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Welcome to the website for
Bersted Green Surgery


 
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
PO22 9TD

Telephone: 01243 864843

Fax: 01243 842590

Freedom of Information

 

Bersted Green Surgery Publication

 

Welcome to the Dr M Weeks; Dr M Dormer; Dr N Geoghegan; Dr H Schaeper; Dr B Meek; Dr F Frizelle General Practitioner Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the General Practitioners (who practice together) within the partnership practice Publication Scheme as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Part I: Introduction

 

This Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely made available to the public by
Dr M Weeks; Dr M Dormer; Dr N Geoghegan; ; Dr H Schaeper Dr B Meek; Dr F Frizelle  General Practitioners. It is a description of the information about our General Practitioners and Practice which we make publicly available. It will be reviewed at regular intervals and we will monitor its effectiveness.


How much does it cost?


The publications are all free unless otherwise indicated within each Class (with £). Where information is provided at a cost the charges will be calculated as set out in Class 7.


How is the information made available?


The information within each Class is available in hard copy from:

The Practice Manager
Bersted Green Surgery
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 9TD

Some information may be downloadable from the practice website


Your rights to information

  • In addition to accessing the information identified in the Publication Scheme, you are entitled to request information about Bersted Green Surgery General Practice under the NHS Openness Code 1995.
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000 recognises that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organised and run, how much they cost and how the decisions are made.
  • From January 1st 2005 it will oblige the General Practice to respond to requests about information that it holds, and is recorded in any format and it will create a right of access to that information. These rights are subject to some exemptions which have to be taken into consideration before deciding what information it can release.
  • New environmental information regulations may be introduced as early as 2003. These will enable similar access to environmental information as under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
  • Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are also entitled to access your clinical records or any other personal information held about you. For this, please contact:

    The Practice Manager
    Bersted Green Surgery
    32 Durlston Drive
    Bognor Regis
    West Sussex
    PO22 9TD

Feedback


If you have any comments about the operation of the Publication Scheme, or how we have dealt with your request for information from the Scheme, please write to:

The Practice Manager
Bersted Green Surgery
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 9TD

Part II: Classes of Information


All information at the Bersted Green Surgery General Practice is held, retained and destroyed in accordance with NHS guidelines. Our commitment to publish information excludes any information which can be legitimately withheld under the exemptions set out in the NHS Openness Code or Freedom of Information Act 2000. Where individual Classes are subject to exemptions, the main reasons are e.g. the protection of commercial interests and personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998. This applies to all Classes within the Publication Scheme. The information on this Scheme is grouped into the following broad categories:


1. Who we are

 

Details of the practice, organisational structures, key personnel and how we fit into the NHS

This practice adheres to the national General Medical Services contract. The contract is with: NHS England, 1 The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6BT

The practice aims to follow National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and National Service Framework guidelines. Copies of these can also be found on the NICE website (www.nice.org.uk) or the Department of Health website (www.doh.gov.uk).


The NHS is a very large part of the public sector. It is possible to find out information about our practice, the NHS West Sussex Primary Care Trust and other NHS services in your area by using www.nhs.uk. A full list of local General Practices can be found there too. The Bersted Green Surgery provides general medical services for the geographical area of North and South Bersted.

The full names of GPs at our practice are listed in the introduction to this publication scheme. The practice also employs:

  • Administrative staff
  • Practice manager(s)
  • Practice nurse(s)
  • Health Care Assistants

A full list of the services we provide is detailed in Class 2 below.

There is a national NHS Plan that explains how the NHS is changing and sets out how all the different parts function and work together. A copy is available on the Department of Health website (www.doh.gov.uk/nhsplan).

Some information will be withheld, including personal, confidential information about individuals which is protected by the Data Protection Act 1998.


2. Our services

 

The range of services we provide under contract to the NHS


This is the range of services we provide:

  • Baby clinic
  • Cervical cytology
  • Child health surveillance
  • Contraceptive services
  • Counsellor
  • Disease management clinics
  • District nurse
  • Health promotions clinics
    (e.g. well man and well woman clinics)
  • Immunisations
  • Maternity medical services
  • Minor surgery services
  • Obstetric services
  • Family Planning Services
  • Smoking Cessation Service

For any policies relating to our services, please refer to Class 6.

