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Patient Online Services - April 2016

Dyneley House Surgery has offered patients’ facilities to book appointments and order their repeat prescriptions ‘on-line’ since 2011.

From 1 April, we are able to offer patients the facility to view information from their medical record. 

Please ask at Reception about the process of registering to be able to access this facility.

NHS Friends & Family Test

We welcome your feedback and would be really pleased if you can spare a few minutes to complete the new NHS Friends & Family Test. You can find the survey in the 'Have your say' section on the homepage of the website.

Named Accountable GP

From the 1 April 2015, under the terms and conditions of the General Medical Services Contract, the Practice is required to allocate a named, accountable GP to all registered patients.

 

If you wish to know who your allocated GP is, or have a preference as to which GP you are allocated, please contact Reception.

 

These new arrangements do not prevent you making an appointment or seeing any GP at the Practice as patients have always been able to.

 

GP Earnings

From April 2016, all doctors’ practices are required to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients. 

The average pay for GPs working in Dyneley House Surgery in the last financial year was £70,695 before tax and National Insurance.  This is for 2 full time GPs, 7 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.”

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the Practice are publicised and the required disclosure is shown above. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the Practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

Accessible Information Standard - Making Health & Social Care Information Accessible

The Accessible Information Standard will come into force from 31 July 2016 across health and social care in England. Our aim is to make sure disabled people have access to information that they can understand and any communication support they might need.

You can find out more by reading this guide in easy words and pictures. You can also watch a video in British Sign Language (BSL) or listen to an audio recording.

We are currently working towards the standard.  The first thing we need to do is identify those people with information and communication needs. Please help us to do this.

Let us know if you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss, and the kind of information and communication support that you need.

We will record this on your medical records.  This will help us to be prepared the next time you use our services. Please ask a member of the Practice Team if you need any further information or assistance.

Sharing Your Records: Your Personal Information

Information about you is used in a number of ways by the NHS and social care services to support your personal care and to improve health and social care services for everyone. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is the national NHS organisation with a legal responsibility to collect data as people make use of NHS and social care services. The data is used both at a local level and nationally to help with planning, managing your care, supporting research into new treatments, identifying trends and issues and so forth and is used to try to make services better for all. You can, however, choose not to have information about you shared or used for any purpose beyond providing your own treatment or care.

Your Right to Opt Out

You can choose not to have anything that could identify you shared beyond your GP practice. You can also choose for the HSCIC not to share information it collects from all health providers any further.   If you have previously told your GP practice that you don't want the HSCIC to share your personal confidential information for purposes other than your own care and treatment, your opt-out will have been implemented by the HSCIC from 29 April 2016. It will remain in place unless you change it.   Simply contact your GP either to register an opt-out or end an opt-out you have already registered and they will update your medical record. Your GP practice will also be able to confirm whether or not you have registered an opt-out in the past.   You can find more information about how the HSCIC handles your information and choices and how it manages your opt-out on the HSCIC website www.hscic.gov.uk/yourinfo

Appointments

Please see 'How to make an appointment' tab above for an update on the changes to the appointment system'
 

coffeediaryWe always try to offer an appointment with the doctor/nurse of your choice. If you require an urgent appointment it will help us to have a general idea about the problem so that we can determine whether response by a GP or nurse (see Nurse Acute Appointments below) would be appropriate.

Patients who fail to attend waste 100 or more appointments every single month; please phone and cancel if you are unable to make your appointment.

For online appointment booking, please use the link at the top of the page

Nurse Acute Appointments

Our nurses can deal with a range of conditions which would previously have been dealt with by our GPs. If you ring for an urgent appointment at the surgery you may be asked if you feel the problem can be dealt with by one of the nurses.

The list below is a guide to the conditions they can and cannot deal with.

Suitable for Nurse Appointments:

Children over one year old and adults with

  • Earache and acute deafness
  • Sore/sticky eyes
  • Mouth and tongue conditions
  • Rashes, allergic reactions, bites and skin infections
  • Cystitis and urinary infections
  • Gynaecological infections and emergency contraception

Not suitable for Nurse 'Acute' Appointments:

  • Babies under one year old and pregnant women
  • Chronic conditions or acute illnesses in patients with complex medical problems
  • Medication reviews, sick note renewal or repeat prescriptions
  • Mental health problems
  • Back pain, muscle and joint problems
  • Blood pressure checks, vaccinations, dressings and routine contraceptive advice. (These should be dealt with in routine nurse appointments.)

Sister Julia Bundock is a specialist diabetic nurse, and runs a regular diabetic clinic working alongside chiropody and dietician services for our diabetic patients.

 

 
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