This Practice operates a ‘zero tolerance’ policy with regards to violence and abuse directed towards our staff, patients and other persons. We reserve the right to remove violent/verbally aggressive patients from our list with immediate effect in order to safeguard their well-being. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety or makes staff feel uncomfortable and vulnerable.
In the course of your treatment as a patient, Chevin Medical Practice will collect and process ‘personal data’ about you, that is information relating to you as a living, identifiable individual. As such, we are required to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 in terms of how we collect, look after, use or otherwise process your personal data. A detailed GDPR Privacy Notice is attached here which explains how we comply with legal requirements and who is responsible at the Practice for this. Further information can be found on this area on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.
ACR project for patients with diabetes
A programme sponsored, supported and recommended by the NHS (NHS Digital) to monitor urine albumin : creatinine ratio(ACR) annually for people living with diabetes.
This enables people living with diabetes to test their kidney function from home. We will only share your contact details with Heathy.io to enable them to contact you and confirm that you wish them to send you a test kit. We will not share other medical information. This will help identify people living with diabetes who may be at risk of kidney disease many years ahead of problems developing and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care. If you do not wish to take part in the service, you have the opportunity to decline when Heathy.io contact you. If you do not wish to receive any further information from heathy.io then they will delete any data that they hold about you and we will continue to manage the care within the Practice regardless of their assistance. Further information about this is available at https://lp.healthy.io/minuteful-info/
Leeds Care Record
GP practices in Leeds are also signed-up to Leeds Care Record. This is a joined-up digital care record providing clinical and care professionals treating you with access to up-to-date information about you from records held by your GP, local hospital or social services. If you live in Leeds, a Leeds Care Record will be created for you.
To support your treatment and care, professional staff will have access to your: address and contact details; List of Diagnosed Conditions; Medications; Allergies; Test results; Referrals, clinic letters and discharge information; and Care plans. All health records are strictly confidential and can only be accessed by professionals involved in your treatment and care.
The named individuals who act as the ‘leads’ responsible for a number of other areas are:
- Infection Control Lead - Diane Mulligan, Practice Manager
- Safeguarding Lead - Dr Emily Hyde, GP Partner
- Information Governance Lead - Diane Mulligan, Practice Manager
- Caldicott Lead - Dr Dave Kendall, GP Partner
- Confidentiality Lead - Diane Mulligan, Practice Manager
- Clinical Governance Lead - Dr Simon O'Hara, GP Partner