General Data Protection Regulation - May 25th 2018.
The law has changed from the above date. If we need to contact you about your medical care, nothing will change in regards to the new law. However, if we need to contact you regarding anything else, we need your explicit consent to do this. For example, if we need to contact you regarding an appointment, test result, call back from our triage system, etc., we are allowed to continue to do this. Anything that is classed as 'non direct medical care', we need your consent from May 25th.
You can set your preferences on how we contact you as follows: Reason for Contact confirmation form
We need you to tell us if you DO NOT want us to contact you. Please email: email@example.com
Data Protection Privacy Notices
Data Protection Impact Statement for Patients
(July 5th 2018)
If you need medical help or advice when we are closed, please dial 111.
Only if you have a life threatening event dial 999.
Furnace Green Surgery is a four doctor partnership - two female and two male. We also have two salaried doctors as the partners are very busy supporting other parts of the NHS, to cover demand. The practice operates from its surgery premises in The Glade, Furnace Green and cares for around 7,200 patients. On the rare occasion, locum doctors also help but we have a policy of using the same locum whenever possible to give continuity of care.
Furnace Green Surgery has been approved for GP and medical student training and each year one or more fully qualified doctors with experience in hospital medicine may spend time with the practice as part of their preparation to become general practitioners. They share all aspects of patient care and the partners welcome their contribution to the team. Occasionally, medical students may also spend time with the practice. The practice is visited at times by other doctors, representing KSS GP Deanery, who oversee standards of training within the practice and inspect patient records during the visit. Please notify reception if you wish to exclude your medical records from this process.
Patient Self Help Information or NHS Choices Advice - Before you phone the surgery for a GP appointment, please do check out if you could self manage yourself first.
Should you have the need to be referred by your GP to the hospital, please check out this patient leaflet as it describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant at a hospital or a community health centre.
Patient Referral Checklist Leaflet
See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times.
Online Access Request Form
Click below for repeat prescriptions, making or cancelling an appointment and some basic medical record information (medication, immunisations and allergies).
Access Online Services
We are all grateful for the National Health Service in the UK but, did you know that it costs:
£ 00.46 to click on the NHS Choices Website
£ 23.00 to call NHS 111
£ 32.00 for a GP appointment
£124.00 to visit A&E - before any treatment
£191.00 for an Outpatient appointment
£502.00 for an average hospital stay
Please do call 111 instead of going to A&E if you are experiencing a non life threatening event.
And now..... something for the kids
10 Commandments of Health (youtube video)
PLEASE NOTE, THIS SURGERY TAKES PART IN CLINICAL RESEARCH.
(Site updated 11/06/2018)