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We are now able to do video consultation, Orchard House Online Waiting Room - https://nhsattend.vc/fv-orchard-house

Our GP Practice Team is growing: Our Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner - Suzanne Miller is available for any muscle, bone or joint concerns.  The Physio can assess, diagnose and refer for further treatment. You can make an appointment with the Physio on Fridays.

Our new Advanced Nurse Practitioner Louise Doyle has now joined our team. She will be working in the surgery on Thursday and Fridays to help with medical problems such as ENT complaints, skin issues and a lot more.

We now have appointments available with our new Mental Health Nurse - Elizabeth McAteer.  If you are finding it hard to feel positive or feel you need support because of grief, anxiety or low mood then please contact the surgery and ask for an appointment with Elizabeth on a Monday or Tuesday.

For any information on the above, Please contact the reception on 01786 450394.

 


Practice Policies

Confidentiality & Medical Records

Locked blue folderThe practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at 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 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.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

Access to Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

Complaints

Customer service formWe 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.

To pursue a complaint please contact the practice manager who will deal with your concerns appropriately.

Further written information is available regarding the complaints procedure from reception or click here to download a copy. Complaints Information Leaflet

If you do not wish to contact the practice you can write to:

Patient Relations Team,
Acute Trust HQ,
Westburn Avenue ,
Falkirk
,
FK1 5SU
.

Telephone: 01324 678530    Email:FV-UHB.complaints@nhs.net  

If you are not satisfied with how we’ve dealt with your complaint

If you are not satisfied with how we’ve dealt with your concerns, you can complain to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.. Complaints need to be in writing or electronic. There is an online form on their website.

Alternatively, you can write to :

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

FREEPOST EH641

Edinbugh

EH3 0BR

 

Telephone: 0870 011 5378   Email - http://www.spso.org.uk/how-complain  

Violence Policy

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.



 
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