Forton Medical CentreForton Medical Centre is a large, purpose-built, two-storey building with 9 consulting rooms and 4 treatment rooms on the ground floor. It is on a large site with parking for 34 cars including 5 disabled bays. If the car park is full there is a large, free, public car park adjoining the practice. We are one of the largest practices in Gosport and welcome patients from the majority of the Gosport area.
Forton Medical Centre current practice pressures
As many of you are aware Forton Medical Centre is currently under pressure with GP staffing issues.
We are committed to providing high quality services for our patients and have put a number of steps in place to ensure this. These include:
• Asking patients to see a Nurse Practitioner or Practice Nurse instead of a GP when this is the most appropriate option to ensure everyone sees the professional best suited to treating them
• Assessing on the day patients over the telephone and only asking them to come to the practice if needed, which can save patients time
• Introducing the new electronic prescription service which has helped us become more efficient in processing repeat prescription requests
• Employed locum GPs to cover some of the appointments.
The issues we are currently facing are not unique to us and many of the other practices in the local area are tackling these as well. All of the GP practices in Gosport are now working together with support from Fareham and Gosport CCG and the Fareham and Gosport Primary Care Alliance to look at how we can tackle these issues and transform primary care in the local area. Further information about this work is available, please click here
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for bearing with us and for their understanding. We are doing everything we can to tackle this issue and will keep up-to-date with any further developments
We need your views to help us transform GP services in Gosport
The 11 GP practices in Gosport are working together to improve their service in your area. Local people have told the CCG that they want to see GPs and other health and social care staff working more closely together. They would also like to be able to access urgent GP appointments more easily, and to have the choice of convenient alternatives such as telephone and online consultations. Local people would also like IT services to be used more effectively so that their patient record is available to all of the professionals caring for them.
All of the GP practices in Gosport are now working together – with support from Fareham and Gosport CCG and the Fareham and Gosport Primary Care Alliance – to see how they can transform local GP services.
The GPs want to hear the views of local people, to help them in this work. You can share your views by completing this quick online survey.
Using SystmOnline at the Forton Medical Centre, you can now book your appointments online and order your repeat prescription, all from the comfort of your own home. Also by 31st March 2015 you will be able to access certain information in your medical records online. This will be an extension to the existing online appointments and repeat prescription service.
Please note that when booking an appointment online you can choose either a 5 minute telephone consultation or 10 minute face to face appointment. If you choose to book a telephone consultation DO NOT come down to the surgery as the doctor will ring you at home and the consultation will be done over the phone.
It is important you provide a telephone number (type this in reason field) when booking a telephone consultation to enable the doctor to ring you
If you would like to use our online appointment & prescription service you will need to register with us first. You will need to come to the surgery in person with identification when we will issue you with a username and password. Once you have been registered by one of our receptionists, please click here to activate your registration. You will need your registration letter for activation as this contains your own unique user name and password.
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