Access to Medical Records Policy
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The Practice is committed to providing a safe environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times. For certain examinations during consultations an impartial observer (a “Chaperone”) will be required.
This impartial observer will be a member of staff who is familiar with the procedure and be available to reassure and raise any concerns on your behalf. Both male and female clinical Team members work within the Practice. If you have a preference, please ensure you discuss this when you attend. The GMC advises that a relative or friend is not considered to be an impartial observer and therefore would not be considered a suitable chaperone.
You are free to decline any examination or chose an alternative examiner or chaperone. You may also request a chaperone for any examination or consultation if one is not offered to you. The Clinician may not feel comfortable to undertake an examination if a chaperone is declined.
A chaperone will:
- Maintain professional boundaries during intimate examinations
- Be sensitive and respect the patient’s dignity and confidentiality
- Provide emotional comfort and reassurance.
- Assist with undressing/dressing patients, if required.
Our Complaints Process Explained
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Every patient has the right to make a complaint about the treatment or care they have received at Market Overton & Somerby Surgeries. We understand that we may not always get everything right and, by telling us about the problem you have encountered, we will be able to improve our services and patient experience.
Who to Talk to
Most complaints can be resolved at a local level. Please speak to a member of staff if you have a complaint; our staff are trained to handle complaints. Alternatively, ask to speak or write to the complaints officer.
If for any reason you do not want to speak to a member of our staff, then you can request that Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (LLR ICB) investigates your complaint. They will contact us on your behalf:
Corporate Governance Team,
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Integrated Care Board (ICB)
Room G30, Pen Lloyd Building,
County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8TB
Tel: 0116 295 7572
A complaint can be made verbally or in writing. A complaints form is available from reception. Additionally, you can complain via email to [email protected].
Time Frames for Complaints
The time constraint on bringing a complaint is 12 months from the occurrence giving rise to the complaint, or 12 months from the time you become aware of the matter about which you wish to complain.
The complaints officer will acknowledge all complaints within three business days.
We will aim to investigate and provide you with the findings as soon as we can and within 30 working days. We will provide regular updates regarding the investigation of your complaint.
We will investigate all complaints effectively and in conjunction with extant legislation and guidance.
We will ensure that all complaints are investigated with the utmost confidentiality and that any documents are held separately from the patient’s healthcare record.
Third Party Complaints
We allow a third party to make a complaint on behalf of a patient. The patient must provide consent for them to do so. A third-party patient complaint form is available from reception.
We will issue a final formal response to all complainants which will provide full details and the outcome of the complaint. We will liaise with you about the progress of any complaint.
- POhWER support centre can be contacted via 0300 456 2370
- Advocacy People gives advocacy support on 0330 440 9000
- Age UK on 0800 055 6112
- Local Council can give advice on local advocacy services
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint from either NHS England or this organisation then you can escalate your complaint to Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) at either:
Millbank Tower, Millbank
Citygate, Mosley Street
Dealing with Violent and Abusive Patients Policy
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NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is published, and the required disclosure is shown below.
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.
All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Market Overton & Somerby Surgeries during the year ended 31st March 2019 was £9,695 before tax and national insurance.
This is for 4 full time GPs, 5 part time GPs and 2 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Infection Control Policy
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