Leighton Road Surgery, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
1 Leighton Road
Linslade
Leighton Buzzard
Beds LU7 1LB
Tel: 01525 372571
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About us

Welcome to Leighton Road Surgery

The surgery has been established in Leighton Buzzard for over 40 years. During this time the practice has grown in size and reputation. We are very proud of this reputation for providing top quality healthcare.

The surgery is situated centrally in Leighton Buzzard and offers modern well equipped accommodation.

We also have a branch surgery at Ridgeway Court on Grovebury Road. Find out more...

In April 2016 we merged with Grovebury Road Surgery.  The merged surgery will offer:

  • Enhanced Duty Team to cater for you when you require urgent care, without needing to have an appointment. Larger team of doctors and nurses to ensure continuity of care during periods of staff leave or sickness.
  • Greater specialty skill mix of doctors and nurses with referral to in-house expertise where appropriate.
  • In-house "Drop-in" blood test clinics 5 days per week, where you are able to have your blood sample taken without having to make an appointment.
  • There will also be the facility for pre-booked blood test appointments, if you would prefer.
  • We are investing in a new, state-of-the-art telephone system which, we expect, will help make the experience of calling the surgery much more pleasant and efficient. We would be really grateful however if you would show forbearance with us if, at first, there are a few teething problems.
  • Enhanced clinics for patients which will be at the Grovebury Road Complex.
  • Chronic illnesses clinics such as Diabetes, Asthma and COPD.
  • Family Planning and Sexual Health clinics.
  • Anticoagulation clinics, so that patients can easily have their anticoagulant monitored here in the surgery.
  • A greater number and variety of clinics for baby immunisations.
  • Extra choice of late night and weekend appointments.
  • A greater appointment availability online.

The Practice Team consists of 75 members of staff including Doctors, Nurses, Dispensers, Therapists, Receptionists, Admin and Domestic Staff. We all aim to provide you with the best possible primary health care.

We offer a comprehensive range of medical and preventative services aim to cater for your health needs within the Practice whenever possible.

The Practice is a Training Practice for doctors who want to become General Practitioners (GPs) so we usually have a GP registrar working with us as part of their professional training.

We have over 22,600 patients registered with us and offer over 50,000 consultations each year.

The Practice is a member of and accounts to Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) who are responsible for the provision and planning of health care across this area.

The Practice has excellent working relationships with local hospitals, Community Health Practitioners, Social Services, Pharmacies, Voluntary Groups and Local Authorities. Through the surgery patients can access many other services and organisations.

We have an active Patient Participation Group to represent your views and help us plan for the future.

Leighton Road as a Training Practice

We are an approved training practice with the Oxford PGDME Deanery. Our doctor Trainers may have a junior doctor or student with them. You will be informed of this by our receptionist. Please say if you do not want the student to be present during your consultation. Occasionally, our trainee GP Registrars, as part of their  training need to undertake video consultations. Again you may be invited to participate in having your consultation video’d for later discussion between the Trainer and the Registrar. Find out more...

How to Register

Everyone registering at the surgery must complete and sign the NHS form GMS1. If you have been previously registered with a doctor in the UK it is important that you provide us with your NHS number.

You can let us have this information in any of the following ways:

  • By post
  • Put it  through our letter box
  • In person between 8.00am - 6.00pm

To qualify for NHS treatment you must be resident in the UK and be able to prove your identity.

For UK and European Economic Area (EEA) nationals you will need to provide one of the following for each person:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Recent Bank Statement
  • Recent Utility Bill

People not covered by EEA will need to provide:

  • Passports and visa which states they have right to reside (NOT visitors visa)
  • Marriage and birth certificates

Your registration cannot be completed until we have the above documents so help us to help you by getting them to us asap.

We also need everyone to complete our Patient Information Form, this allows us to have initial information about you while we wait for your medical records to come to us from your previous practice. Please download the document , complete it and bring to the surgery with the Registration Form.

Catchment Area

The Practice accepts patients who live in the following areas

  • Aston Abbotts
  • Billington
  • Cheddington
  • Cublington
  • Drayton Parslow
  • Eaton Bray
  • Edlesborough
  • Great Brickhill
  • Heath & Reach
  • Hockliffe
  • Ivinghoe
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Linslade
  • Little Brickhill
  • Mentmore
  • Mursley
  • Northall
  • Newton Leys
  • Pitstone
  • Slapton
  • Soulbury
  • Stanbridge
  • Stewkley
  • Stoke Hammond
  • Tilsworth
  • Totternhoe
  • Wing
  • Wingrave

GP Earnings

All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working at Leighton Road Surgery in the last financial year before tax and national insurance is £59,669.

This is for 6 full time GPs, 1 part time GP and 5 part time locums who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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.

Update Personal Details

If you change your name, address or telephone number please notify the receptionist as soon as possible. It is difficult for all concerned if we cannot contact you. Proof of ID will be required to support the change.

You can also change your personal details using our online services.

Please make sure we always have an up to date phone number.

Separate forms must be completed for anyone over 16.

NHS Summary Care Records are coming

Summary CareHave you made your choice?

A Summary Care Record is an electronic record containing key health information, which can be made available to NHS healthcare staff caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.

If you haven't already made your choice, please make it now:

Yes I would like a Summary Care Record

You do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be made for you.

No I do not want a Summary Care Record

There are two ways to opt out from the Summary Care Record.

Your existing health record at your GP practice will continue to be used as it is now.

If you are still unsure

Please ask us for a leaflet at reception if you are still unsure about the Summary Care Record which provides more information to help you decide. You can also phone the Summary Care Record information line on 0300 123 3020 or visit the website at systems.hscic.gov.uk/scr

Named GP

We have allocated a Named Accountable GP for all of our registered patients. New patients joining us will be advised of their Accountable GP at the point of registration. If you do not know who your named GP is, please ask a member of our reception team.

Good CQC

We are pleased to announce that we received a GOOD rating. The full report can be read on their website.