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Prescription Ordering Direct (POD)

A new and convenient way to order your repeat prescription for patients of Radbrook Green Surgery.  Telephone: 033 33 583 509 Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.  From phoning Prescription Ordering Direct (POD), please allow 4 working days before collecting your medication.

Telephone System

The Practice has recently moved to a new telephone system and unfortunately we are currently experiencing problems.  The telephone company are working on the system and we hope normal service will be resumed shortly.  We would like to apologise for any inconvenience you may experience during this time and thank you for your patience.

Clinic B Appointments

Due to nursing staffing issues within the Practice we currently have a shortage of Clinic B appointments.  The Practice is working to resolve this issue but would like to apologise if you are unable to obtain an appointment in your month-of-birth as usual.

Service Improvements

From Monday 8th January as part of our ongoing Quality and Improvements at the surgery, the telephone lines will be open at lunchtime. It is hoped that this will improve call waiting times for our patients.

GP Extended Opening Hours Clinic

We would like all patients in our community to be able to see a local GP or Nurse when they need to. We have set up a network of GP Practices across the region offering extended opening hours for pre-bookable and same day routine extended access appointments.  The GP extended opening hours service operates between 6.00pm-8.00pm on weekdays and 9.00am- 1.00pm on weekends and allows patients to be seen within a network of GP Practices at a convenient time and location, depending on availability. The service is forecast to continue until 30th September 2018.

 Call now to book a routine appointment 0333 222 6649

Patient Messaging Service

We have started using our new patient messaging service.
We will be able to communicate with you via text message, using automated technology that will enable us to contact you much more quickly and effectively. This will free up our staff to deal with those tasks only a human can do!

It is important that you keep us up-to-date with your current mobile phone number.

 Examples of how it will improve our communications include:

 • Automated appointment reminders 24 hours before. You can cancel your appointment by text using the word CANCEL, which immediately frees it up for others to book.
• Targeted health promotion campaigns, such as flu clinics.
• Reminders to attend specific clinics, e.g. diabetic, health checks, etc.
• NHS-required information such as smoking status: you can simply reply by texting one word to give us your status.
• Urgent communications: for example, if a GP calls in sick first thing in the morning, all patients in that surgery will be advised by text within minutes.

Of course, you can opt out by sending us a message or advising reception, but you would not be benefiting from the quick and non-intrusive communications from us that the system provides.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Named Accountable GP

From 1st April 2015, practices are required under the GMS contract, to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children. All patients registered at our surgery are allocated to a named GP.  Please ask your doctor, or the reception staff, who your named GP is. Should you express a wish for this to be changed to another GP we will do our best to accomodate your wishes.

Please be aware that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs in the practice of your choosing.

 Results of our recent CQC inspection:

We are very proud to announce that we have been rated as overall ‘outstanding’ in our latest CQC inspection. For more information please click here::

Radbrook Green Surgery CQC inspection

 IMPORTANT NEWS - action required: 

We are now using ‘Patient Access’ (see brown icon on the home page opposite) for booking appointments and ordering of REPEAT medication.   

Please register for this service by coming in to the practice and asking the receptionist for a registration letter which will give you your unique registration details. You will need to bring in ID (e.g. Passport or Driving licence).

 

Results of recent Patient Survey (2016/7)

To review the results of our recent survey, please click here: http://www.mysurgeryoffice.co.uk/psurvey.aspx?p=287112&v=M82016

CARE.DATA Programme

Confidential information from your medical record can be shared within the NHS. YOU HAVE A CHOICE:  Do nothing OR let us know that you do not want your data shared. Please click here for more information.

We are pleased to announce improvements to our telephone service.

Please click here for more details.

Extended Access Clinic

Do you work late? Do you find it difficult to attend the surgery during normal surgery hours? If so we are pleased to be able to offer you our Extended Access Clinic. Please ask at reception for our Monday, alternate Thursday and alternate Saturday morning opening hours.

Out of Hours

If you need urgent medical help or advice when the surgery is closed the number to call is 111.  The NHS111 service is free to call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year’

Test Results

If you have had x-rays or blood tests etc., you may enquire about the result without seeing the doctor. All results are screened by the doctor and it is your responsibility to contact the Surgery for your results 3 or 4 days after the specimen has been sent to the laboratory

Home Visits

Home visits are available to the housebound and to those too ill to come to the Surgery. If a visit is required on the same day, please try to contact the Surgery before 10.30 a.m.  A doctor will usually ring you prior to visiting.

 

 

 

Free Prescriptions for Cancer Patients

People being treated for cancer will be eligible for free prescriptions from 1st April 2009 and can apply for free prescriptions from today.

The new scheme, announced by the Prime Minister in September last year, abolishes NHS prescription charges for everyone undergoing treatment for cancer, the effects of cancer, or the effects of cancer treatment.

All cancer patients are entitled to apply for a 5-year exemption certificate, which will entitle them to all their NHS prescriptions free of charge, not just those relating to cancer. The certificate can be renewed as many times as necessary and will not have to be returned if the patient’s condition changes.

Patients should contact their doctor to apply for exemptions.

 

Your Information

We ask for information about you so that you can receive the best possible care and treatment. We keep this information, together with details of your care, to ensure that your doctor or nurse has accurate and up-to-date information which may be needed if we see you again.

We only use or pass on information about you to people who have a genuine need for it in connection with your medical care. Where we can, we will remove details that identify you as an individual.

Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information. As a practice we are registered under the Data Protection Act.

For further information about how your information is kept and used, please ask to speak to the Practice Manager or refer to the leaflets held in reception.

Patients are entitled to request to see their medical records in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Please enquire at reception for further information.

Radbrook Green Privacy Notice

 

Accessing your medical records at Radbrook Green Surgery

 

Introduction 

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, patients (data subjects) have the right to access their data and any supplementary information held by Radbrook Green Surgery, this is commonly known as a data subject access request (DSAR). Data subjects have a right to receive: 

  • Confirmation that their data is being processed
  • Access to their personal data
  • Access to any other supplementary information held about them 

Options for access

As of April 2016, practices have been obliged to allow patients access to their health record online. This service will enable the patient to view coded information held in their health record. Prior to accessing this information, you will have to visit the practice and undertake an identity check before being granted access to your records.

 

In addition, you can make a request to be provided with copies of your health record. To do so, you must submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) form; this can be submitted electronically and the DSAR form is available on the practice website. Alternatively, a paper copy of the DSAR is available from reception. You will need to submit the form online or return the completed paper copy of the DSAR to the practice. Patients do not have to pay a fee for copies of their records.

Time frame 

Once the DSAR form is submitted, Radbrook Green Surgery will aim to process the request within 21 days; however, this may not always be possible. The maximum time permitted to process DSARs is one calendar month.

 

Exemptions 

There may be occasions when the data controller will withhold information kept in the health record, particularly if the disclosure of such information is likely to cause undue stress or harm to you or any other person.

 

Data controller 

At Radbrook Green Surgery the data controller is the Practice Manager Miss Angela Treherne and should you have any questions relating to accessing your medical records, please ask to discuss this with the named data controller.

Application form for access to health records

 
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