2.0RSSBBC News | Health | UK EditionUpdated every minute of every day.Cancer risk gene testing announcedA pioneering programme to test cancer patients for nearly 100 risk genes is to start in London and could represent the future of treatment in the NHS.Mon, 20 May 2013 13:29:45 GMThttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22599402#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-saSunshine vitamin 'may treat asthma'The amount of time asthma patients spend soaking up the sun may have an impact on their health, researchers have suggested.Mon, 20 May 2013 00:39:04 GMThttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22570859#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-saBunions 'blame family not footwear'The risk of developing bunions - bony growths on the big toe - is linked to your family, not your shoes, a US study has shown.Mon, 20 May 2013 06:45:37 GMThttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22555774#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
The practice endeavours to maintain a certain level of standard for all patients which is reflected in our Practice Charter.
Your Commitment To Us
The healthcare team members have only your best interests at heart. If staff are busy, please be patient and treat each member with courtesy and respect.
If you require a home visit, please telephone the surgery before 10.00am if possible.
Please request a night visit only if it is truly necessary.
If you are unclear or unsure about what the doctor has said, please ask. We want you to understand and feel confident about your treatment.
The healthcare team members are keen to promote healthy lifestyles and avoid illness. If the doctor or nurse offers health promotional advice, please take it.
If you are unable to keep, or no longer require, an appointment, please call the surgery as soon as possible so that we can offer the consultation to another patient.
Please let us know if you change your name, address or telephone number.
If you have any suggestions which might help us to improve our service to you or to others, please speak to a member of the healthcare team or leave your suggestion in the box provided.
Our Commitment To You
The doctors and staff will attempt to provide the highest possible standard of medical care for you at all times.
All members of staff will treat you at all times with courtesy and respect.
If you are too ill to attend surgery a visit may be made to your home, subject to clinical need.
When you attend the surgery we will endeavour to ensure that you are seen promptly. If this is not possible, an explanation of the delay will be given.
We will endeavour to make a non-urgent appointment to see the doctor of your choice within five working days (subject to the availability of that doctor).
Should you need to consult a doctor or nurse urgently, we will endeavour for you to be seen the same day. We can also arrange for you to see a doctor at our Local Access Centre.
Confidentiality of your medical records will be strictly maintained at all times.
All members of the healthcare team (doctors, nurses, receptionists, managers) will continue to undertake training which is relevant to providing you with the best possible healthcare services.
We are happy to receive comments, complaints and constructive criticism at all times. We operate an informal in-house complaints procedure and hope that you will use it so we can look into any problems or
complaints you may have. The practice complaints system meets national criteria.
Your complaint should be addressed to the practice manager who will ensure that your complaint is investigated thoroughly and as quickly as possible. Please note that we cannot provide or disclose confidential
information without appropriate authority. So, if you are making the complaint on behalf of another person, we will require that person's written consent.
Zero Tolerance Policy
The practice operates a Zero Tolerance Policy. Abusive or violent behaviour will not be tolerated and could result in your registration with the practice being terminated. This includes rudeness to doctors and staff or any threatening behaviour.
Freedom of Information Act
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 make routinely available. Information on
this scheme is available from reception.
Access to Medical Records
All patients are entitled under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Access to Health Records Act 1990 to check that any data concerning them, whether held in their medical records or on computer, is accurate. All requests for access to medical records should be made in writing to the practice manager.