Practice Information Leaflet
Please click the link below to download a copy of the Red House Surgery’s information leaflet. This includes information on the doctors, practice staff, opening times, services offered and contact details.
How information about you helps the NHS to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening please speak to our practice staff.
For more information see the leaflet below – How information about you helps us to provide better care.
We have provided the following leaflets for guidance and forms you can complete opting out of data sharing:
- Quick Guide to Information Sharing Schemes
- NHS Patient Leaflet 26-11-13
- care.data Opt Out Form
- Summary Care Record opt out form
- How information about you helps us to provide better care
More information can be found at
Travel Health Advice
Travel can be an exciting and valuable experience and it is important to consider your health and any precautions you can take to ensure you remain well whilst away from home.
Please read the following information leaflet on foreign travel advice before making an appointment to speak to our nurses:
Access to Health Records
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made in writing and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.
Below you will find a copy of the Access to Health Records Policy Leaflet and a copy of the request form:
Registering with the Practice
The Red House Surgery is currently accepting registrations for new patients living within our practice area. For details of our practice area, please refer to the practice leaflet.
To register with The Red House Surgery, please visit the surgery and speak to one of our receptionists about completing the relevant paperwork. If you are unable to visit the surgery during normal opening hours, you can print out the appropriate documents using the following links:
Please note: It is important you provide us with accurate and up to date information when registering. This includes your previous registration history with a GP in the UK and your NHS number. If this information is missing or incorrect, it could delay your registration or possibly result in it being rejected by the Health Authority. You should be able to obtain your NHS number by contacting your previous GP surgery.
Most of the services offered by the surgery are free under the NHS. Some services are not covered under the NHS and for these, your GP, like other professionals (e.g. Lawyers) charges a fee.
The fee will reflect both the doctor’s time to carry out the service and the doctor’s professional opinion. It may also include the cost of nursing or secretarial support, stationery and consumables.
Some figures are agreed with official bodies; others suggested by the British Medical Association (BMA) and centrally negotiated.
Click here to view the current list of fees charged for Non-NHS services at the Red House Surgery. All figures are correct as of April 2017.
The British Medical Association have published a document giving more detail on non-NHS fees charged by GPs, which you can view by Clicking Here.
Self Certification for Sickness from Work
If you have been off work sick for seven days or less your employer can ask you to confirm that you’ve been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have their own form, instead they may use an Employee’s Statement of Sickness form. Click on the link below to download a copy of the form that you can print off, complete and submit to your employer.
Please click the link below to download information about Red House Surgery’s GP Earnings