Recently, we have noticed an increase in verbal abuse towards our recption staff. Our staff are here to help you and they are following procedures that help the practice to run efficiently. They have the right to work in a safe and secure environment.
The practice WILL NOT tolerate any of the following to any member of the practice team or attached staff:
Practice management have the right to remove from the list any patient who behaves in the above manner. Thank you in adance for your consideration.
Grantley Medical Practice aims to give a friendly and professional service. If you feel that you have been unfairly treated or have any complaint about the running of the practice, please contact Gillian Jamieson —Office Manager who will be pleased to explain our practice complaints procedure.
If you feel that we have not dealt with the issues you have raised as you would wish, you can write to the Complaints Manager at the Practitioner Services, Glasgow Section—1st Floor, Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 6QE (0141 300 1300).
Rights and Responsibilities
You have the right to be treated with respect and courtesy at all times and to expect a professional and efficient service. In return you have a responsibility to treat our staff with consideration and respect, to turn up to appointments on time and notify us as early as possible if you are unable to attend. In the rare event of a patient being violent, threatening or abusive to staff or other people in the surgery, we may call the police, and we may ask the Health Board to remove you from our list.
Confidentiality and Information Sharing
We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
Anonymous patient information will also be used at a 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 any way, please let the practice know.
GDPR - General Data Protection Regulations
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) apply from May 2018. These concern the way we hold and use your data.
To provide medical services, we hold the details of your consultations, illnesses, tests, prescriptions and other treatments that have been recorded by people involved in your care and treatment e.g. GP, Practice Nurse, Pharmacist and Health Visitor. This information may be stored on paper or electronically on computer files by the practice staff.
We may need to disclose some of your personal health information with other organisations involved in your care. For example, when your GP refers you to a specialist at the hospital we will send relevant details about you in the referral letter and receive information about you from them.
We also need to use some of your personal health information for administrative purposes. In order to receive payment for services provided to you, we have to disclose basic details about you to the NHS Board responsible for this area and to the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service. These organisations have a role in protecting public funds, and are authorised to check that payments are being properly made.
Our use of your personal health information is covered by a duty of confidentiality, and is regulated by the Data Protection Act. The Data Protection Act gives you a number of rights in relation to how your personal information is used, including a right to access the information we hold about you.
Everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential and adheres to a Code of Practice on Protecting Patient confidentiality. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.
NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. SPIRE is a service that will allow small amounts of information from GP practice records to be used to help doctors surgeries, NHSScotland and the Scottish Government to improve care and plan services, and to help researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices.
A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.
You have a choice about your patient record being used in this way. If you do not wish your information to be shared then please contact the practice and we will opt you out. For more information, please visit http://spire.scot/
If you have any queries or concerns on how we use your personal information, or would like access your information, please contact our Practice Manager.
Freedom of Information
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 routinely intends to make available. This scheme is available on request from the Practice Manager
Children aged 5 to 11 years old are now be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. For info click here or call: 0800 030 8013. Please do not call the practice as we are unable to provide information.View Details
This is no longer provided in the practice, GGC healthboard provide this service. Information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice can be found at at Home - Fit for Travel. The website allows you to select your destination and then view the requirements for the destination before contacting the providers on the board website. 4 Travel Vaccines are available on the NHS (Typhoid, Hepatitis A, DPT and Cholera) at no direct cost to the patient. Any other vaccinations will incur a cost. Please scan the qr code for more information.View Details
Think you might have long covid? Are you struggling? The Scottish government have posted information and access to support on NHS Inform - click here.View Details
Important Notice. GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates. Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites. Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid helpline on: 0808 196 8565. Dr Gregor Smith Chief Medical Officer.View Details
Flu vaccinations are NOT being given at the practice this year. Information on how you obtain your flu vaccination is available here. Please do not call the practice for information as we are no longer responsible for delivery of flu vaccinations and therefore cannot provide information. As always, we encourage you to consider getting vaccinated.