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Welcome to Faversham Medical Practice
Welcome to the website for the merged former practices of Dr Logan & Partners and Cross Lane Medical Practice.
We are pleased to announce our new Telephone System is now live. This system was put in place in direct response to comments and feedback from our patients and Patient Participation Group.
We are also in the process of having a new Check-In Screen installed, which will allow patients to directly check-in to let us know they have arrived for their appointment.
Our "Who's who" board near reception lets patients put a name to the face of our many staff members.
New Television screens in both reception areas have been in place for a few months and have received good feedback from patients.
Faversham Minor Injuries Unit
The practice now runs the Minor Injuries Unit at the Faversham Health Centre. It is available to all patients both in and out of Faversham.
It is open from 8 AM till 8 PM 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.
You can get help for any Minor Injuries, cuts, wounds, grazes, eye and ear injuries, bites, abscesses, falls, burns, sprains, strains and foreign bodies.
You can also get treatment for Minor Illnesses for problems like infections, rashes, coughs and colds when your GP surgery is closed.
We are excited to announce that the X-Ray unit at Faversham Health Centre has now started operating. Patients can get their X-Rays done at Faversham Health Centre between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday. Patients need to bring with them the forms provided by their GP and do not need to book an appointment.
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.
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 23/08/2016)