All requests for GP appointments are seen by our team of Park Lane doctors first. Sometimes your query can be resolved via text or a phone call meaning you don’t always need to come to surgery. Click on the “consult your doctor button” above to access this.
This allows us to deal with an increased number of contacts each day. It means that those patients who need face to face appointment with our doctors and nurses can get them in a timely fashion.
Of course, not everyone can use the internet. A friend or relative can put in a request on their behalf, or people can phone our trained receptionists who will submit a request for them.
BEFORE you click the link to access your GP, we would be very grateful if you would consider the following –
General Practice, alongside the whole NHS, is under significant strain at present. Every single request made is dealt with by your Practice Team. Please spend a moment considering other services which may be better able to assist with your current issue, rather than contacting your Surgery as your first line of contact.
- Your local pharmacist can advise on many minor ailments and medication queries
- The NHS website has excellent information and guidance – https://www.nhs.uk/
- NHS111 should be used for all evening, overnight and weekend enquiries as the surgery is closed
Thank you from everyone at Park Lane Surgery
Monday – Friday, 8am – 6.30pm
Weekend – Closed
Extra evening & weekend appointments are also available – Please ask reception for more details
Park Lane Surgery
Waters Green Medical Centre
How do I…
Simply download, print out and complete a new patient registration form and new patient questionnaire at home and bring it into the surgery along with 1 form of photo id and 1 proof of address. We have printed copies here if you don’t have a printer at home. Once this has been signed, your details will be added onto our system. It takes 2/3 working days for you to become an active patient on our system.
Please check if your postcode is in our practice boundary by clicking here.
The best and quickest way to contact the practice is by using our online Consult our GPs online system to contact the practice.
To book an appointment please use our online service Consult our doctors online and your query will be dealt with during the working day. If you do not have access to the internet you can call the surgery and a receptionist will submit your request through consult our doctors online for you. If you have a repeat medication that you are requesting please use our online service.
If you’re not registered to use our online service yet, see ‘Use online services’ below.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the slot to someone else.
Park Lane Surgery uses two online services.
The first is called Consult our doctors online. This let’s you:
- Arrange appointments with the practice
- Get quick clinical advice & treatment online
- Save unnecessary trips to the practice
- Request fit notes, check test results, request letters and other admin forms
You do not need to register for this service.
The second is called Patient Access. This website and mobile app lets you:
- Order your repeat prescriptions
- Access your medical records
To register for our online service, just pop in to the practice with photo ID such as a passport or driving licence, and a utility bill in your name dated within the last 3 months.
For illnesses lasting 7 days or less, you don’t need a sick note but you may need to complete a self-certification form. You can pick one up at our surgery reception or on this website – www.gov.uk/government
For absences of over 7 days, you’ll need medical evidence for your employer. For this, you’ll need a doctor’s Fit Note. Your doctor can also give you a “Fitness For Work” note which helps you get back to work more quickly.
Housebound patients can receive a home visit from a doctor by calling the practice between 8am and 11am. You’ll need to give some details about your problem to our receptionist so your doctor can call you to carry out an assessment to determine whether an at-home appointment is appropriate.
Children and babies should be brought into our surgery for appointments. We always make sure that children are seen as quickly as possible.
Your GP may refer you to the community nursing team for home visits, and anyone who has recently had a baby or who is a newly registered patient with a child under 5 will receive a home visit from our health visitor.
If you need a repeat prescription, you can choose from one of the following three options:
- Online at: www.app.patientaccess.com Please register for online access, if you do not have access to the internet please put your request in the Park Lane box on the Ground Floor of the Medical Centre.
- In person at our surgery:
- By post
We don’t accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the phone.
Make sure your repeat prescription request reaches us 7 days before the due date. Allow 2 working days between requesting and collecting your prescription. If you’re ordering your medication early, tell us the reason with your prescription request to avoid delays.
Some local chemists offer a collection or delivery repeat prescription service. Contact your pharmacy to find out more.
Patients on repeat medications need to see a nurse or doctor for an annual medication review. You’ll see a notification on your repeat prescription slip when yours is due. Make sure to arrange an appointment in plenty of time to avoid delays to your prescription.
When you’ve had a test, you’ll be told how long it’ll take to get the result. Complete a contact my GP online request after this time if you haven’t heard anything.
Our receptionists can only relay messages from your doctor, they can’t comment on your results. It’s your responsibility to check your test results and make follow-up appointments whenever necessary.
Our data protection and confidentiality policy means we can only give results to the patient themselves without prior permission.
Blood Tests: If your GP has asked you to have a blood test, please call 01625 264095 to book an appointment on the first floor of Waters Green Medical Centre the following times:
Booked tests: Monday – Friday, 8am – 3.30pm
Please allow at least two working days to call for blood test results and five working days for X-ray results.
The surgery will be closed on the below dates:
- 03/05/2021, 31/05/2021, 30/08/2021
- 24/12/2021 at 1830 and reopen on 29/12/2021 at 0800
We have training afternoons when we will close at 1300 and reopen at 1700 on:
- Thursday 15th July 2021
- Tuesday 17th August 2021
- Wednesday 22nd September 2021
- Thursday 21st October 2021
- Tuesday 23rd November 2021
If you need medical advice urgently and you feel it cannot wait until our surgery re-opens, call the out-of-hours service on 111.
You can talk to a medical professional to explain your problem and may be given advice or asked to come for an urgent appointment at the out of hours centre.
The service is open:
Monday – Thursday, 6.30pm – 8am
Friday – Monday, 6pm – 8am
Home visits are only made in exceptional circumstances.
In a genuine emergency call 999. Chest pain and/or shortness of breath are considered to be emergencies.
The following services are offered via our practice:
- Cervical cytology (smear tests)
- Chronic disease management – Diabetes, asthma/COPD, CHD
- Counselling – If you are 16 and over you can self refer to talking therapies by clicking here
- Dietary & weight management advice -You can speak to one of our team or visit NHS Better Health or Tips for healthy eating.
- Drug misuse
- Ear syringing – Please send a request in using the link and one of our nursing team will be in touch. Contact my GP
- 0-19 Health Visiting local details, please click here
- Maternity services – If you are pregnant please call 01625 661163 and leave your details. A midwife will call you back. Please note that the caller id will be withheld and it will last about 30 minutes. For further information about maternity services click here
- Mental health
- Minor surgery clinic – We have regular clinics that are run by Dr J Banns, Dr C D’Arch Smith & Dr J Erskine
- Mums and babies clinic (antenatal & immunisation)
- Musculoskeletal – When you contact us about your muscle/joint pain one of our musculoskeletal practitioners may call you, Matt Hurst or Mark Bowe
- NHS health checks
- Older people
- Sexual health
- Travel advice & immunisations – Planning to jet off somewhere exotic and need travel vaccinations? Please make an appointment with the practice nurse at least six weeks ahead of your travel date. To help us offer the right advice and vaccinations, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. Current Green/Amber & Red List countries
- Vaccinations & immunisations
- Wound care
We charge for some tasks outside of normal NHS medical services.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Park Lane Surgery in the last financial year was £60,234 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GPs and 7 part time GPs and no locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
EU Exit advice for patients
We have heard from many of our patients with questions around their health and care as a consequence of an EU exit. The best source of information can be found on www.nhs.uk. This website will be updated on a regular basis.
Information regarding medicines
Please keep ordering your repeat prescriptions and taking your medicines as normal. It’s very important you don’t order more medicines than normal. If you do, then it may mean that other people won’t be able to get their medicines. Further information is available on www.nhs.uk