Patient Triage System Access To Your Full Medical Record New Total Triage Service starting 6th November 2023 Church Walk Surgery Honoured at the Lincolnshire General Practice Nursing and HCA Awards! We would like to inform you of some changes here at Church Walk Surgery PATIENT CAR PARK BLOOD & TEST RESULTS
The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.
Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.
We aim to provide a high standard of care to all of our patients. Your feedback, positive or negative, can help us to improve the service we offer.
Please ask to speak to the practice manager if you have any issues you wish to discuss. The practice manager can also provide you with details of the NHS complaints procedure. There are also leaflets on this subject in the waiting room and a suggestions box in the reception area.
The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.
Due to an increased in the number of wasted appointments through patients failing to attend without informing the surgery, it has become necessary to implement the following policy:
If you repeatedly fail to attend appointments you may be removed from this practice list and be required to find an alternative doctor.
If you cannot attend your appointments for any reason please let us know as soon as possible, giving at least 24 hours notice. We can then offer the appointment to someone else.
Thank you for your co-operation.