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CHRISTMAS CLOSURES:

The surgery will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. Please ensure you have ordered prescriptions you need over the Christmas period by Friday 20 December.

HALF DAY CLOSURE:

Thursday 16 January 2020

We will reopen on Friday 17 January at 8:15am 

If you require repeat medication during this time, please send your request to the surgery by 10:30am on Tuesday 14 January 

If you require medical advice when we are closed please call 111 or 999 for emergencies

Calls are free of charge

 


 

 

Practice Policies

PRACTICE POLICIES

COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS

Alrewas surgery aims to provide a welcoming, high quality, professional and caring service to all its patients.  We welcome all comments, suggestions and complaints as these help us to ensure our service meets the standards we strive to achieve.

If you have any concerns or wish to make a comment on the service you have received - good or bad - you can do so via the following options:

1. Friends and Family Test - comment cards available in surgery waiting area or take the survey online (red button on the right of the website)

2. Comment via this website's homepage, the button at the bottom of this screen or via our suggestions box in the surgery

3. Write to or call the practice manager at the surgery or via the surgery email address

4. Complete a complaints form Complaint form - Alrewas Surgery

5. Comment via the NHS Choices website NHS Choices - Alrewas Surgery

 


Confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. Confidentiality also extends to a patient’s family member.  Medical information relating to you will not be divulged to family members or anyone else without your written consent.

Staff at the Practice are all bound contractually to maintain patient confidentiality and any proven breach of this will be treated extremely seriously


Privacy

Our services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and under government legislation we have a duty to all our patients to keep your information safe, private and ensure that it is only shared appropriately and for the purposes for which you have agreed. (see also summary care record section below)

Patient Privacy Notice - Alrewas Surgery


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available. 

Freedom of Information Policy - Alrewas Surgery


Statement of Discrimination

We will treat our patients with respect and courtesy and will not discriminate against them in any way including on the grounds of age, sex, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin or disability, sexual orientation, religion or religious or philosophical beliefs.


Zero Tolerance

We ask that you treat GPs, Nurses and all other practice staff in a proper manner – with courtesy and respect and without  aggression, violence or abuse

Anyone calling or attending the practice who abuses any staff member or any other patient, be it verbally, physically or in any threatening manner will risk being removed from our patient list and be reallocated with the assistance of NHS England. 

In extreme case we may summon the Police to remove offenders from the Practice premises.


Summary Care Record

The Summary Care Record (SCR) is used in emergency care.  The record contains information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed. 
Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised emergency healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it.

When you join the practice, we upload this basic information and a Summary Care Record is created for each patient registered with us. You also have the option of allowing other professionals to see an enriched Summary Care record if you wish.  This includes additional information from your patient record and includes significant medical history, information on any long term conditions you may have, your immunisation record, your communication preferences and any end of life care information.

For further information you can:

  1. download and read the following documents SCR Additional information leaflet or Easy Read Patient Leaflet
     
  2. access the Summary Care Record website

  3. call the Summary Care record Information line on 0300 303 5678

You have a choice:

  • If you would like a basic Summary Care Record to be created for you, you do not need to do anything.
  • If you would like other emergency health care professionals to see an enriched summary care record with additional information, Click HERE for the form to complete and return it to the surgery so that we can make a note on your medical record 
  • If you prefer not to have a Summary Care Record, you need to complete an opt-out form and return it to the surgery so that we can make a note of this on your medical record.
    If you previously completed an opt-out form following the patient letters sent out in 2010, a Summary Care Record will not be created for you.
    CLICK HERE for the Summary Care Record opt-out form 
  • Whether you choose to have a Summary Care Record now or not, you can change your mind at any time by informing us at the surgery.

 



 
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