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CHANGE IN OPENING TIME

Please note that from week commencing 21st May 2018 we will be closing between 1pm and 3pm every day due to staff shortages. You'll can still call us during that time.

We apologise for the inconvenience and your patience.

Important Info.

In an EMERGENCY, that will NOT wait until we re-open please ring NHS 111 for health information and advice or use the Health Help Now App.

Practice Survey

Thank you to all those that took part in the survey which is now closed. The results are now online.

Blood Pressure Checks

If you are aged 40 or over and have not had your blood pressure checked within the last 12 months, we strongly advise you to book an appointment with one of our nurses as soon as possible. Depending on availability, we may be able to offer you an appointment the same day or within 48 hours.

Patient contact details

It is important that you ensure we are kept informed of any changes to your address or contact telephone or mobile numbers. If you have a new mobile phone contact number, please help us to help you by informing us of any change.

Minor Surgery

We have a Minor Surgery Clinic for the removal of small lesions such as Skin tags.Please speak to the receptionist for further details.

Out of Hours

If you have an emergency outside surgery hours please telephone NHS 111

List Cleansing

Please note that each year the Health Authority carries a list cleansing exercise to remove the names of patients who have left the practice. If you receive a letter from the Health Authority, then please make sure that you take the time to respond to that letter. In the event that you don't respond you will be automatically removed from our list.

Test Results

Please telephone for these after 3.00pm. Results can only be given to the person who had the test done. Smear results will be notified by post.

Appointments

We operate the Advanced Access system at the surgery. You can telephone at any time during surgery hours to book an appointment in advance-that is, not for that day. We shall endeavour to give you an appointment with the clinician of your choice but this will not always possible. If you feel you need to see a doctor or nurse on that day, our reception staff will take some brief details and you will be offered a call back from one of our clinicians, who will discuss matters with you and will offer you an appointment later that day if there is a medical need for you to be seen. Please be aware that our telephone number may not be displayed on your phone when you are called back and should not be mistaken for a cold call or sales call.

Complaints

If you have a complaint or concern about the service you have received from the doctors or any of the personnel working in this practice, please let us know. We operate a practice complaint procedure as part of an NHS complaints system, which meets national criteria.

How to Complain

We hope that we can sort most problems out easily and quickly, often at the time they arise and with the person concerned. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - ideally within a matter of a few days. This will enable us to establish what happened more easily. If doing that is not possible your complaint should be submitted within 12 months of the incident that caused the problem; or within 12 months of discovering that you have a problem. You should address your complaint in writing to the Practice Manager. He/she will make sure that we deal with your concerns promptly and in the correct way. You should be as specific and concise as possible.

Complaining on behalf of someone else:

We keep strictly to the rules of medical confidentiality (a separate leaflet giving more detail on confidentiality is available on request). If you are not the patient, but are complaining on their behalf, you must have their permission to do so. An authority signed by the person concerned will be needed, unless they are incapable (because of illness or infirmity) of providing this. A Third Party Consent Form can be provided.

What will we do?:

We will acknowledge your complaint within 5 working days and aim to have fully investigated within 10 working days of the date it was received. If we expect it to take longer we will explain the reason for the delay and tell you when we expect to finish. When we look into your complaint, we will investigate the circumstances; make it possible for you to discuss the problem with those concerned; make sure you receive an apology if this is appropriate, and take steps to make sure any problem does not arise again.

You will receive a final letter setting out the result of any practice investigations

KFP Complaints Poster

KFP Complaint Form - Patient

KFP Complaint Form - Third party



 
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