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GFMC no longer accepting requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone from 1st September 2017.

For more information CLICK HERE   13th June 2017


The practice is now back to normal - 30th May 2017


17th May 2017 - COMPUTER UPDATE
We are happy to inform patients that we now have access to medical records and the appointment system. Full access has not been resumed as we have no internet and cannot respond to emails but we are hoping that by the end of the week that this will be resolved. We thank you for your patience at this time. GFMC


ALL COMPUTERS HAVE BEEN SHUTDOWN
All city GP practices have been instructed by Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to keep all IT systems shutdown today whilst a robust plan is devised to counter the ransomware that has impacted systems all over the world.
Whilst GP surgeries are open, staff are unable to access appointment systems, medical records, repeat prescriptions, test results or the blood test request systems.
Practices are treating patients where it is practical and safe to do so, but politely request that patients refrain from contacting the practice today for anything other than urgent care, as requests for repeat medications, appointments, test results etc can not be dealt with.
Practices are awaiting an update from the CCG at midday today.
We thank you for your patience and support during this time. 15th May 2017


GFMC would like to remind patients to order any repeat medication prior to the upcoming Easter weekend, 14 - 17 April 2017.


We regret to advise patients there will be no late night opening on Wednesday, 7th December 2016.


YMCA Walking Classes start Friday, 18th November 2016

The YMCA are piloting a new Walking Class from GFMC commencing Friday 18th November 2016 at 9.30am, anyone can take part! The group will leave GFMC and do a designated walk around Bilborough for approximately 45mins.
This is a gentle walk to suit people of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome, just turn up on the day.


Changes to Late Wednesday Opening

GFMC regret to inform you that due to operation changes within the practice, the surgery will stop opening late Wednesdays in January 2017.  More information will be forthcoming at a later date.  We thank you for your understanding.  Nikki Wood, Practice Manager.  1st November 2016


Changes to Ordering Prescriptions by Telephone

Please be advised from July 2016 we are changing the way you can request repeat prescriptions over the telephone. Routine repeat prescription requests will as of July need to made after 1.00pm.
The change is part of our service improvement plan towards reducing telephone waiting times.
Thank you, GFMC

20th May 2016

GFMC Sign up to Safety

For more information click on  the Press Release below:

Sign up to Safety Press Release

17th May 2016


24hr Automated Appointment System 0115 973 8828

We have recently changed our telephone options at GFMC, you can now choose Option 1 for the 24hr Automated System or Option 2 for Reception.

We hope that this will make it easier for patients to use the automated service and will improve use and access to the service.  Patients can also telephone the automated system directly on 0115 973 8828.  This service allows patients to book, cancel and make appointments with the GP 24 hours a day.

25th April 2016


NAMED GP 

Many patients will recently have been informed that they now have a 'Named GP'.

Please be aware that you do not have to do anything and this does not change anything in terms of your registration as a patient here at the surgery. 

Patients will still be able to see the GP of their choice when making an appointment.

The reason you have received this message is because NHS England have decided that all patients must have a 'named GP' and be informed that they have a 'named GP'.

We hope that this clarifies the matter.

GRANGE FARM MEDICAL CENTRE

22nd February 2016


Best In City Patient Survey

At Grange Farm Medical Centre our aim is to provide the best possible care available from the NHS to the community of Bilborough and those further afield wishing to transfer. 

GFMC is pleased to announce that we are top of the list of all surgeries in Nottingham in a recent patient satisfaction survey by NHS England. We are very proud of our achievement and the Nottingham Post has written an article about us on Wednesday, 20th May 2015. Be sure to take a look!! "Surgery named best in city"

20th May 2015


Electronic Prescribing

NO MORE PAPER PRESCRIPTIONS 

This NHS scheme is gradually being introduced to GP practices across England and we went live 24th September 2015.   We hope that has helped improve our prescribing service to patients. 

 How does it work?

 If you collect repeat prescriptions you will not have to visit your GP practice just to pick up your paper prescription.  Instead, your GP will send the prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice, saving you time.

The prescription is an electronic message so there is 
no paper prescription to lose.  The system reduces prescription fraud and duplicate dispensing.

You will have 
more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop. Or you can choose an online pharmacy, who will deliver your medication.

If the prescription needs to be cancelled the GP can 
electronically cancel and issue a new prescription without you having to return to the practice – saving you extra trips.

You must remember to continue to order your prescriptions from the GP in the normal way.    Prescriptions will still take 48 hours to be processed and sent to your nominated pharmacy.

What do you have to do now?

You need to decide who your nominated pharmacy is, once you have made that decision,inform the pharmacy of your choice and they can add this to your electronic prescribing record.  This will ensure that we know where to send your electronic prescriptions.

It's as simple as that!

September 2015 - Updated February 2016

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