The surgery is closed for training on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th September 2014. During this time, our IT support department is hoping to merge the databases for the 2 practices. The data merge should hopefully be complete by the afternoon of Thursday 18th September 2014. During this time, the computers will be off-line, so we will not be able to access your computer notes or print off any repeat medications.
However, we note that there is likely to be some disruption to the normal flow of the practice between the 15th and 26th September 2014 whilst we prepare for the database merge and also to tidy up after the database merge. We would therefore ask patients to try and avoid ordering their repeat medications and only attend the surgery for emergencies from the 15th September 2014 till the 19th September 2014. Your help is most appreciated.
Welcome to Faversham Medical Practice
Welcome to the new website for the merged former practices of Dr Logan & Partners and Cross Lane Medical Practice. Please download our FMP merger leaflet giving more details about the merger, or see further down the page for more information.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Ponraja, who used to be one of our GP Registrars, will be taking over from Dr Logan who has retired. He will be joining us full time in October 2014. If you have received a letter from us telling you that your named GP is Dr Logan, this will change to Dr Ponraja.
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With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Canterbury and Coastal Commissioning Consortium Group
Our local CCG is C4G. Their details are below:
Website link to our local commissioning consortium: http://www.canterburycoastalccg.nhs.uk/
Their Telephone Number is: 01227 791359
Merger of Dr Logan & Partners and Cross Lane Medical Practice
The partners from both practices feel that the best way to continue offering our patients the same excellent care is to come together to pool our collective clinical skills and resources for your benefit.
The two practices have always worked closely together and a merger between the two practices gives us the opportunity to develop and expand the services we can offer to you.
The change will also enable us to direct more resources to patient services.
We are sorry to be saying goodbye to Dr Logan and Practice Nurse Anne-Marie due to their planned retirement at the end of June but the rest of the team from both surgeries will continue to deliver services to you in the newly formed practice after 1st July.
Why it makes sense
We share the same building at the Faversham Health Centre and will continue to do so, and our patients come from the same local area.
The presence of more doctors and clinical staff in the merged practice will increase our ability to effectively manage any unavoidable staff absence (e.g. if a GP is ill).
The two merging practices share the same values and work ethic. We are both committed to excellent patient care. This is our main focus.
The merged practice will be better positioned to meet the new responsibilities of GPs to help lead the planning and development of local health services.
Both practices use the same computer system so this will allow easy merging of patient data without affecting patient safety or patient care.
An increased number of services will be available to you and you will have access to more doctors and other medical staff with a greater range of experience in different areas of care. There is a lot of clinical and business experience amongst the GPs which will ensure that the transition and future running of the new practice is efficient and effective.
Merging the two practices will allow us to be more efficient with economies of scale, giving us better purchasing power for the bulk ordering of drugs and stationery. This will free up resources for improved and additional services.
How will it affect you?
Your relationship with us will stay exactly the same and you don’t need to do a thing.
We will still continue to deliver all our current services and you will still be able to speak to the same staff and book appointments with a GP in the same way. Together we will have 14,500 patients throughout Faversham and the surrounding areas, but this does not mean that you will need to wait longer for an appointment with a GP and we are recruiting more staff to help improve the service we provide to our patients.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the Practice Managers Kerin Austin or Rudo Mutasa. You can contact them via reception.
Online Repeat Prescriptions
To order your repeat medication online please follow the relevant link below
(Site updated 16/09/2014)