Avon Medical Centre are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use information that has been collected lawfully. Every member of staff who works for the practice has a legal obligation and contractual duty to keep information about you confidential and secure.
Our Data Protection Notice explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be used to deliver your direct care and manage the local health and social care system.
Data Protection Notice May 2018
Data Protection Notice - Other rights
Partnership changes in the practice
Many patients will already know Drs Skehan, Campbell and Thompson have retired from General Practice. Following the retirements the practice is delighted to inform our patients of our new partnership as follows:
Dr Elena Fawcett (female)
Dr Sarah Toleman (female)
Dr Hamish Kinnon (male)
Dr Josephine Kane (female)
Dr Rebecca Howie (female)
Dr Mark Kirk (male) ~ Dr Kirk will join the partnership in October 2018.
Salaried GPs are as follows:
Dr Dana Foster Kucera (female)
Dr Catherine Campos Rio (female)
Dr Zina Mula (female)
We have increased our nursing staff and now have five Advanced Nurse Practitioners. These are as follows:
Debbie Russell (Nurse Manager)
We also have new and increased admin staff and we thank you for your patience while the receptionists are undergoing training in their new environment.
As a practice we would like to reassure our patients the appointments and services we deliver will be maintained throughout this new and exciting period of change.
ON THE DAY TRIAGE
As of 4th September 2017 all appointments requested for the same day will be triaged by our Nurse Practitioner or GP. The trained receptionists have been asked by the GPs to take your details and ask for a brief reason as to why you feel you need seen the same day. Your information will be passed to a clinician who will then call you back. Please ensure we have the correct contact details for you. We hope this will ease the journey of the patients who need medical assistance on the day, creating a more efficient and effective patient service.
Surgery phone line
Please note the NEW telephone numbers as follows:
Avon Medical Centre, Larkhall T: 01698 552930
Cander Centre, Stonehouse T: 01698 794910
The above numbers have replaced the 08444 number and will be charged at your telephone suppliers rate for a local call.
What are we doing to help improve patient access? Please click on the following link to read:
NHS 24 out of hours new freephone number.
As of 29th April 2014 NHS 24 out of hours can be contacted on freephone 111.
ONLINE PRESCRIPTIONS/BOOKING APPOINTMENTS
now available. Please present in person at the surgery with photographic ID to register.
Extended hours appointments available
We now offer appointments out with our normal surgery hours. These are available some week days (before 8am) and on Saturdays with GPs and Nurse Practitioner. Please ask reception for further details.
As of 1st January 2013 we are also able to offer telephone consultations, where appropriate, with a Doctor or Nurse. This is for the convenience of patients. However, the choice is yours and you can still make an ordinary appointment whenever you wish.
We would ask you to cooperate with reception staff if requesting a telephone consultation as they may require to ask some important information to determine if a telephone consultation is appropriate.
Please do not hesitate to ask at reception for further information.
All mail being sent from the practice will now have the return address on the franking label. This is to ensure the safe return of any undelivered mail.
Please note: the practice name will NOT be included as part of the address to avoid any breach of patient confidentiality.
If you require further information or have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact Lorraine Cooper, Practice Manager.