Responsibilities as a Patient
Please treat all staff with respect and courtesy at all times.
Please let us know if you change your name, address or telephone number.
Please do everything you can to keep appointments. Tell us as soon as possible if you cannot
so that another patient may use that appointment.
Please avoid telephoning the practice during peak morning hours (ie between 8.30 - 10.00am) for non-urgent matters.
Please order medication in good time.
Remember you are responsible for your health and that of your family.
Responsibility to You
We will treat you with courtesy and respect at all times.
We are committed to giving you the best possible service.
We will give you emergency care when you need it.
We will refer you to a specialist/consultant acceptable to you when necessary.
We will give you access to your health records subject to any limitations within the law.
In the event of a complaint please contact our Practice Manager, Sarah Hope. Complaints may be made verbally, written or submitted via a designated representative. A written record of your complaint will be made and your complaint acknowledged. An investigation will be undertaken and we will provide you with a response detailing the investigation undertaken, the outcome and appropriate action when necessary.
If you think you may need help and guidance to formulate your complaint, the local Clinical Commissioning Group can be approached. Their contact details are:
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group
(NHS England Area Team)
Tel: 01952 580353
Alternatively, you can contact the Patient Advice Liaison Service on 0800 030 4563 or emailng them at email@example.com.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome you may refer your complaint to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QP, Helpline: 0345 015 4033, www.ombudsman.org.uk
The Local Authority has also commissioned POhWER, a client led charity to provide Advocacy Services to patients in Shropshire. POhWER offers free and confidential information, advice and advocacy to anyone who needs it. The advocates work with people who wish to raise concerns about the care and treatment they receive from the NHS and to support them through the NHS Complaints Procedure. POhWER can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via 0300 456 2370 (previously known as the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service).
In order to provide you with the best possible healthcare, we need to maintain proper records of your health and make sure that this is available to your medical team, wherever and whenever possible.
All of our staff are trained in their responsibilities to protect your data and are under legal obligations not to disclose this information to unauthorised bodies or individuals.
Your medical records are vital!
We use your records to help us to give you proper healthcare and advice. We also need records to manage and plan the NHS itself in order to provide proper accounting for the public money we spend and to have the right resources in the right place.
We also use medical records in research to help find cures and treatments for illnesses. This helps us and other research bodies better understand diseases and determine which treatments work best under certain circumstances.
When we use this information we make sure that, wherever possible, we do not use personal details such as your name and address, in order to protect your confidentiality.
When releasing information to researchers, we give them only the minimum data necessary, and all their research is carefully vetted
If you have any queries on matters of data protection please contact the practice manager.
Care Quality Commission
All general medical services have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who are responsible for checking that every provider meets essential standards of quality and safety. If you have an experience you would like to report to the CQC please visit their website for details on how to pass this information on.
Clinical Commissioning Group
The practice is a member of the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Details of primary medical services may be obtained from NHS England – Area Team
(Shropshire & Telford) based at Halesfield 6, Telford TF7 4BF tel: 01952 580353.
Patients who wish to pursue more knowledge on how the NHS functions will find useful information here.
We strongly support the NHS policy on zero tolerance.
Anyone attending the surgery who abuses the GPs, staff or other patients be it verbally, physically or in any
threatening manner whatsoever, will risk removal from the practice list. In extreme cases we may summon the police
to remove offenders from the practice premises.