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CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING

The Surgery and Dispensary will be closing at 1pm on Thursday 16th December 2021 and re-opening at 8am on Friday 17th December 2021.  If you need medical assistance during this time please contact NHS111 or if you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999.

If you have an appointment for a flu jab on this day please attend the surgery at your allocated appointment time as we will be open for these appointments only. 

We are sorry but we will be unable to assist with any other medical or prescription query on this afternoon.  

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Please be advised the next scheduled shutdowns are as follows:

Thursday 16th December 2021

Thursday 24th February 2022

Wednesday 30th March 2022

Secondary use of GP Data Opt Out

If you wish to opt-out of any potential secondary use of your GP data please download and complete the form we have here Type 1 Opt Out letter

Please note that this is for medical data which may be shared with third parties. Your Summary Care Record will not be affected by this and will still be shared with hospitals and other NHS care providers only, unless you want to opt out from that too. Download that here Summary Care Record Opt In/Opt out

Please send these forms to the surgery by post or by hand or email to freshwell.administration@nhs.net

Collection of GP Data NHS Digital released a statement last month regarding the launch of the new system they will be using to collect GP data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service. The statement highlights that NHS Digital will only share data with organisations who have a legal basis and meet strict criteria to use it for local, regional and national planning, policy development, commissioning, public health and research purposes. They have also developed a public advice webpage to explain how and why the data is being used.

Statement of Intent

FRESHWELL HEALTH CENTRE

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE APRIL 2016

What is a statement of purpose?

A statement of purpose is a legally required document that includes a standard set of information about a provider’s service. Statements must describe: 

  • The provider’s aims and objectives in providing the service.
  • Details of the services provided including the service types.
  • The health or care needs the service sets out to meet.
  • The provider’s and any registered managers’ full name(s), business address(es), telephone number(s) and (where available) email address(es).
  • Details about the legal status of the provider (for example, whether they are an individual, company, charity, or partnership).
  • All of the locations where regulated activities are actually provided, or where they are provided from (listed as ‘locations’ on your certificate of registration together with any service branches not listed as locations).

Part 1 - Provider’s Name, Legal Status & Address:

Freshford Practice (Partnership)

Freshwell Health Centre

Wethersfield Rd

Finchingfield

Braintree

Essex CM7 4BQ

Telephone: 01371 810328

Email: freshwell.administration@nhs.net

Names of Partners:

Dr David LT Oliver

Dr Imogen C Shaw

Dr Richard P Meakin

Dr Kim E Andrews

Part 2 – Aims & Objectives:

We endeavour to provide the best services to our patients as close to the community as possible.

We aim to provide all our patients with excellent access to our service.

By providing good access & excellent diagnostic facilities, we seek to safely minimise the need for our patients to travel elsewhere for their treatment & investigations.

We operate within a confidential and safe environment & involve them in decisions regarding their treatment.

We show our patients courtesy and respect at all times irrespective of ethnic origin, religious belief, personal attributes or the nature of the health problem.

We do our best to act as the patients’ advocates, supporting and representing a patient’s best interests to ensure they receive the best and most appropriate health and/or social care.

We aim to prevent disease by promoting good health and well being to our patients through education and information

We work in partnership with other healthcare professionals in the care of our patients to tackle the causes of, as well as provide the treatment for ill health.

We aim to be a learning organisation that continually improves what we are able to offer patients. In particular, we foster continuous improvement by encouraging patient feedback.

We ensure that all members of the team have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently.

We take care of our staff by offering them support to do their jobs and protect them against abuse.

Part 3 – Location, people who use the service, service type & regulated activities

  • The Freshford Practice operates from one location only – Freshwell Health Centre, address as above.
  • Core users of our service are the whole population that live within our catchment area and are registered with us.

 o    In addition, other users from surrounding areas may be referred here from their GPs for specialist clinics and / or investigations.

Regulated activities under CQC are:

    • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
    • Surgical procedures
    • Diagnostic and screening procedures
    • Family planning
    • Maternity and midwifery services 

 Services

  • GP consultations
  • Asthma and Chronic obstructive airways disease clinics
  • Coronary heart disease clinics
  • Diabetes clinics
  • Cervical cytology screening
  • Contraceptive services
  • Child health surveillance
  • Maternity services
  • Vaccinations and immunisations
  • Childhood vaccinations and immunisations
  • Minor surgery & cryotherapy
  • Flu immunisation
  • Minor injury service
  • Ear wax syringing & microsuction
  • ECGs (12 lead & ambulatory)
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Spirometry (Lung tests)
  • End of life care
  • Stop smoking support
  • Travel advice
  • Women’s health
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Dexa (bone density) scanning
  • Community Cardiology Clinic (with Echocardiography)
  • Community Gyanecology Clinic

Part 4 – Registered Manager Details

Dr David LT Oliver is the senior partner and he is the registered manager for CQC Purposes at Freshwell Health Centre, address as above. The practice manager is Mrs Linda Cutts at the same address.



 
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