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Welcome to
Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice

Surgery

Greens Norton Medical Centre and Upper Nene Village Practice are two long established rural dispensing practices which merged in April 2010 to form Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice. The new combined practice operates from modern purpose-built premises on two sites, one in Greens Norton and the other in Weedon. Our aim is to provide high quality medical care in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and promote healthy living with an emphasis on disease prevention.

The practice covers a wide area and the villages we serve are listed on our map page. If you live more than a mile from a pharmacy, both Greens Norton and Weedon dispensaries can dispense medicines to you.

GREENS NORTON MEDICAL CENTRE
Towcester Road
Greens Norton
Towcester
Northamptonshire
NN12 8BL
Tel: 01327 358287
Fax: 01327 359715

WEEDON SURGERY
57 New Croft
Weedon
Northamptonshire
NN7 4RX
Tel: 01327 340212
Fax: 01327 349728



Care Data

How information about you helps us to provide better care

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.

You have a choice. Click here for more information.


Out of Hours Emergencies

NHS 111 is the out-of-hours service delivering emergency care to patients in South Northants and the Daventry area. When the Medical Centre is closed, telephone 111. Trained staff will answer your call. You may be given telephone advice, asked to attend an emergency surgery or visited at home depending upon the severity of your problem.

Non-urgent appointments can be made and repeat prescriptions ordered online by using a service called SystmOnline via the following link:

https://SystmOnline.tpp-uk.com/Login?PracticeId=K83066

To use this service you will need to register at reception. At the time of registration you will be required to produce photo id and proof of address.

PLEASE NOTE: Data submitted via the link above is handled by a third party.

SECURITY NOTE: Electronic transmissions on the internet are not always secure and theoretically it is possible for details emailed from this form to be intercepted.


  Practice News and Notices

 

 ADVANCE NOTICE OF PRACTICE CLOSURE TIMES

 

To improve the care we are able to offer our patients, Weedon Surgery will close from 12.30 pm on the following Wednesday afternoons to allow training and development of doctors, nurses and administrative staff. The phone lines at Greens Norton will be unavailable from 12.30 - 5.30pm on the training days but the surgery currently remains open for collection of medication from the dispensary

 

10th December 2014

 Please plan ahead when ordering your repeat medication around these dates.

when the surgery is closed the number for  Emergencies AND ADVICE is 111

REMEMBER IN A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY YOU SHOULD STILL DIAL 999 AND ASK FOR AN AMBULANCE

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Dr Mike Greenhalgh retires

Dr Mike Greenhalgh retired formally from Greens Norton Medical Centre on the 30th September 2014 due to ill health.

He wishes to thank everyone for the great support that has been shown, the good wishes and donations to the Moonwalk and Northampton General Hospital chemotherapy suite refurbishment fund.  He also thanks all of the patients who have been affected by his sudden departure and for their understanding at this difficult time.  

FLU, PNEUMOVAX and SHINGLES VACCINATIONS

We are coming to the last of the flu vaccinations – if you qualify for a free vaccination (if you are 65 years or over or in an “at-risk” group – check with reception if you are unsure) and have still not had yours please contact reception as soon as possible and book an appointment.  

Pneumovax (65 years and over) and the new shingles vaccine (age 70, 78 and 79 years only on the 1st September) is a one-off vaccination that can be given all year round, so if you qualify please contact reception on 01327 358287 (Greens Norton) or 01327 340212 (Weedon surgery) and book your appointment.
 

FRIENDS and FAMILY TEST

The Friends and Family Test is a feedback method managed by NHS England which all GP practices must undertake by the 1st December 2014. It gives people who use NHS services the opportunity to comment on their experience. It is not a traditional one-off survey but a continuous feedback between patients and the practice.

Forms will be in the waiting room and you may be given a form by the doctor or nurse you will be seeing. The question you will be asked is: How likely are you to recommend our GP practice to friends and family if they need similar care or treatment?

There will also be an opportunity to leave comments on the bottom of the form. The NHS friends and family test (FFT) is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the care and treatment you receive and to improve services.

 

CHANGE TO EXTENDED HOURS at GREENS NORTON

Extended Hours surgeries take place on alternate Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm until 8.15pm and alternate Friday mornings from 7.00am. During busy times we may put on extra sessions to help with appointment availability. Please check with reception the dates of Extended Hours surgeries.  

