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IF YOU HAVE TRANSPORT ALREADY ARRANGED FOR A HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT PLEASE DO NOT PHONE THE SURGERY PHONE THE HOSPITAL THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

My Care Record

Your medical records can be available for hospital doctors or nurses to access, please CLICK HERE for further information

Accessing medical records online. 

For further information and to download an application form please see the Accessing online services page

Health Walks.

The patient group have organised a weekly health walk starting from the Brookmans Hotel every Thursday at 10.30, see the PPG pages for further information.

Electronic Prescriptions

We are pleased to announce that Potterells is now using the electronic prescription transfer system. This should be a simpler process for issuing medication and we hope it will be more secure and will mean fewer prescriptions going missing. If you would like to make use of this service please inform your regular pharmacist

 

Training Practice

Since 2005, Potterells Medical Centre has been accredited as a Training Practice.

In order to do this, the Practice had to undergo significant training and transformation. Our accredited Trainers, Dr Heath and Dr Ridout, undertook a teaching qualification.   We even had to extend the practice building to accommodate the extra space necessary.

In becoming a training establishment we transformed many of our procedures and raised our standards further in order to reach the level of approval necessary to train the next generation of GPs and hospital doctors.

We feel the introduction of qualified doctors as learners into the practice has raised standards in the practice and continues to do so day by day. As a result we are now in a position to provide a higher level of service to all our patients.

GP Registrar

GP Registrars are experienced qualified Doctors. All of them have several years of postgraduate hospital experience, having completed a number of senior posts in hospital specialties, and are in the last stage of their training as a GP. Typically they work with us at Potterells for a year, adapting their considerable skills, after which they are qualified to operate fully independently as a GP. Throughout their training they are supervised closely by, and receive training from, the other doctors.

Our current Registrar is Dr Matt Malone-Lee. He comes to us with a wealth of experience in hospital as well as General Practice. Registrars remain at Potterells for a year, putting the finishing touches to their experience so that they can leave here fully independent GPs. We are proud that a number of our Registrars are now local GPs working in other practices nearby.

Since 2009 we have also welcomed other Specialist Trainees in General Practice. These Doctors are at a slightly earlier stage in their specialist training than the Registrars but are still experienced practitioners who are on a dedicated path to General Practice. Typically they have another 2 years of experience to go before they are fully independent GPs. They usually spend 4 months with us at Potterells.

Videos

As part of their training doctor’s occasionally video their consultations. This is done for training purposes or for assessment of the Doctor ONLY. You can be assured of the usual professional confidentiality. Your written consent before and after such consultations will be requested. You are under no obligation to participate. If you do agree to participate you will be helping to ensure excellent standards of care from the upcoming generation of doctors.

 
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