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Updated information October 2017 - useful information for patients & how we use your information

FLU Vaccinations-

We are now taking bookings for Flu vaccinations please call for an appointment. If you are a carer you are eligible - please ask. Nasal flu will also be offered to eligible children.

NHS Online

This practice currently offers the facility for patients

  • To book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
  • To order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescription for drugs, medicines or appliances
  • To view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions

This is via TPP SystmOne using our website www.wellsidemedicalcentre.co.uk

If you do not already have a username and password for this system you will need to register by calling in to the practice in person with appropriate identification. Please enquire at reception beforehand as to the nature of identification that will be appropriate for this purpose.

 

We will seek necessary assurances from our clinical software providers to ensure that patients can request online access to their detailed coded records in a manner that is secure and safeguards the best interests of the patient.

We have been advised that this should be the case by 31 March 2016.

We will inform patients when appropriate arrangements are in place and we will publicise and promote our online services using the practice website and waiting room posters.

Thank you

PERTUSSIS IMMUNISATION CAMPAIGN FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

The Department of Health have recommended that pregnant women have the whooping cough vaccine from 28 weeks of pregnancy. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening - 65+ Men

This year, men aged 65 will be sent an NHS screening invitation. Those aged over 66+ years can request a scan if they have not been screened before. For more information visit aaa.screening.nhs.uk or speak with your GP who will have a supply of the appropriate self referral form.

EARLY CLOSING OF THE SURGERY

Wednesday 31st of January 2018 the surgery will close at 1pm for staff training and will reopen at 8am on Thursday 1st February 2018.

 

PRACTICE COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

 

 

If you have a compliment, comment, concern or informal complaint about the service you have received from the doctors or any of the staff working in the practice, please let us know directly.

This leaflet deals specifically with complaints. We operate a practice complaints procedure as part of unified regulations for dealing with complaints which govern all NHS organisations in England.

 

How to Complain

 

We hope that most problems can be sorted easily and quickly, often at the time that they arise and with the person concerned. If your problem cannot be sorted out in this way and you wish to make a formal complaint then we would like you to let us know as soon as possible, ideally within a matter of days or at most a few weeks, because this will enable us to establish what happened more easily. If it is not possible to do that please let us have details of your complaint:

 

  • Within 12 months of the incident that caused the problem; or
  • Within 12 months of discovering that you have a problemComplaints should be addressed to the Practice Manager, or any of the doctors. Alternatively you may ask for an appointment with the Practice Manager in order to discuss your concerns. The complaints procedure will be explained to you and we make sure that your concerns are dealt with promptly. It will be of great help if you can be as specific as possible about your complaint.  
  • We shall acknowledge your complaint within three working days of receipt. The acknowledgement will include the offer of a discussion to agree a plan of how your complaint will be handled and agree a reasonable timescale for investigating and concluding the complaint. When we look into your complaint we shall aim to

  • What we shall do
  • Find out what happened and what went wrong. Make it possible for you to discuss the problem with those concerned, if you would like this.Make sure you receive an apology where appropriate.
  • Identify what we can do to make sure the problem does not happen again.
  • Use feedback to improve care where appropriate.
  • Complaining on behalf of someone else
  • Please note that we keep strictly to the rules of medical confidentiality. If you are complaining on behalf of someone else we have to know that you have their permission to do so. A note signed by the person concerned will be needed unless they are incapable (because of illness) of providing this.

  • Complaining to NHS England.We hope that if you have a problem you will use our practice complaints procedure. We believe that this will give us the best chance of putting right whatever has gone wrong and provide an opportunity to improve practice. However, this does not affect your right to approach NHS England if you feel that you cannot raise your complaint with us or you are dissatisfied with the result of our investigation. You may contact NHS England by post at PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT; electronically at nhscommissioningboard@hscic.gov.uk or by telephone on 0300 311 22 33.   For further details contact:Millbank TowerLondon 
  • Tel: 0345 015 4033
  • SW1P 4QP
  • Millbank

    The Health Service Ombudsman for England

  • You also have the right to take your complaint to the independent Health Service Ombudsman if you are not satisfied with the manner in which your complaint has been dealt with. The Ombudsman is completely independent of the NHS and the Government and it is up to the Ombudsman whether they decide to take up a complaint. 

For further details contact:

The Health Service Ombudsman for England

Millbank Tower

Millbank

London

SW1P 4QP 

Tel: 0345 015 4033

 
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