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BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURE

The Surgery and Dispensary will be closed on Monday 2nd May for the May Day Bank Holiday.  We will re-open as normal on Tuesday 3rd May.  If you require medical assistance whilst we are closed, please call NHS 111.  If you have a life-threatening emergency, please dial 999. 

CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING

The Surgery and Dispensary will be closed on Thursday 19th May 2022 from 12.30pm for staff training due to an MECCG Shutdown. Please call 111 if you require medical assistance on that afternoon.

Please collect any medication in the morning, Thank you.

The surgery will resume normal service at 8.30am on Friday 20th May 2022

Further shutdown dates:

  • Wednesday 29th June 2022
  • Tuesday 19th July 2022
  • Wednesday 28th September 2022
  • Thursday 20th October 2022
  • Tuesday 29th November 2022
  • Thursday 15th December 2022
  • Tuesday 28th February 2023
  • Thursday 23rd March 2023

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 MARCH 2022

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 Kim E Andrews

Dr Wiiliam Walker

Dr Ruth Stevenson

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.

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

Part 4 – Registered Manager Details

Dr David LT Oliver is the Senior Partner and is the registered manager for CQC Purposes at Freshwell Health Centre, address as above. The practice manager is David Shedden at the same address.



 
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