NOW BOOKING FLU VACCINATIONS
Please phone or come into reception to book. Please could you phone or come in the afternoons when phone lines and the reception desk will be quieter. Flu vaccinations are available for the following patients:
- Over 65yrs of age
- Pregnant women
- Main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- If you have any of the following
- chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma (that requires inhaled or tablet steroid treatment or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease or motor neurone disease
- problems with your spleen – for example,sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or as a result of medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
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, 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.
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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 our Practice Manager Kerin Austin. You can contact her via reception.
Online Repeat Prescriptions
If you have previously registered with the Vision Online Service to order repeat medications and to book GP appointments online 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 unfortunantly 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 Online Services). Previous Dr Logan & Partner patients have been using the website version and previous Cross Lane Medical Practice patients have been using the Vision Online Services. At some point all patients will need to move to Vision Online Services (as directed by the Department of Health).
The main issue with Vison Online 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 Online Services is the facility to also book GP appointments online.
All patients are currently able to use either the website request system or Vision Online 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 Online Services, as this is a national directive from the Department of Health and is in our GP contract. All patients can currently use Vision Online Services to book GP appointments online.
To order your repeat medications via the website or via Vision Online Services please follow the relevant link below
From Saturday 1st November the partners along with Newton Place Surgery will be offering an ‘URGENT’ GP walk-in service from 9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday based at Faversham Health Centre, Bank Street, Faversham. The service is aimed to see those patients registered with both practices that would otherwise have attended A&E with a minor illness. Up to 20 patients per morning will be seen and will be on a first come first serve basis.
(Site updated 06/11/2014)