Greendsand Surgery, Ampthill
The Health Centre, Oliver Street, Ampthill, Beds, MK45 2SB
Appointments: 01525 631391
General Enquiries: 01525 631390
Out of Hours: 111
Fax: 01525 631393

New Patients Welcome

  • We have an open list and welcome new patients. More...

Practice

Information from the Care Quality Commission

Performance

PMS - Personal Medical Services

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.

New Patients

We have an open list and welcome new patients from:

  • Ampthill
  • Clophill
  • Flitton
  • Flitwick
  • Greenfield
  • Haynes -Church End/West End
  • Houghton Conquest
  • Lidlington 
  • Maulden
  • Millbrook
  • Pulloxhill
  • Silsoe
  • Steppingley
  • Stewartby
  • The Wixams
  • Westoning
  • Wilstead

Your named GP

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:

Teenage Health

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 susan.planb@can.org.uk

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.

Change of Address

If you have changed your address please notify the practice by completing the online change of address form.

Patient Confidentiality

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.

Information About You

What is care.data?
Information about you helps us to provide better care.

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.

If you have any concerns, please speak to Practice Manager or visit the Health & Social Care Information Centre website or for more infomation visit NHS England.

To Opt Out … Please inform a member of staff or your GP and your records will be updated.

Research 2014

Research

 

Greensand Surgery is actively involved in medical research. This is headed by Dr Rowe.

What is Primary Care Research Network East of England?

The mission of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS, is to maintain a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.
The NIHR is funded by the Department of Health.
The Clinical Research Network (CRN) Eastern is one of a family of 15 CRN’s that cover England. Each CRN provides a wide range of support to the local research community covering 30 different specialties, one of which is Primary Care.  Our Practice participate in research activity and works closely with CRN Eastern creating more opportunities for more patients to be involved in research should they wish.
By building on and extending partnerships, with university academics and the NHS, research collaboration across the East of England is further strengthened.
CRN Eastern also helps our practice by supporting us to recruit and take part in clinical studies through their locally based research nurses and network coordinators.
 
What is Primary Care Research?
People use research to try and find the causes of diseases and to find better treatments and services for those diseases and improve patient care.
Different types of research
Research is presented in different formats;

  • Completing a questionnaire
  • Requesting the use of your anonymised data
  • Taking part in an interview
  • Testing in an interview
  • Experiencing new combinations of treatments

Practice Set-Up

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’

  • Enables our practice to reflect on our ability and capacity to conduct high quality research 
  • Provides assurance for study sponsors, governance staff and patients that our Practice is up-to-date and compliant with national standards for NHS research 
  • Provides the practice with awareness of how it can minimise any potential risks for our practice, practice staff and study participants 
  • Access to a Research Ready file which provides a useful reference for the research team and also for the induction and training of new staff in our practice who will be participating in its research activities 
  • Opportunities to be involved in a wider range of research studies

 

Publication of GP net earnings

Dated: 27-Feb-17

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs who worked for six months or more in Greensand Surgery in the last financial year was £71429 before Tax and National Insurance.  This is for 3 full time 2 part time GPs.