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COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

The Practice is improving how we communicate with patients.  Please tell us if you need information in a different format or require communication support.

TARGET TRAINING DAY

The surgery will be CLOSED for training purposes from 12 noon on Thursday 22nd June 2017. If you need a doctor urgently whilst we are closed please ring NHS 111.  In an emergency telephone 999 for an ambulance.  The surgery will re-open at 8 am on Friday morning.

 

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS

For information on Sexual Health Clinics in Leeds call the helpline on 0113 3926725 or email leedssexualhealth.com

ON-LINE APPOINTMENTS & PRESCRIPTIONS!! - You can book your appointment on-line, up to 3 months in advance & also request repeat prescriptions.  Ask at reception for a password.  All appointments with the doctors are 10 minutes, if you have several problems to discuss please ask for a longer appointment. 

CHLAMYDIA Testing for males & females aged 16-25.

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that often has no symptoms.

The test is a simple, painless, self taken swab for females and a urine test for men - ask your doctor, nurse or receptionist for a testing kit.

Why should I be tested?

To stop the spread of infection & prevent fertility problems in the future.  Every time  you change your sexual partner you should get a test

The treatment is a short course of strong antibiotics.

FREE CONDOMS

If you are over 16 you can collect free condoms from the surgery. 

Ask your doctor, nurse, or receptionist.

You can ring the receptionist and arrange to collect your condoms from reception.

If you are aged 13-16 you can collect free condoms from the surgery - please contact the surgery to arrange with the Health Care Assistant.

 

Access to Your Records

confidentiality.jpg You have a right to keep your personal health information confidential. All our employees are trained in information security and confidentiality. There are strict codes of conduct in place to ensure your information is safe, whether it is on paper or computer files. Where data is stored electronically we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any information shared with other specific NHS organisations is also bound by strict regulations of confidentiality. Whenever we can we will remove details which identify you. Medical information requested by other sources, eg employers, insurance companies and solicitors is only provided with your written consent.

Your medical details will not be disclosed to your family, friends or colleagues unless we have your written consent to do so.

You are entitled to receive a copy of any letter that the Practice writes about you. This is usually in the form of referral letters to hospitals. The clinician writing the letter will ask whether you wish to receive a copy.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are legally entitled to access your clinical records. If you wish to access your records, please ask the receptionist and she will give you an information pack and application form.  The Practice is allowed, by law, to charge a fee to cover our administration costs.  These charges are explained in our leaflet. 

 
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