General Information

Disabled Access
The surgery provides disabled parking bays which are clearly marked, has ramps to enable wheelchair users to access the site easily and disabled toilet facilities. Should your disability make it difficult to attend surgery you are able to request a home visit.
 
If you wish to, you can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and look at your medical record online, ask at reception for further details.
Click here for Online Services Records Access Patient information leaflet 'It's your choice'
 
Your Information
The surgery is registered with the Information Commissioners Office and is obliged to comply with the requirements of Data Protection Act 1998 and Confidentiality NHS Code of Practice, with regard to security of your
Information.
 
All the surgery staff are bound by confidentiality statement. They can only release any information to the patient themselves. Any outside agencies
requesting patient information will only be able to do so with the patient's
written consent. Patients may request access to their medical records by
submitting their request in writing to the practice manager. There is normally a fee for this service.
 
Copies of these leaflets are available in the waiting room, ask at reception if needed in a different format or language.
 - Freedom of Information leaflet
 - Summary Care Record—information leaflet
 
Health and Social Care Information Centre
Starting in Autumn 2013, information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care and help plan and improve NHS services for all patients. Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected.
If you do not want information to be shared outside the Health & Social Care Information Centre please contact www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or telephone 0300 3035678.
 
Full information regarding the benefits of sharing information, what happens to the information, your right to choose and a list of frequently asked questions is available at www.nhs.uk/caredata
 
If you are happy for your information to be shared you do not need to do anything. If you do not want information to be shared outside your GP practice, please contact the surgery.
 
Risk profiling: how your NHS records are used  - Privacy notice
This practice is taking part in a new NHS service that helps your family doctor (GP) to spot whether you need more help to manage your health. The service is called “risk profiling”.
 
Using information from your health records, a secure NHS computer system will look at any recent treatments you have had in hospital or at this surgery, and any existing health conditions that you have, and alert your doctor to the likelihood of a possible future hospital admission.
 
The clinical team at the surgery will use the information to help you get early care and treatment where it is needed.
 
The information will only be held on existing clinical IT systems and will only be seen by qualified health workers involved in your care.
 
NHS security systems will protect your health information and patient confidentiality at all times.
 
If you don’t want your information being used in this way, or have any other concerns, please ask Reception staff for an opt-out form to withdraw from this service
 
Please download our opt-out form here if you would like to opt-out from risk profiling.
 
GP Net Earnings
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