 

Our practice leaflet is available free of charge from:

The Practice Manager
Bersted Green Surgery
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 9TD


Our practice premises:

  • Bersted Green Surgery
    32 Durlston Drive
    Bognor Regis
    West Sussex
    PO22 9TD

Our opening times:

  • Mondays: 8.30--18.30
  • Tuesdays:
  •  Wednesdays: 8.30
  •  Thursdays: 8.30
  •  Fridays: 8.30-
  •  Saturdays: Closed
  • Sundays: Closed
 

Out of hours arrangements: Ic24 covers our out-of-hours arrangements


Language and translation information: We use Language Line who provide a telephone translation service


Clinical interests at our practice: Dr Geoghegan - Women's Health & Dermatology, Dr Weeks - Therapeutics, Asthma & COPD, Dr Dormer - Child Health, Dr Schaeper - Cardiology and Diabetes, Dr Meek Minor Surgery


3. Financial and funding information

 

Funding details and charging policies


The Bersted Green Surgery receives money from NHS West Sussex  according to its contract (as per Class 1 above) in exchange for services provided for patients.

The total income received from the NHS before expenses in 2001/2002 was £500000. The sum spent on drugs prescribed by the Bersted Green Surgery in 2001/2002 was £52000.


Please see Part III for a link to the document titled “Statement of Fees and Allowances payable for General Medical Practitioners in England”. Please apply to the Department of Health for information on costs and the formats this is available in.


There may be circumstances where material cannot be released because it is confidential or commercial information or the appropriate officer designated for these purposes under the Act has taken the view that it may be prejudicial to the conduct of the Practice’s affairs.


4. Regular publications and information for the public
Guidance and information leaflets

Information leaflets relating to the clinical services and health services that we provide for patients and the public, and our range of regular publications are freely available at the surgeries, in the reception areas. Alternatively, please contact:

The Practice Manager
Bersted Green Surgery
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 9TD  

  

5. Complaints 

 

Policies, procedures and contacts for complaints


If you wish to make a complaint about any aspect of our service, you should first contact:

Practice Manager
Bersted Green Surgery
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 9TD
01243 821392

The complaints policy for our practice can be obtained at a cost of £ N/A from our website or in hardcopy from:

The Practice Manager
Bersted Green Surgery
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
PO22 9TD
01243 821392

6. Our policies and procedures
General policies and procedures in use within the practice. These include (but are not restricted to) data protection, prescribing and prescription, zero tolerance and health and safety.

We have policies available on the following:

  • complaints (£ N/A)
  • confidentiality (£ N/A)
  • data protection (£ N/A)
  • health and safety (£ N/A)
  • information sharing with other agencies (£ see list)
  • removal of patients from the practice list (£ N/A)
  • zero tolerance to violence (£ N/A)

Each of the above are available in hardcopy and some are available on our website. If you would like a copy, please contact:

The Practice Manager
Bersted Green Surgery
32 Durlston Drive
Bognor Regis
PO22 9TD
01243 821392

7. This publication scheme
In this class we will publish any changes we make to this publication scheme, the criteria on which our information management policies are made and a referral point for all enquires regarding information management generally in the practice. We will also publish any proposed changes or additions to publications already available.

Cost of Information


For the most part, we will charge you only for hard copies or copying onto media (e.g. CD-ROM). Some information is available free, but for others there may be a charge. The charges will vary according to how information is made available. Charges are as follows:


a) Via the General Practice website – free of charge, although any charges for Internet Service provider and personal printing costs would have to be met by the individual.


For those without Internet access, a single print-out as on the website would be available by post from Practice Manager, Bersted Green Surgery, 32 Durlston Drive, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9TD or by personal application at the Bersted Green Surgery General Practice.


However, requests for multiple printouts, or for archived copies of documents which are no longer accessible or available on the web, may attract a charge for the retrieval, photocopy, postage etc. We will let you know the cost and charges that will have to be paid in advance. We will not provide printouts of other organisation’s websites.


b) Leaflets and brochures – free of charge for leaflets or booklets on, for example, services we offer to the public. A list is available in Class 4.


c) “Glossy” or other bound paper copies, or in some cases a CD-ROM, video or other mediums are for charge as in our publication lists available from Practice Manager, Bersted Green Surgery, 32 Durlston Drive, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9TD, 01243 821392


d) E-mail will be free of charge unless it says otherwise.

The charges will be reviewed regularly.


Part III: Useful Resources

 

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