Lilliput SurgeryElms AvenueParkstonePooleDorset, BH14 8EETel: 0844 477 8666
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:
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.
The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.
Model Publication Scheme - further information
We 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.
If you have any complaints about the service that you have received from the doctors or staff working for this practice, you are entitled to ask for an explanation. We operate an informal “in-house” complaints procedure to deal with your complaints. This procedure does not deal with matters of legal liability or compensation.
Your complaint should be addressed, in the first instance, to Dr S Thomas who will either deal with it personally or forward it to the appropriate member of staff.
The delegated member of staff will assess the complaint and offer to see the complainant immediately for a preliminary discussion. If the practice procedure is appropriate, a full investigation will take place. A meeting will be arranged in order to advise the complainant of the outcome.
If the complaint is unresolved the complainant has the right to complain to:The Complaints Office, Bournemouth and Poole Teaching Primary Care Trust, Canford House, Discovery Business Centre, 551-553 Wallisdown Road, Poole BH12 5AG.
We are continually striving to improve our service. If you have any suggestions regarding the service provided, write to Dr S Thomas who will pass on your letter to the appropriate member of staff. Alternatively, place your written suggestion in our suggestions box in the waiting room.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman website contains detailed information on raising a complaint about any aspect of the NHS in England. There is also a leaflet explaining the procedure of bringing a complaint to the ombudsman.
In keeping with the rest of the NHS, this practice operates a zero tolerance policy with respect to the protection of its staff.
This means that anyone who is violent or abusive in any way (including on the telephone) towards anyone in this practice, be it doctor, members of staff or other patients, may be removed from the practice list with immediate effect and without a second chance. Extreme cases will result in the perpetrator being reported to the police.
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