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Did you know that we can now send you text reminders for your appointments?


Please ensure reception have your up to date mobile number to ensure you receive your text!


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For medical advice when the surgery is closed please ring 111




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 IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR DATA 


 Your GP will shortly be required to supply your personal and confidential medical information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre and NHS England.  The practice has NO CHOICE but to allow them to extract this information.  However individual patients can instruct their practice to stop the transfer of their data.  For more information on this important issue, please ask reception for a leaflet or see the link on the right of this screen, "Extraction of Personal Data". Below is an opt out form for completion if you do not want your information extracted. 



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 DO YOU WANT TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE ACCESS TO MAKE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS AND ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS? 


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 If you want to register for this you will need to come to the surgery with two forms of identification.  One must be photographic, i.e. passport, driving licence, bus pass, and one must contain evidence of your address i.e. utility bill.  We will then give you log in details so that you are able to make telephone appointments with your doctor and you will be able to order your repeat prescriptions.


  This is not available to anyone under the age of 16 years.


The repeat prescriptions do actually link into your medical records so will be accurate. 

Suggestions And Complaints

commentsOur aim is to give you the highest possible standard of service and we will try to deal swiftly with any problems that may occur.  We do however a complaints procedure in place for those instances where a patient is not satisfied with the services we have given.

As of 1st April 2009 this practice adheres to the NHS and Social Care Complaints Procedure under the Care Quality Commission as governed by the regulations; The Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service Complaints (England) Regulations 2009.

The complaints procedure applies in England to all NHS bodies, all providers of NHS health care and to independent providers, both from the voluntary and independent sector, which provides "health care in England under arrangements made with an NHS body".

Should a patient (or a representative on their behalf) make a complaint, the Practice may need to provide information about the patient, and treatment they have received, to insurers or legal advisers.

In line with these regulations, Katie Bush acts as the Complaints Manager whilst Dr Williams is the nominated “Responsible Person” under the scheme.

The complaints procedure has two stages; firstly local resolution and secondly Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Complaints about the services provided by this surgery, can either be made to us, or direct to the commissioning body which in this Practice's case is Worcestershire PCT.    If a complaint is made to the Practice, and the complainant is not happy with the response, then the complainant cannot then go to the PCT. Instead complainants dissatisfied with the response from the primary care provider can refer the complaint to the Ombudsman.

The regulations require a complaint to be made within 12 months of the matter occuring, or it being brought to the complainant's attention.  If someone other than the patient makes the complaint, then the person receiving the complaint wil lhave to ensure that they have the authority to make the complaint. The complainant is entitled to a timely response to their complaint.  The regulations also require all complaints to be acknowledged within 3 working days of receipt.

ICAS is the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service.   It helps those who wish to complain about the NHS.  The office which covers Worcestershire is based at County Buildings, St Mary's Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1LT.  The phone number is 0845 337 3056, fax number 0845 337 3057.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS OUR COMPLAINTS AND COMMENTS LEAFLET

Complaints leaflet

 
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