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WE NOW HAVE A NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM AND A NEW TELPHONE NUMBER


0161-983-0190


We have updated our telephone system in response to your feedback to improve the quality of our service delivery. This means a change in telephone provider and also our surgery telephone number to 0161-983-0190.  This system is very new to us and we really do appreciate your support and patience with us as we get to grips with it!


Surgery Connect supports highly efficient call management across multiple or single practices with features that are built around the needs of general practice:



  • A call recording functionality is available for landlines and mobiles, inbound and outbound to support both patients and surgery.



  • Dealing with peaks of inbound calls when appointment lines open is challenge. Queue busting allows patients to be automatically called back, rather than have to wait in a queue.



  • Call routing can distribute calls across multiple sites and groups, and be linked to the needs of specific patients.

  • Call and video consultation recordings and history are linked to individual patient records.

  • Single click dialling of patients from clinical records saves time and avoids errors.

  • Administrators can listen in to reception calls, helping support staff in training.

  • Automated voice reminders can be set up, helping in times of high demand.



  • Calendar events can be added to control hours and days of operation, and automatically signpost callers to alternative numbers.

  • Surgery Connect is resilient: mobile phone back up means that calls can be routed to mobiles, in case phone lines lose connectivity.

  • Multiple languages can be supported, by recognising the speech input of the caller.

  • Inbound and outbound video calls are supported, and we are working on the use of AI to help process calls







Practice Policies

Clarendon Surgery & The Angel Medical Centre reviews it's Practice Policies regularly in accordance with new legislation as needed and on an annual basis.  All staff are train to adhere to our policies and protocols as part of the induction process and onoing training is provided annually during their time with us.

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.  All staff members are fully trained in confidentiality, equality and diversity and receive annual  refresher training.

The practice adheres to the legislation as outlined in the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998,  Freedom of Information Act 2000, Equality Act 2010 & Gender Recognition Act 2004)

Confidentiality Statement 2018

Equality & Diversity Policy 2018

Confidentiality Policy 2018

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.

Fees for Non NHS Services

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.

Complaints policy 2018

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.

Zero Tolerance Policy 2018

Access to medical records

Subject Access Requests Policy

Patient Online Access to records policy



 
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