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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Practice Policies

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Confidentiality & Medical Records                

Locked blue folder the practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

 

To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.

To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.

When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases.

Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

 

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

 

Reception and administration staff requires access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

To view the practice's Fair Processing and Privacy Notice please click the link below.

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Violent or Abusive Patients

The practice holds a policy for action that will be followed for violent and abusive patients. Patients will be removed from the list with immediate effect.

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Suggestions & Complaints

If you have a complaint or a view you wish to express, please ask to speak to the Practice Manager - Mrs Neeta Chitkara. We would be grateful for any suggestions on how we can improve our service.


Freedom of Information

The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt by 1st January 2009.

Model Publication Scheme - further information


Accessible Information Standard Policy



 
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