Welcome to Faversham Medical Practice
Welcome to the website for the merged former practices of Dr Logan & Partners and Cross Lane Medical Practice.
Dr Ponraja has taken over from Dr Logan who has retired. If you have received a letter from us telling you that your named GP is Dr Logan, your named GP is now Dr Ponraja.
Named GP-Please note that all patients in the practice are allocated to a Named GP. This is following guidelines from the Department of Health. Although it is preferable to try and maintain some continuity with seeing the same GP for an existing medical condition, this does not stop you from seeing any GP within the practice.
If you currently have a repeat medication on prescription, your named GP will be printed on your repeat medication order form. If you are still unsure as to whom your Named GP is, please ask at the reception desk, or speak to a GP/nurse at your next appointment.
Faversham Minor Injuries Unit
NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group’s governing body agreed last week to award a three year contract, with an option to extend a further two years, to Faversham Medical Practice to run a Faversham MIU and X-ray service. It is anticipated that the Faversham Health Centre will be equipped to provide X-rays so that local people will not have to travel out of the town to have an X-ray. This facility is expected to be available within six months of the August start date of the new contract because of the modifications needed to be made at Faversham Health Centre to accommodate the x-ray machine.
The current Minor Injuries Unit run by IC24 will continue to run as normal until the service is officially handed over.
Statement from Dr Gupta (Lead GP for MIU):
“We are delighted by the news and are totally committed to providing a high quality service to all the patients needing to use the Minor Injuries Unit and X-ray facilities. This service will be open to all patients, regardless of where they are registered. On behalf of Faversham Medical Practice, I would like to thank the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital and the CCG for all the hard work that has gone into this project. We will work with all the stakeholders to make sure the service fulfils the needs of the local community and patients using the service.”
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 well-being whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the on-line 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
On-line Repeat Prescriptions
If you have previously registered with the Vision On-line Service to order repeat medications and to book GP appointments on-line as a patient of the former Cross Lane Medical Practice, you will need to re-register to use the system under Faversham Medical Practice. Our IT supplier has tried to automatically transfer patients across to the new merged practice system, but due to technical difficulties this has proved to be unreliable, so unfortunately patients will need to re-register with the new system.
Please note we are currently running 2 systems for repeat prescriptions. One is a request system via the website, the other is via our GP computer record system (Vision On-line Services). Previous Dr Logan & Partner patients have been using the website version and previous Cross Lane Medical Practice patients have been using the Vision On-line Services. At some point all patients will need to move to Vision On-line Services (as directed by the Department of Health).
The main issue with Vison On-line Services is that patients are unable to choose or even see any repeat medications that need re-authorising (which is why we haven't currently chosen to use this system alone). We have been concerned that patients may then either forget to order all their medications, or believe that some medications have been stopped by their GP. We have reported our concerns to the GP IT system developer (Vision).
The main benefit of using the Vision On-line Services is the facility to also book GP appointments on-line.
All patients are currently able to use either the website request system or Vision On-line Services to order repeat prescriptions, but we will eventually need to turn off the website service for ordering repeat medications, and only use the Vision On-line Services, as this is a national directive from the Department of Health and is in our GP contract. All patients can currently use Vision On-line Services to book GP appointments on-line.
To order your repeat medications via the website or via Vision On-line Services please follow the relevant link below
(Site updated 03/07/2015)