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We are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May, if you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re opens please phone 03000 24000

Dr PENNY SOWDEN

Dr Sowden is currently on extended sick leave. She is recovering from surgery and will be away for several months. If you usually see Dr Sowden any of our other doctors will be happy to look after you.  

RETIREMENT NOTICE - DR PHILLIPPA HUGHES

It is with regret we announce the retirement of Dr Phillippa Hughes at the end of May 2019, she will be greatly missed by her colleagues and patients, we wish her every happiness in the future.  

If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens please phone our out of hours service by dialing: 111.  Your call will be triaged and you may be given an appointment with the out of hours doctor who is based at Oak Lane Surgery (6 Oak Lane) in Twickenham or you may be directed to the Teddington Urgent Care Centre  at Teddington Memorial Hospital.

If you just require general medical advice or to make an appointment with a GP at one our GP Hubs please call NHS111 by dialing: 111.  Hub GPs are located at Teddington Memorial Hospital and Sheen Lane Surgery in Sheen. 

Did you get great care today?  Please visit: www.iwantgreatcare.org to leave feedback for Richmond Lock Surgery, or complete an NHS Friends & Family card when you next visit us. The NHS Friends & Family test is also now available on this website. Your comments are really important & will help improve the service for you and others.

If you would like to register for our ONLINE services please pick up a form from Reception. Once you have registered & have your user name & password you will be able to book an appointment to see a doctor, cancel an appointment & order repeat prescriptions online via the 'links' at the bottom of the Home Page.

Are you interested in joining our Patient Participation Group? All registered patients are welcome. Please ask reception for further details and an application form. Our PPG meets quarterly and you can read their annual report below which gives details of our survey results, action plan & future commitments. Thank you to those patients who participated in the survey.

Patient Advice

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

How your data is used

Information about your individual care such as treatment and diagnoses is collected about you whenever you use health and care services. It is also used to help us and other organisations for research and planning such as research into new treatments, deciding where to put GP clinics and planning for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital.  It is only used in this way when there is a clear legal basis to use the information to help improve health and care for you, your family and future generations.

Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.

You have a choice

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service. You can change your mind about your choice at any time.

Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?

No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

What do you need to do?

If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.

To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

Download a copy of the patient leaflet



 
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