Practice Policies

Violent Patients – Zero Tolerance

The NHS operates a Zero Tolerance Policy with regard to violence and abuse. We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour against any of our staff or patients. If a patient is violent or abusive, they will be warned to stop their behaviour. If they persist, we may exercise our right to take action and have them removed from our list of patients. If the incident is particularly violent, patients may be removed immediately.

Complaints & Comments

Please click here to see our complaints procedure

Patients with particular needs

Our surgery is accessible to disabled patients and has suitable wheelchair access. We also have parking spaces outside our practice which are reserved for patients displaying a disabled sticker.

We can arrange interpretation and translation services for people who do not speak English. Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.

Patient Confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and the practice is committed to keeping all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible advice and care.

This information is only available to those involved in your care and you should never be asked for personal medical information by anyone not involved in your care.

A small number of records may be used for the following purposes:

  • Checking accuracy of notes
  • Planning care for the local population
  • Investigating complaints or legal claims
  • Staff training and development
  • Approved research
  • Audits by the CCG

Most information will be used in an anonymised form but in some cases identifiable information may be seen by qualified members of staff.
Where there are child protection or safeguarding children concerns, information may need to be shared with other agencies.
If you want your notes to be excluded from these quality checks, please inform the receptionist or Practice Manager.

Records Access

You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records, please speak to the practice manager or reception staff who will be able to provide you with information on how to do this, and any charges that may be applicable.

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

You have a right to expect a high standard of care from our practice and we will try at all times to provide this to you.

In order to assist us in this we require that you take responsibility for ensuring that you do not abuse the service. For example, it is your responsibility to ensure that you keep appointments and follow medical advice given.

We aim to treat all our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similarly respectful way.