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Practice Merger

Please see below for further information

Flu Clinic 2017

A further flu clinic is being held on Tuesday 28th November and Tuesday 5th December 2017. If you are eligible for a flu vaccination then please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Repeat Medication Ordering.

We have taken the difficult decision and amended the practice policy regarding the ordering of Repeat medication by Chemists. From the 1st June 2017 Chemists will no longer be able to order medication on a patients behalf. The other usual methods of ordering medication remain - in person, online or now by Fax. The link below explains these changes in more detail. 

 

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions 

Dr Exley

It is with sadness to inform patients that Dr Exley is taking early retirement and finishes on Friday 6th October after 26 years of service . He will be missed by staff and patients but wish him well for the future. 

Church Street Medical Centre is Rated Outstanding by CQC!

We are pleased to announce  that the Practice has been rated "Outstanding" in our recent CQC inspection.  Only 194 GP practices in the Country have been given this rating and we are incredibly proud of all the Staff at the Surgery and our Patient Participation group for their contribution to the Practice.

 


 

Complaints

Here at Church Street Medical Centre we strive to provide a good service. However, if you have a complaint about any aspect of the practice, please speak in the first instance to a member of the reception team. If they are unable to resolve your complaint then please speak or write to Anita Smith, Practice Manager. Our Process is detailed below. Complaints leaflet

Receiving Complaints:

The practice may receive a complaint made by, or on behalf of a patient, or former patient, who is receiving or has received treatment at the practice. If you wish to make a complaint on someone else's behalf we will require their written consent before we can deal with the complaint.

How do I Complain?

You have two options available to you; you can complain to the Practice which will be more personal to you, as a practice we make every effort to investigate every complaint fully and ensure that the patient still feels the are welcomed as a practice patient. Alternatively you can complain to NHS England, who will work with the practice to investigate the complaint. (you can not complain toboth)

The Practice

We would appreciate if you could contact the practice AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Complaints may be received either verbally or in writing to the Complaints manager or his/her stand in if the Complaints manager is unavailable. If you need help writing your letter you can contact East Midlands ICAS - Nottingham, Christopher Cargill House, 21-23 Pelham Road, Nottingham, NG5 1AP (Telephone 0808 802 3000) who are an independent organisation.

NHS England

Contact Details;

 NHS England

 PO Box 16738

 Redditch

 B97 9PT

 E-mail: england.contactus@nhs.net

 Please write ‘For the attention of the Complaints manager’ in the subject line.

 Tel: 0300 311 22 33 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, excluding English Bank Holidays)

 Your complaint will be noted and passed to the Complaints manager

Period Within Complaints Can Be Made:

  •   Within 12 months from the date of the event: or
  •   Within 12 months from the date on realising that you have the problem

Who Do I Complain To?

 Mrs Anita Smith

 Practice Manager

 Church Street Medical Centre

 11b Church Street

 Eastwood

 Nottinghamshire

 NG16 3BS

Action Upon Receipt Of Complaint?

  We shall acknowledge your complaint within 3 working days.

  • Ensure the complaint is properly investigated.
  • Respond to the patient within 20 working days (we aim to do this within 10 working days). If this is not

    possible a written letter will be given to explain the reason for the delay and an indication when a

    response will be available.

What Happens Next?

We hope you will use a complaints procedure if you have a problem as we believe that this will give us the best chance of putting right what went wrong.

Complaints will be reviewed at practice meetings for staff to ensure any actions required are put into practice.

We would hope that the complaint has been corrected and whatever went wrong has given practice the opportunity to learn from the points. If however you remain dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right to approach the Ombudsman. Their contact details are:

 The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

 Millbank Tower

 Millbank

 London

 SW1P 4QP

 Tel:  0345 0154033

 Website: http://www.ombudsman.org.uk

You may also approach POhWER for help or advice;

The POhWER Service is an independent, free and confidential advice service, which offers support to complainants with an NHS complaint. The contact details are:

Tel 0300 456 2370

Website:  http://www.pohwer.net

 
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