Practice Policies

Email: correspondence.carnarvon@nhs.net

Telephone: 01702 349957


Practice Policies & Charter


Patients' Responsibilities


We would ask all our patients to:

  • Attend (or cancel) any booked appointment
  • Order repeat prescriptions in good time (at least 48 hours)
  • Treat all practice staff courteously

Violent Or Abusive Behaviour

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.

Freedom of Information – Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available. This scheme is available from reception.


Confidentiality & Medical Records


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 the   Health Board and Government 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 require 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.


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 practice manager.


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 practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.


Changing Your Details


Please keep us updated. If we do not have your current name, address and telephone number (landline and mobile), please let us know. It is important to let our reception staff know of any changes so that your records are kept up to date.


 

Violence Policy


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.


 

For more information on Practice Policies please book an appointment with our practice manager and these can be gone through in more detail with you.