 

SURGERY EMAIL

Patients needing to contact the surgery with general queries can use our email gnwmpadmin@nhs.net

 
Please note that although the email is checked daily it must not be used for queries requiring an urgent or quick response – please book a telephone consultation instead.    
 

 IT / ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS

 

STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice

 

New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:

 Summary Care Record (SCR)

1.     GP to GP Record Transfers

2.     Patient Online Access to Their GP Record

3.     Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes

The same contractual obligations require that we have a statement of intent regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30 September 2014.

 

Please find below details of the practices stance with regards to these points.

 

Summary Care Record (SCR)

 

NHS England require practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR) or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st of March 2015.

 

Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.

 

Of course if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record.

 

Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice confirm that your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.

 

GP to GP Record Transfers

 

NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).

 

It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery.

 

With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.

 

Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice confirm that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.

 

Patient Online Access to Their GP Record

 

NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st of March 2015.

 

We currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling certain appointments on-line and you can order your repeat prescription on-line, via the Practice web site. To access the on-line booking system you are required to register for this system, called SystmOnline. To register you will need to produce photographic ID to our reception staff who will then issue you with a log-in and password.

 

Our computer supplier, TPP, has not yet made our system compliant for you to access information online from your medical record but again we will inform you when this service is available.

 

Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice confirm that that they working closely with the Area Team and TPP to achieve this.

 

Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes

 

It is already a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act that practices must meet the reasonable data requirements of commissioners and other health and social care organisations through appropriate and safe data sharing for secondary uses, as specified in the technical specification for care data.

 

At Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice we have specific arrangements in place to allow patients to “opt out” of care.data which allows for the removal of data from the practice. Please see the Reception team for an opt out form.

 

Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice confirm these arrangements are in place and that we undertake annual training and audits to ensure that all our data is handled correctly and safely via the Information Governance Toolkit.

 

 

 SMS Texting

The Practice has begun sending appointment reminders by SMS messaging to your mobile phone. Please get in touch with either Greens Norton or Weedon reception or email gnwmpadmin@nhs.net if you DO NOT wish to be reminded of future appointments by receiving an SMS text reminder. Please make sure we have your up to date contact details at all times.

With the steep rise in postage costs we are looking at alternative methods of contact for sending appointments to those patients on regular recall for things such as diabetic reviews and asthma checks. We are therefore updating contact details with email addresses - please contact gnwmpadmin@nhs.net to update your details. Please note that emails should not contain any clinical information and it is your responsibility to ensure your email is secure.

Summary Care Records - Your emergency care summary

For more information on the Summary Care Records and your choices, visit www.northamptonshire.nhs.uk/scr or www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or your local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) www.pals.nhs.uk or telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 where an operator will be available to answer any queries you may have.

NHS 111

 NHS 111 enables you to access local NHS healthcare services. The service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses. They will ask questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor, an urgent care centre or a walk-in centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. For example:
  • you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, they will immediately arrange for one to be sent to you.
The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from a landline. For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.

 

 

 

MEDICAL EXEMPTION

People with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if:

·       they have one of the conditions listed below; and
·       they hold a valid Medical Exemption Certificate.
Medical Exemption Certificates are issued on application to people who have:
·       A permanent fistula (for example caecostomy, colostomy, laryngostomy or ileostomy) requiring continuous surgical dressing or requiring an appliance
·       A form of hypoadrenalism (for example Addison's disease) for which specific substitution therapy is essential
·       Diabetes insipidus or other forms of hypopituitarism
·       Diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is by diet alone
·       Hypoparathyroidism
·       Myasthenia gravis
·       Myxoedema (that is, hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement)
·       Epilepsy requiring continuous anticonvulsive therapy
·       A continuing physical disability which means the person cannot go out without the help of another person.  (Temporary disabilities do not count even if they last for several months).
·         Or are undergoing treatment for cancer including the effects of cancer or the effects of current or previous cancer treatment.               

A Medical Exemption Certificate is valid for 5 years. Please ask for form FP92A

 

Please note: A Medical Exemption form is different to a pre-paid Medical Certificate, which lasts for one year. It is the patient's responsibilty to ensure you have the correct valid certificate when signing for prescriptions


 

 

 

 

             

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