Greengate Medical Centre is an accredited training practice for Doctors who wish to pursue a career in General Practice. GP Registrars are qualified Doctors already who are undertaking further training in General Practice. They are with the practice for four months if they are at the start of their training. GP Registrars completing their training will be with us for one year. All GP registrars are supervised by accredited trainers.
Part of the training programme involves video recording patient consultations for teaching and assessment purposes. You may be asked to participate in a recorded consultation. The doctor will discuss this with you and if you agree to participate, you will be asked to sign a consent form. Intimate physical examinations will be NOT be recorded and the camera will be switched off if you request it. If you do not wish to be videoed this will not affect your consultation with the Doctor.
From August, the practice will have our first registrar - Dr Sanaa Fazil.
National data opt out
NHS Digital has issued a Data Provision Notice for Planning and Research. This means we are required to share your information with them unless you tell us not to. To opt out https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/binaries/content/assets/website-assets/data-and-information/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/type-1-opt-out-form.docx complete the form before 1st September 2021.
Greengate Medical Centre Facebook Page
Patients can now find us on Facebook by searching 'Greengate Medical Centre'. This page is not a forum for discussion but to help us distribute useful information and updates on our services. Please 'Like' the page in order to follow any latest news about the surgery.
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Changes to repeat prescription ordering
From the 30th June 2019, West Leicestershire residents (which includes all patients registered at Greengate Medical Centre), will have to order their repeat prescriptions directly through their GP Practice and not a high street/internet pharmacy or appliance contractor. We have leaflets and posters available within the surgery for your information which should help to understand the changes, as well as provide details of what you need to do.
If you feel that you or your family member should be exempt from this, please ask at Reception for an 'Exemption Form' and the usual GP will make a decision as to whether a patient meets the criteria to have this be upheld.
Extended Access appointments
We are increasing the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire.
Depending on your individual circumstances and symptoms, we may offer you an ‘extended access’ appointment. Please note however, that these appointments will not be in your usual GP practice and may not be with one of your usual GPs or nurses.
Depending on the reason for your appointment, and if you are in agreement, it may be suitable for you to see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, instead of a GP.
The clinician you see will be able to access relevant sections of your medical notes and will communicate what has happened during your appointment back to your usual GP practice.
These appointments will be available at the following locations:
Loughborough Urgent Care Centre at Loughborough Community Hospital
Coalville Community Hospital
Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital
If you would like to know more please speak to a member of practice staff.
As of the 1st of July 2019, the Practice will be offering certain Healthcare appointments from 7:30am, Monday to Friday. We are hoping that this will enable patients who struggle to make appointments during the normal working day, to have more options.The Duty Doctor on any given day will also have 2 telephone appointments available to him between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. This will be trialled until March 2020 at which time, we will review this.
We are encouraging patients to sign up to online services if they are able to. The link is available via this page on the right hand side. Having online services will allow you to get an appointment without having to call the surgery as well as giving you several other time-saving advantages. If you would like any help signing up, please contact the surgery and we will be happy to assist.
Our surgery now has access to the NHS app. You can self identify using the application in order to use the service - just download the App on your smart device and follow the instructions.
Bank Holidays 2021/22
The surgery will be shut for 30th August, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.