We are a forward thinking PMS practice. This means we have been able to negotiate a new, more flexible contract for delivering improvements.
We will comply with current health initiatives and guidelines to develop best possible health care for our patients.
We have an open list and welcome new patients from:
If you are registering your children with the practice then please download and complete:
When you have completed the relevant form please return it to the surgery.
Alternatively you can register to the Surgery online below:
If you are a teenager you can make an appointment to see the GP or the practice nurse. Everything discussed with them is completely confidential - they won't tell anyone else. You can come on your own, with your mum or dad or with a friend. You can ask about absolutely anything you like, such as relationships, spots, bullying, contraception, weight problems etc.
Organisations and External Links
DON'T BE IN THE DARK ABOUT DRUGS Contact Plan B which is a free drug and alcohol service for young people in Bedfordshire. It provides confidential information, advice, practical support, counselling and treatment.
Ring: 01234 344911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Undercover website which gives you accurate and up-to-date information about the condom distribution scheme, where you can access the scheme’s free condoms together with lots of information about sexually transmitted infections and sexual health services in Bedfordshire.
www.brook.org.uk Brook is a free and confidential service for young people under 25. Services include: Chlamydia testing, all types of contraception, emergency contraception, free condoms, pregnancy testing. All clinics are drop in clinics and no appointment is needed.
moodgym is a website which gives you cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.
B:DAT Bedfordshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team (B:DAT) is responsible for co-ordinating all drug and alcohol related work in Bedfordshire.
The practice complies with the Data Protection Act 1998, we respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure.
It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give the best possible advice and care. This information is only available to those involved in your care.
The practice aims to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similarly respectful way. We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour against any of our staff or patients.
If a patient is violent or abusive, they will be warned to stop their behaviour. If they persist, we may exercise our right to take action to have them removed, immediately if necessary, from our list of patients.
Greensand Surgery is actively involved in medical research. This is headed by Dr Rowe.
Research is important because it helps to improve healthcare by finding out which treatments work best. Last year over 142,000 people participated in studies in primary care. Research is particularly important in General Practice as we see the importance and effects of different treatments in normal life, and indeed it is where most patient contacts take place.
We are accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as a research practice, and we are affiliated to the UK Clinical Research Network.
UKCRN was established to support clinical research and to facilitate the conduct of trials and other well-designed studies across the UK.
Any research conducted under the UKCRN has full “Ethics Committee” approval, which means it has been vetted to ensure that it will provide useful information, and that due consideration has been given to any risks to those involved.
We generally take part in no more than two research trials at any time. Patients are invited to participate in a trial if they meet certain characteristics specified by the organisers of the research.
If you are invited to participate please consider any information given to you carefully.
Taking part in a research project can vary greatly and might involve completing a questionnaire, agreeing to an interview with a researcher or taking part in a clinical trial.
Any patient participating in research must give informed consent. You have the right to choose whether to participate of not, and refusal will NOT affect the care given to you by your doctor.
All data is anonymous, and handled in the highest confidence.