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Coronavirus Update

Due to COVID-19 Carisbrooke Surgery will no longer be offering walk-in or pre-bookable appointments with doctors. Please call the appointment line on 01424 432925 where your call will be triaged, or, even better, use Engage Consult for an online direct consultation with a clinician. We are unable to offer tests for Covid-19 infection.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you are offered an appointment at the surgery:

  • DO NOT arrive more than 10 mins before your appointment time.
  • Ring the doorbell in the entrance lobby and wait for a member of staff to come out to you.
  • Wear a face covering if possible.
  • Before you enter the surgery your temperature will be taken.
  • When you enter the building please use the alcohol gel provided on your hands.
  • DO NOT bring other people with you to your appointment unless this is absolutely essential.

If you have either a high temperature (37.8° or above) or a new continuous cough (coughing repeatedly) STAY AT HOME for 7 days. You will not need a sick note for this.

DO NOT go to a GP, pharmacy or Hospital.

DO NOT contact NHS111 to tell them you are self-isolating.

ONLY contact NHS111 if you feel you cannot cope at home with your symptoms/your condition gets worse/your symptoms DO NOT get better after 7 days.

Covid-19 (Corona Virus) and Online Consultations using Engage Consult

To ensure that we delay the spread of Covid-19 as effectively as possible, it's ESSENTIAL that we limit face-to-face consultations to only those patients who urgently need them.

We urge all patients to contact us FIRST using Engage Consult, our online consultation system. You can give us as much detail about your problem as you feel comfortable with. If you create an account straightaway, we can also get back to you online. No more hanging on the telephone.

If you have any concerns that you may have the virus, you MUST stay at home and contact us via Engage Consult (between 07:00 and 11:00), by phone, or NHS 111

Try the new NHS App

If you're a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use Patient Access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

Please be aware that, due to the current situation, it is taking longer than usual for you to be registered for this service. Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be completed. Thank you for you patience.

PLEASE NOTE: GP appointments are 10 minutes in duration.

 

Click on our new 'Dementia Support and Information' page (on the right hand side of the home page) for lots of help and advice on dealing with dementia.

Practice Policies

Confidentiality & Medical Records

Locked blue folderThe 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.

Chaperones

Read our Chaperone Policy

Complaints

Customer service formWe make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.

However, we are aware that things can go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.

To pursue a complaint please contact the practice manager who will deal with your concerns appropriately. Further written information is available regarding the complaints procedure from reception.

Download our Complaints Procedure

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.



 
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