This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.

Practice Policies

PRACTICE SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE STATEMENT

Confidentiality & Medical Records

Locked blue folderThe practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

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.

Freedom of Information

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.

Access to Records

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.

Complaints

Customer service formWe make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.

However, we are aware that things can go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.

To pursue a complaint please contact the practice manager who will deal with your concerns appropriately. Further written information is available regarding the complaints procedure from reception.

Rights & Responsibilities

What we will do for you:

  • Treat you courteously and professionally
  • Hold all information in the strictest confidence
  • Refer you to a Consultant acceptable to you when your GP thinks it necessary
  • Under normal circumstances, give you an appointment with your own Doctor within 3 working days
  • The Nurses and are available to speak to you on the telephone, during the working day, by arrangement with Reception staff
  • Deal with your written requests for a repeat prescription within 2 full working days
  • Give you a full and prompt reply to any complaint you may make about our service

Please help the Receptionists to help you:

  • By treating our staff with courtesy and respect
  • By not requesting urgent appointments for things that can wait. It is unfair to patients who are emergencies
  • If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel. It may then be given to someone else
  • By using the correct repeat prescription slip, identify the items required and do not add items that have not been prescribed for you

Please do not abuse our services:

  • By asking for Home visits when you are able to get to the Surgery
  • By calling the Doctors out after hours for routine matters, or at night for problems that can wait until the morning
  • By not attending appointments made for you at the hospital. If you are unable to attend, please inform us or the hospital as soon as possible
  • Take responsibility for your own health
  • Follow advice from the Doctors and Nurses
  • Take medication properly
  • Keep follow-up appointments
  • Attend screening procedures

Thank you for giving your attention to these points. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated by all of us at the Practice.

Customer Service Pledge

All members of The New Folly Surgery Team are committed to giving you the best treatment and care possible. We are dedicated to providing a high quality service, which meets patients’ requirements.

We aim to:

  • Treat you courteously and professionally
  • Hold all information in the strictest confidence
  • Refer you to a Specialist acceptable to you when your GP thinks it necessary
  • Under normal circumstances give you an appointment, when possible with your own Doctor, within 3 working days
  • Ensure the Nurses are available to speak to you on the telephone during the working day, by arrangement with Reception staff
  • Deal with your written/on-line requests for a repeat prescription within 2 full working days
  • Give you a full and prompt response to any complaint you may make about our service

Violence Policy

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.



Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website