The surgery operates a zero tolerance policy, if a patient is violent or abusive to the Doctors, staff or other persons on the practice premises, the offender will be removed immediately from the doctor's list and will be reported to the police.
Rights and responsibilities of the patients
Keep to the time of the appointment.
Reschedule or cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend so that the appointment can be offered to other patients.
Order your repeat prescription 48 hours before you need your medication.
Please try to keep all telephone conversation as brief as possible so that the telephone line can be available for other patients too.
Individual appointments are for one individual patient only.
We expect you to treat the doctor and the staff with courtesy and respect.
Please tell us immediately if you change your name, address, telephone number etc.
A patient's Suggestion Box is situated in the Reception area.
The practice also has a Patients' Complaints Procedure. Please ask at Reception for details.
Keeping your records confidential
Your doctor and his staff and everyone else working for the NHS have a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information.
In some instances, you may be receiving care from other people as well as the NHS, we may need to share information about you with them so that we can all work together for your benefit.
Anyone who receives confidential information about you from us is also under legal duty of confidence.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example, when the health or safety of others is at risk. We will not disclose your information to the third parties without your permission.
Electronic Data Sharing Model (eDSM)
What is Risk Stratification?
There are two types of risk stratification:
The first type of risk stratification aims to identify those patients within the practice who may benefit from additional support and/or assessments, based on their specific health problems.
The second type of risk stratification aims to identify patterns of ill health and the related requirements across the local patient population. Patient information would be pulled together as an anonymised file, where each patients' identity would be removed; the trends in illnesses would then be analysed across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as a whole.
In both of the cases above, the NHS aims to protect patient health information and ensure strict confidentialty throughout the whole process.