monday to Friday.

 

 

GP & STAFF TRAINING DATES

CLICK HERE


            

 

Dispensary Opening Time

Please note that our dispenaries will be open for collection of prescriptions from 08.30am - 12.00pm and 3.00pm - 6.00pm

 

      Will Brexit affect your Prescriptions? List of potential shortages:

brexit-crisis-medication-shortage-list


 

Surgery Opening Times

 

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

Doors at both sites 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 December - January 2019/2020

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


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

Statement of Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on Brexit

No-deal Brexit and vital medicine supplies

Might Brexit affect your Prescriptions?

Brexit doesn't affect me, or does it?

How will Brexit affect health services in the UK?

The NHS has no contingency plan for a no deal Brexit

How much does Boris owe the NHS?

The EU and 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