Cross Deep Surgery

4 Cross Deep, Twickenham, TW1 4QP

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NHS

Telephone: 020 8892 8124

Fax: EMAIL: swlccg.crossdeepsurgery-twickenham@nhs.net

Out of Hours: 111

Practice Policies

Confidentiality & Medical Records

The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

Access to Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

Complaints

We hope that, if you have a problem you will use our practice complaints procedure. We believe this will give us the best chance of putting right whatever has gone wrong and an opportunity to improve our practice. Please address your complaint directly to the Practice Manager, Lacy van der Sloot. This however does not affect your right to approach NHS England, if you feel you cannot raise your complaint with us or you are dissatisfied with the result of our investigation.

NHS England can be contacted on:

NHS England,
PO Box 16738,
Redditch
B97 9PT

Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Email: england.contactus@nhs.net

Alternately you can contact PALS:

Patient Advice and Liaison Service
Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group
Civic Centre
44 York St
Twickenham

Tel: 020 8734 3001
Email: ricccg.richmondpals@nhs.net

Violence Policy

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.