Brayford Medical Centre
Newland Health Centre, 34 Newland, Lincoln LN1 1XP
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Telephone: 01522 543943
Fax: 01522 538088LIWCCG.email@example.com
Our approach to your healthcare
Conveniently situated close to the city centre, near Lucy Tower Street multi-storey car park and easily accessible by public transport, you will find us located in the Newland Health Centre. We are situated on the ground floor and our reception desk is located directly opposite the main entrance to the building. Our ground floor premises provide easy access for disabled patients. We are committed to looking after all your health needs.
Patient’s rights and responsibilities
As a patient you have the right to:
- Be registered with a named doctor, all our patients have a named accountable GP, but remember that you may have to see any of our doctors.
- Receive emergency care.
- Receive appropriate drugs and medicines.
- Be referred for specialist or second opinion if they and GP agrees.
- See your medical records or a copy, subject to certain laws.
- Know that by law, everyone working for the NHS must keep the contents of your medical records private. With these rights come responsibilities for the public. That means being: a) you must be courteous to staff at all times b) to ensure you are as prompt as possible for all appointments c) to be responsible for cancelling appointments in adequate time.
Who has access to patient information
We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can provide the best possible care. We have a fully computerised medical record system which means information about your healthcare is held on a secure server. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. Please ask the receptionist if you wish to see or obtain a copy of your record. If you are referred to a hospital specialist you are also welcome to request a copy of the referral letter.
Policy on violent or abusive patients
We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similarly respectful way. We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour against any of our staff or patients. If a patient is violent or abusive, they will be warned to stop their behaviour. If they persist, we may exercise our right to take action to have them removed, immediately if necessary, from our list of patients.
Change of patient’s personal details
If you change your name, address or contact details (such as your telephone number or email address), please let us know as soon as possible so that we can update our records. If you are receiving treatment at a hospital it might also be a good idea to inform them of any changes so that both our records are consistent when we communicate with them.
When should I see a nurse?
Nurses based at our practice treat patients for a wide range of common conditions (e.g. minor injuries/illnesses, removing stitches, travel vaccinations, immunisations and so on). You can expect to see a nurse within two working days. Our practice nurses are also specially trained to run routine clinics for certain conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. (Each of our nurses specialises in a different area, so you need to book ahead with the most appropriate person). Our reception staff will be able to advise whether a nurse appointment is appropriate.
Nursing care at home
We work closely with other healthcare professionals who are part of our Primary Health Care Team working in the community, such as the district nursing team, midwives and health visitors. If you have an illness or incapacity that means that you need nursing care in your own home, the district nurse will visit you. Patients who are likely to benefit from this service include the housebound, the elderly, people with a terminal illness, and those who have recently been discharged from hospital. District nurses provide wound care, palliative care, continence advice, health promotion advice and advice on co-ordinating care packages. If you move permanently into a care home locally, the district nurse may be able to continue your care. Your GP may also be willing to continue to care for you, or a number of GPs may provide services for the residents of local care homes.
How can patients have their say
Patients are welcome to contact Tracey Baggott our Practice Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org at any time to dicuss any aspect of our services. Our aim is to provide all of our patients with a first class medical service. We also have a Patient Participation Group, details are available from the Practice Manager or in the waiting room on your next visit.
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