Our Practice Charter

 

Your Doctor and Staff will always do their best for you.

 

To provide the finest care for ALL Patients, follow these simple guidelines

 

 

  • Cancel appointments that you cannot attend, or not longer need as someone else is always waiting.
  • Please think twice before requesting a Doctor to your home as a visit is not always necessary.
  • Do not expect a prescription every time you visit the surgery as good advice may be the best treatment.
  • Please request your repeat prescriptions in good time to avoid delays.
  • Please treat your Doctor and all staff as you would expect to be treated by them, with politeness and respect.
  • Please remember that Doctors and staff are only human - they cannot solve all your problems and some illnesses cannot be cured

 

The Practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.

 

Verbally Abusive or Violent patients will not be tolerated by the practice under any circumstances.

 

All Personal Health Information (held under the Data Protection Act)

is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

 

Telephone Conversations are recorded for staff training, monitoring and quality of service purposes.

  

We endeavour to give you the best service where possible at all times, if you wish to make a comment, compliment or complaint about the practice, please contact the practice manager Mrs Paula Skillen, in writing, giving details.

A response will be provided within 10 days

  

Health Visiting, Midwifrey, Treatment Room & District Nursing are provided by the

Health & Social Care Trust.

  

 

  

NON NHS SERVICES

  

Some services that we provide are not covered by the NHS, charges apply to these services some of which are listed below:

 

Medicals for Employment or Driving

Insurance Claim Forms 

Passport Signing

Private Sick Lines

Travel Certification or Cancellation

 

Access to your Medical Notes

 

The Data Protection Act 1998 and the Access to Health Records Act 1990,

gives patients the right to apply for access to their health records.

 

 

A health record contains information supplied by the patient. parent and by others involved in an individual's healthcare.  Our practice holds records as written, computerised, audio, video,photograph and 

X-ray.

 

An application for access to health records held by our practice must be made in writing.  We must have sufficient information to enable us to identify the paitient and locate their records.  An application form can be requested from our reception staff.

 

Completed application forms should be sent to the pracice manager. 

 

A fee for this service will be outlined on the application form. 

 

Once we receive uour application form, we will compile the complete record and inform you of when it will be available.

 

 

 

  

Your medical notes are held in the strictest confidence. 

 

Informaton is not passed on without your consent, unless it is wthin the confines of the NHS, or by legal requirement, or it is of public interest. 

 

The practice is computerised and registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. 

 

 It is a practice and legal requirment that all staff maintain confidientiality at patients' records.

 

If you require your medical number you must contact BSO Registration Office to

obtain this

 

 

 

 

 

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