Liverpool Extended Hours Scheme now live for patients
We are pleased to be able to inform you that evening and weekend GP[and nurse] appointments are now available for patients who are
registered with Green Lane Medical Centre. Telephone or face to face appointments will be available from the following health centres Old Swan, Townsend Lane and Childwall Fiveways. Please ask at reception for more details.
Patient Notice - Changes to Repeat Prescription Ordering
The NHS in Liverpool is making a change to how repeat prescriptions can be ordered. From summer 2018 patients in Liverpool will no longer be able to use a third party, such as a high street or internet pharmacy to order repeat prescriptions on their behalf. Instead patients will need to order repeat prescriptions direct from their GP themselves – either in person at their practice, via GP online services, or by post.
A letter and information leaflet explaining this change in more detail is being sent to all patients who may be affected by this change. This information is also available in a range of other languages and formats here.
If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please speak to a member of our practice staff for further help and advice.
Infection Control Inspection
Our Infection Control inspection was completed on the 30th January 2018 we achieved 97% overall.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection
The CQC inspected the practice on Friday 7th December 2018. Green Lane Medical Centre was rated GOOD. You may download and read the full Inspector's Report here.
Named GP for patients
From the 1st of April 2015 the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients (including children) a named accountable GP who is responsible for patients overall care at the practice and who will take lead responsibility for the co-ordination of all services required under the contract.
Having a named GP does not prevent you from seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
If you would like to know who your named GP is, please ask during your next consultation or at reception.
Please note that there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.
If you wish to change your named accountable GP, please inform us and we will make every effort to accommodate you request.
Did you know you can now use the Electronic Prescription Service?
If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
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.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.
For more information call the surgery or view the following link:
Electronic Prescription Service
GP net earnings
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Green Lane Medical Centre in the last financial year was £59.390 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 8 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation that came into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR, along with a new Data Protection Act (currently in draft), replaces existing data protection legislation including the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
The GDPR applies to all individuals and organisations with day-to-day responsibilities for data protection. It therefore applies to GP practices, as ‘data controllers’, and their clinicians and administrative staff.
Please click on the link below to access more information about what information we hold on you, how we manage it, who we share it with and how we protect it.
How your info is shared