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25 May Bank Holiday Local Pharmacy Opening Hours25 May Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening HoursDue to COVID-19

  • We are not currently accepting returns of unwanted/unused medications until July at the earliest.

  • If you need to visit the Practice please wear a cloth face covering. 

  • To alleviate pressure on the surgery during this busy time our dispensary will only be open from 9-12 for collection of prescriptions.

  • Please keep to one in the Practice at all times. If you need to enter the Practice and there is someone in Reception please wait outside in a queue with a 2 metre distance from the person in front of you.

Letter to our patients from Dr Farrell

The Electronic Prescription Service

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 25th March 2020. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.

You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.  

 

The surgery will be closed for training on:

Tuesday 23rd June - 1.30 - 4.30

Thursday 23rd July - 3.30 - 6.30

Thursday 17th September - 3.30 - 6.30

Tuesday 13th October - 3.30 - 6.30

Tuesday 17th November - 1.30 - 4.30

2021

Thursday 21st January - 3.30 - 6.30

Wednesday 10th March - 3.30 - 6.30

We now have a social prescriber, Melanie Gale coming to the surgery on Thursdays. Click on the link below to find out more about Social Prescribing. If you think this is something you may benefit from please contact the surgery for a referral.

https://youtu.be/O9azfXNcqD8 

Please do not visit the surgery if you or your family have symptoms of diarrhoea & vomiting. For medical advice click on the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diarrhoea-and-vomiting/


Polite Reminder:

Please do not send emails to the Surgery regarding your healthcare, medications or appointments.

 

We now have a Facebook page, please visit us and like our page!

 

Practice Policies

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 information is available by clicking on the link on the right (4. Complaints)

Zero Tolerance Policy

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence, verbal abuse and vexatious behaviour. 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. Patients who are considered to be displaying vexatious behaviour are defined as those who persistently harass, distress, annoy, manipulate, cause trouble, agitate, disturb or exhibit behaviour that is perceived as controlling or bullying. Patients who make unreasonable demands on the Practice's time that is considered to be disproportionate to need will not be tolerated. Violent behaviour 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.

Patients who contravene the Zero Tolerance Policy will be sent a letter from the Practice confirming that this behaviour will not be tolerated. Any future violation of this policy may result in removal from the Practice patient list. Clear guidance on this process has been published by the General Medical Council in Good medical practice, and by the Royal College of General Practitioners in Removal of Patients from GPs' Lists, which sets out the circumstances under which it is acceptable to remove a patient from your list.  



 
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