Welcome to the Castle Medical Centre
NEW YEAR - NEW LOOK!
2016 looks set to be an exciting year for Castle Medical Centre, with plans now confirmed for a complete refurbishment of our building.
We are delighted to announce that from 21st January 2016 we will be proceeding with ambitious plans to ensure your medical centre is fit for the future.
The plans are designed not only to meet the needs of our growing population, but also to improve access to a wider ranger of services for existing patients.
Why change, why now?
As many of you know, the population of Kenilworth is due to expand, with 1230 new homes allocated for the town in Warwick District Council’s Core Strategy. This could mean over 1,500 new patients for our practice. To accommodate this increase, we have to take on additional staff and increase the number of consulting rooms. By taking the action now, we will be able to accommodate new patients as well as maintaining the high standards of care we currently provide for existing patients.
In addition, national changes currently in development could see NHS GP services moving to a 7-day working week. Our new building layout has been designed to operate more flexibly, enabling us to accommodate future changes in working patterns, including providing services at weekends, both for our own patients and those living in the wider local area, if required.
We have been working on plans to improve and expand our current facilities for some time. Recent changes to minimum consulting room sizes and infection control procedures has meant we’ve had to review designs to come up with a plan which is future-proof for the foreseeable future.
Maintaining services during building work:
We will continue to provide all services throughout the duration of the work which is due to start before the end of January. We will do everything we can to keep disruption and noise to a minimum but please do bear with us as we complete the work needed to make Castle Medical Centre provide an even better service.
Online Access TO MEDICAL RECORDS
This practice now offers patients the facility to view on line summary information from their medical record relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and vaccinations. For more information please click here.
Named accountable GP for all patients
As of 1st April practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients including children. At our practice we do this by way of a 'usual doctor' which is allocated on registration. If you are unclear who your named accountable GP is you can ask for this information when you call in or telephone. If you feel you would like a different GP to be allocated to you then this again can be requested and we will do our best to accommodate that. You are still free to see any GP and in particular when a different GP may have a sooner or more convenient appointment for your needs. You may also be required to see or speak to alternative GPs particularly in urgent situations or if a home visit is required.
Download our practice leaflet
Click here to open link to NHS Constitution
Click here to open link to Care Quality Commission
You can now cancel appointments by email using AppointmentCancellations@castlemc.nhs.uk.
(Site updated 21/01/2016)