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 Managing Partner, Mr Gerard Whitfield.
If there is the need for a clinician to refer patients to specialist clinics, the hospital or other Health Care Providers, it will be necessary to share certain clinical information with them.
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 Managing Partner Mr Gerard Whitfield. No information will be released without the patients consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.
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.
A Doctor, Nurse or Patient can ask for a chaperone (someone to accompany them) for any procedure or examination for which they consider it appropriate. You may choose to be accompanied by a relative or friend or we can offer the services of an appropriately trained member of our clinical team.