Welcome to Fishermead Medical Centre
Fishermead Medical Centre is a partnership of family doctors who are part of a large multi-disciplinary health care team.
The information on this website is intended to help you get the best from the many services available in the surgery
Beat the Heat
As the heatwave continues please ensure you keep hydrated, look after yourself and those younger and older, keep cool if possible and look out for any heat related symptoms. Further information can be found below.
Public Health England - Beat the Heat information
Welcome to Dr Michael Alexander
Please join us in welcoming our new GP, Dr Michael Alexander to Fishermead Medical Centre, he commenced on Tuesday 8th May, 2018. Dr Alexander has worked as a GP for over 30 years in Buckinghamshire and also works at Stoke Mandeville Hospital within the specialist Vascular Surgery team.
Health and Wellbeing
Organisations providing support locally to improve the health and wellbeing of Milton Keynes residents:
Men In Sheds looks to foster the health and well-being of men over the age of 18. A charity enabling men to meet, share skills, pursue hobbies, learn new skills and help in community based projects.
The National organisation can be found at: https://menssheds.org.uk/
Locally Men in Sheds can be found at: https://www.meninshedsmk.biz/portal/news.php
AGE UK provides emotional and practical support to older people living in Milton Keynes, helping them live independently and make more of life.
Age UK Milton Keynes can be found at: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/miltonkeynes/
Walking for health offers a range of walking groups, to suit walkers of all fitness levels.
Walks take place across the city, providing the opportunity to see the wide range of parks and open spaces available in MK.
The walks are all led by qualified walk leaders, offering safe, secure and fun suitable routes for all.
Walking for health can be found at: https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/milton-keynes-health-walks
REDWAY RUNNERS Milton Keynes is a community running club where runners of all ages have fun and get fit in a friendly environment that welcomes all abilities. They can be found at: http://www.redwayrunners.com/
MK Arts for Health works with health, community and corporate clients across the Milton Keynes area to devise manage and deliver art projects and programmes. Taking part in arts activities is proven to have health benefits. MK Arts for Health runs an Arts on Prescription programme. People are referred to the programme for a variety of health issues including mental health conditions, pain relief and Alzheimer’s.
Find them at:https://localgiving.org/charity/mkartsforhealth/
COMMUNITYACTION:MK supporting the Voluntary Sector in Milton Keynes. As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing. They can be found at: https://communityactionmk.org/volunteering/
Carers MK supports the health and wellbeing of individuals who are caring for someone who cannot manage without them due to illness, physical disability, frailty, learning disability, mental health issues, addiction or additional needs.
Please find further information at: https://carersmiltonkeynes.org/about-us/about-carers-mk/
Why Weight is a free service for MK residents looking to take control of their weight and create achievable goals towards leading a healthy lifestyle. Accessible adult and child lifestyle services for families to reach and maintain a healthier weight.
Further information can be found at: http://www.whyweightmk.co.uk/
MK Council - access information on the 5 ways to wellbeing at: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/public-health/5-ways-to-wellbeing
The practice is able to treat patients with minor injuries at the surgery. Patients can therefore access the care they need close to home, reducing the need to attend A&E. Your GP can treat:
- Sprains; hands, arms, legs, feet
- Minor Bruises
- Minor Burns; scalds, blisters
- Lacerations and Minor Head Injuries; bump to your head, cuts, wounds, scratches
Did Not Attend Appointment
The healthcare team at Fishermead Medical Centre would like to say THANK YOU to all our patients who attend their appointments.
Unfortunately 139 appointments were wasted during June 2018. These are appointments where a doctor or nurse could have been seeing a patient who needed our care and support.
You may have on occasions, experienced difficulty booking an appointment. This may not have been the case if patients who fail to attend their appointments had informed us in advance and cancelled.
Please let the surgery know if you cannot attend. This allows us to make the appointment available to another patient. Thank you for your co-operation.
Telephone: 01908 609240 as soon as possible if you need to cancel your appointment, you can leave a message 24 hours a day,
You can now text back ‘CANCEL’ when you receive your text appointment reminder
Think MEDICATION - Think PHARMACY
Your pharmacist is a medicines expert and provides free NHS services to help you get the best out of your medication.
Ask for advice on prescriptions, what your medication does and the side effects.
Your pharmacist can also provide information on the best way to take any new medication you are prescribed
General Practice appointments available to suit you
Please read the attached poster for details
MK Pharmacy First - provides advice and treatment for you or your children.
Before you book an appointment with your GP or visit A&E why not go to your local Pharmacy. If you don't pay for your prescription, the pharmacy can supply your medicines free of charge for the following conditions:
Although there are some exclusions (check the website for further details) they can see:
Ear Wax Build Up
Hay Fever/ Allergies
Insect Bites or Stings
Mild to moderate pain inc headache
Warts and Verrucae
Contraceptive implant fitting service
Contraceptive services and advice, including contraception implant and coil fitting and removal service, please ask the reception team for further details.
URGENT CARE CLINICS - ailments treated in clinic:
Cough, cold, fever, flu, sore throat, earache, sinusitis, hayfever, nosebleeds, rashes, styes, warts, moles, indigestion, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, neck or back pain, minor injuries, head injuries, cystitis, emergency oral contraception, infected wounds, insect bites, stings
Ask for our Urgent Care Clinic appointments
We are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.30pm
Late evening appointments available Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8.15pm
Protected Learning Time
We will be closed between 1.30 - 6.30 pm for training on:
- 19 September 2018
- 18 October 2018
- 21 November 2018
- 24 January 2019
- 20 February 2019
- 21 March 2019
The surgery re-opens at 8.00am the following day. If you have an emergency during this time please call 999. If you would like to speak to a doctor please call 111.
SystmOnline Services are up and running! You can book GP appointments, order prescriptions, communicate with the surgery and much more! Save time with your repeat prescriptions, book your advance GP appointments online - sign up for online services. Click here for more information.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
With EPS you order your prescriptions in the usual way, but you can collect your medication without the green paper prescription. Your prescription will be sent electronically instead.
To nominate to use EPS please talk to your pharmacy or ask at our reception desk for more information. You can amend your chosen pharmacy at any time, should you for example, want to collect your presciption whilst on holiday. Contact the surgery for more information.
You can also access further details via www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients
Friends and Family Test
To complete our Friends and Family Test online, click on the Friend & Family Survey link on the right hand side under 'Have your say'.
Please leave a review of our services on the NHS Choices website
Named Accountable GP
In line with NHS recommended best practice, all patients will be allocated a named accountable GP to help deliver more personalised coordinated care. This will not affect which GP you choose to see, patients can request an appointment with any of the three GP's when available. For more information please contact the practice.
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Fishermead Medical Centre has a ‘Virtual’ Patient Participation Group for any of our patients who are interested in helping us shape and improve our services and take part in local surveys.
As we realise that it is not always possible to attend meetings our group operates through emails. We would like to expand our patient group, if you are interested in joining please complete a ‘PPG interest form’ at the reception desk. We would very much welcome your input, support and help to improve our services in the future.
More information about the practice can be found by clicking on the link below.
Patient Information Leaflet
Telephone Call Recording
All telephone calls are now being recording on our new telephone system. Telephone calls are recorded for quality monitoring, training, compliance, dispute resolution and security purposes. These recordings will only be used for the purposes specified in the practice Call Recording Policy.
(Site updated 13/08/2018)