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A Teaching Partnership With HYMS
The practice is involved in teaching medical students from Hull York Medical School. This is an exciting opportunity to train the doctors of the future. The doctor may occasionally have students with him or her during surgery, or you may be asked to see one of our students prior to seeing the doctor in some cases. Please tell the receptionist if you do not wish to participate. The training doctors include Dr Kurtis, Dr Thornton and Dr Ahmed. We are also a GP Registrar training practice.
Doctors are not trained to deal with dental problems. In a dental emergency please contact your own dentist. If you are not registered at a practice you can call the dental access centre on (01405) 608200 between 8.30am and 5.00pm. For emergencies outside of these hours please call 0845 1200086.
Pharmacy Care/Minor Ailment Scheme
The practice is involved in a pharmacy minor ailments scheme. Selected pharmacies in the area can provide advice and a prescription (free of charge if you are normally exempt from charges), without the need to see the GP. The conditions that can be treated by the pharmacy include coughs, flu symptoms, rashes, diarrhoea, thrush, head lice etc. Please see the pharmacy minor ailments leaflet for further details.
Symptoms To Take Seriously
If someone has unexplained chest pain - call 999
Contact The Surgery If:
an asthmatic remains short of breath even after using the recommended treatment
someone becomes drowsy or confused, especially with a headache, neck stiffness, dislike of light or a rash
you develop blood loss from anywhere unusual
you experience unexplained weight loss
there is a change in a mole
is a sustained change in your bowel movements
or bumps appear in your breasts or testicles
Violent Patients - Zero Tolerance
The NHS operates a zero tolerance policy towards violent patients. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse. Violent patients will be reported to the police and removed from our list with immediate effect and in these circumstances the Primary Care Trust will make arrangements for further medical care to be provided.
Confidentiality And The Data Protection Act (1998)
Everyone who works for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.
You may be receiving care from other people as well as your doctor, eg NHS Hospital Trusts, Social Services, private hospitals, district nurses etc. In order for us to all work together for your benefit we may need to share some of your health information. We will only do this if there is a genuine need for it.
Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.
Access To Your Health Records
You have a right of access to your health records. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held on computer and in certain manual records. If you want to see your records you should make a written request to the NHS organisation where you are being, or have been, treated. You should give your full details in order that information about you may be located. There will be a charge if you require a copy of the information.
Freedom Of Information - Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the 'classes' of information the practice intends to routinely make available.
The practice has access for disabled patients with disabled parking available.