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:
From April 2014 all practices are required to provide all their patients aged 75 and over with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
Your named GP will appear on the bottom of your medication list, if you are not on any medication, ask the receptionist when you hand in your registration documents.
Your named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice, which we encourage our patients to do.
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.
The NHS is changing and services are being restructured. These reforms will impact upon the way that clinical data are collected, shared and analysed. Under the powers of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA), the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) can, under certain circumstances1, require Personal Confidential Data (PCD) from GP practices without seeking patient consent. One of the first initiatives using these new powers is the care.data service. This service has been commissioned by NHS England and will be delivered by the HSCIC.
The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules. In order to plan and improve care for all patients it is important that we link information from the different places where you receive care to help us provide a full picture. This will let us compare the care received in one area to the care received in another, so we can see what worked best.
Your postcode or NHS number, rather than your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone
If you are happy for information to be used to plan and improve the services and health care offered by the NHS you do not need to do anything.
To Opt Out … Please inform a member of staff or your GP and your records will be updated.
Greensand Surgery is actively involved in medical research. This is headed by Dr Rowe.
We have been accredited by RCGP as ‘Research Ready’ so we are able to participate in research studies that CRN Eastern offers. To become research ready the practice has completed an online self-accreditation questionnaire which covers the minimum requirements of The Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care, Department of Health (2005). The accreditation has been developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners in conjunction with the NIHR and the PCRN. (Research Ready self-accreditation).
Benefits of being ‘Research Ready’