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Sandy Lane Health Centre, Westgate, Skelmersdale. Lancs. WN8 8LA
Railway Road Surgery, 11 Railway Road, Ormskirk, Lancs. L39 2DN
Hillside Health Centre, Tanhouse Road, Skelmersdale. Lancs WN8 5DS
Tel: 01695 736000 Email: Welaccg.firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 01695 556144
Surgery Closed? Not an emergency? Not sure what to do? CALL 111
What are the problems that you could face?
There may be something in your history you don’t want any family members to see. It might be information you had put to the back of your mind and are now confronted with it!
You may read some bad news before the doctor has seen it.
Results may be abnormal and cause you to worry
A chest x-ray may show a shadow and ? cancer
What should you do! - The alternatives are the same for all three.
Ring the surgery and ask for a telephone consultation
If out of hours, don't look at the results if you are prone to worry - wait until the surgery opens before checking
Speak with NHS Direct - 0845 46 47 (available 24 hours)
Ring Surgery for out of hours number
Ring A&E only if you are feeling really unwell
Remember had you not had access you would not have known the results until either the doctor / Practice contacted you or you rang for the results
3rd party information
You might want to tell the doctor something about your spouse/partner/child etc in confidence.
If the doctor records the information and the patient then sees this it could cause problems.
If the doctor doesn’t vital information may get lost or forgotten
The information may be malicious and again cause problems
When is a child not a child?
Some children may be 12 years old but appear to be much more mature whilst others could be 18 years old but are still relatively immature
At what age should children have their own passwords?
What about a teenage girl who wants contraception but doesn’t want her parents to know?