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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, both Greens Norton and Weedon surgeries will close from 12.30 pm on the following Wednesday afternoons to allow training and development of doctors, nurses and administrative staff.  

 9th September 2015

14th October 2015

11th November 2015

 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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Named Accountable GP for all Patients
 
From 1st April 2015, the NHS has said that all practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients.
 
Our patients are already assigned a named GP, and you can find out who this is at your next interaction with the practice.
 
 There will be no impact on the service you receive regarding the provision of appointments
at Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice, your treatment, or which GP you can see.
 
The name of your allocated GP will not necessarily be the one you see most regularly. 
 
Please be assured that you can still access all of our medical team in exactly the same way as before 

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 EXTENDED HOURS SURGERIES

Greens Norton   Weedon  
Wednesday 2nd September   Thursday 3rd September  
Friday 11th September   Thursday 17th September  
Wednesday 16th September   Monday 21st September  
Friday 25th September   Thursday 1st October  
Wednesday 30th September   Thursday 15th October  
 Friday 9th October   Monday 19th October  
 Wednesday 21st October      
 Friday 23rd October      

 

 PNEUMOVAX and SHINGLES VACCINATIONS

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.

 

 SMS APPOINTMENT REMINDERS 

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

    

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.    

 

 

   

 

 
 
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