It’s Your Practice: A patient guide to GP services has been put together by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) for patients.
This guide has been produced as part of the RCGP’s aim to build stronger relationships between you and your doctors and encourage the involvement and inclusion of you in your own care.
The guide provides helpful information on all aspects of using GP services: from finding and choosing a practice and how to get the most out of a GP consultation to accessing health records and understanding patients’ rights and responsibilities.
It is split into several sections including:
- General Practice explained
- Choosing the right practice for you
- Registering with a GP practice
- Seeing your GP – consultations
- Seeing your GP – the next steps
- After your GP consultation
- Your health record
- Your rights and responsibilities as a patient
- Get involved with your practice
The publication is part of a push by the NHS as a whole to encourage you to understand how you can get the most out of primary care – which also includes how you can become more involved in monitoring your own health.
How the Trafford Co-ordination Centre uses your information
The Trafford Co-ordination Centre is a new NHS service is to keep people well and supported at home. The TCC nurses work with other health and social care providers to support people through regular wellness calls and help them manage the ‘circle of care’ around them.
The Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a Fair Processing Notice which explains in detail how the Trafford Co-ordination Centre (TCC) uses information about you.
The information is only ever used for your best interests and can only be accessed by people involved in your direct care. The notice explains:
- why we share your data
- who it is shared with
- what it is used for
- what to do if you think the information is incorrect
- how to log your objections
- how to access information we hold about you.
You can read the full document on the TCC website www.traffordcoordinationcentre.nhs.uk
Trafford care co-ordination Centre
Trafford Co-ordination Centre
0161 976 2555 (prefix 18001 for text relay)