This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

Research

The practice has signed up with the National Institute for Health Research

and takes part in research projects from time to time.

Clinical Pharmacist

Our clinical pharmacist, Maulik Jhaveri, joined us in September 2016.  He is currently holding medication review sessions

The practice is a training practice

 Registrar GPs

The practice now has two GP  Registrars working in the practice. 

Foundation 2 Doctors

The practice currently has one Foundation 2 doctor.  These are qualified doctors doing a 4-month placement in general practice. 

Named GP

All patients have a named GP attached to their record.  If you would like to know your named GP, please ask at Reception.  Please be aware this is for admin purposes only and you can see any GP of your choice, when available.

GP2GP

GP2GP Electronic Transfer of Medical Records started at the practice in November 2014.  If you have any questions about this service, please ask the practice manager.

 
 Interpreting Services
If you would like a language interpreter or a hearing languages interpreter, please ask at reception.  We can also provide leaflets in other languages on request.
 
Nurse-led minor illness
 
Can our nurse help you?  We offer nurse-led assessment of minor illness.  If you think our nurse may be able to help, ask the receptionist
 

Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccination relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  Please call in to collect a Travel vaccination form, to be filled in and returned to the surgery prior to an appointment being given

It is important to do this as early as possible - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel.

       ON LINE PRESCRIPTIONS

Online ordering of prescriptions is not suitable for urgent, same day prescriptions.

 Online ordering is for repeat prescriptions of 4 items only or less and 48 hours notice is needed to process all prescriptions

 

Sexual Health Services
Sex Worth Talking About
Free Chlamydia Testing
 
Midwifery Services

Just found out you are pregnant?

Please contact our midwifery team directly at Clifton Cornerstone

0115 8786168

You will be given an appointment with the midwife between 8 to 12 weeks from the first day of your last period. 

You should take Folic Acid before you are pregnant and every day until you are 12 weeks pregnant.

You should take Vitamin D throughout your pregnancy.

 

Evening & Weekend Appointments bookable through your GP practice

Patients registered at this practice can now access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ Nottingham City service.

Appointments will be available to see GPs, Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham City Centre

Opening hours will be:

16:00 - 20:00 Monday - Friday

09:00 - 13:00 Saturday and Sunday

This is not a walk in service.  Appointments are required and will be bookable through the reception team at your own GP practice

GP Retiring

Following over 25 years' service we can advise you

that Dr Taylor retired at the end of March 2019

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

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used

were strengthened.  The NHS is committed to keeping patient information

safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning

To find out more visit:  nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

CLIFTON MEDICAL PRACTICE

CONSENT PROTOCOL

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this protocol is to set out the Practice’s approach to consent and the way in which the principles of consent will be put into practise. It is not a detailed legal or procedural resource due to the complexity and nature of the issues surrounding consent.

Where possible, a clinician must be satisfied that a patient understands and consents to a proposed treatment, immunisation or investigation. This will include the nature, purpose, and risks of the procedure, if necessary by the use of drawings, interpreters, videos or other means to ensure that the patient understands, and has enough information to give ‘Informed Consent’.

Implied Consent

Implied consent will be assumed for many routine physical contacts with patients. Where implied consent is to be assumed by the clinician, in all cases, the following will apply:

  • An explanation will be given to the patient what he / she is about to do, and why.
  • The explanation will be sufficient for the patient to understand the procedure.
  • In all cases where the patient is under 18 years of age a verbal confirmation of consent will be obtained and briefly entered into the medical record.
  • Where there is a significant risk to the patient an “Expressed Consent” will be obtained in all cases (see below).

Expressed Consent

Expressed consent (written or verbal) will be obtained for any procedure which carries a risk that the patient is likely to consider as being substantial. A note will be made in the medical record detailing the discussion about the consent and the risks. A Consent Form [*] may be used for the patient to express consent (see below).

Obtaining Consent

  • Consent (Implied or Expressed) will be obtained prior to the procedure, and prior to any form of sedation.
  • The clinician will ensure that the patient is competent to provide a consent (16 years or over) or has “Gillick Competence” if under 16 years. Further information about Gillick Competence and obtaining consent for children is set out below.
  • Consent will include the provision of all information relevant to the treatment.
  • Questions posed by the patient will be answered honestly, and information necessary for the informed decision will not be withheld unless there is a specific reason to withhold. In all cases where information is withheld then the decision will be recorded in the clinical record.
  • The person who obtains the consent will be the person who carries out the procedure (i.e. a nurse carrying out a procedure will not rely on a consent obtained by a doctor unless the nurse was present at the time of the consent).
  • The person obtaining consent will be fully qualified and will be knowledgeable about the procedure and the associated risks.
  • The scope of the authority provided by the patient will not be exceeded unless in an emergency.
  • The Practice acknowledges the right of the patient to refuse consent, delay the consent, seek further information, limit the consent, or ask for a chaperone.
  • Clinicians will use a Consent Form [*] where procedures carry a degree of risk or where, for other reasons, they consider it appropriate to do so (e.g. malicious patients).
  • No alterations will be made to a Consent Form once it has been signed by a patient.
  • Clinicians will ensure that consents are freely given and not under duress (e.g. under pressure from other present family members etc.).
  • If a patient is mentally competent to give consent but is physically unable to sign the Consent Form [*], the clinician should complete the Form as usual, and ask an independent witness to confirm that the patient has given consent orally or non-verbally.

Other aspects which may be explained by the clinician include:

  • Details of the diagnosis, prognosis, and implications if the condition is left untreated
  • Options for treatment, including the option not to treat.
  • Details of any subsidiary treatments (e.g. pain relief)
  • Patient experiences during and after the treatment, including common or potential side effects and the recovery process.
  • Probability of success and the possibility of further treatments.
  • The option of a second opinion

Immunisations

Informed consent must be obtained prior to giving an immunisation. There is no legal requirement for consent to immunisation to be in writing and a signature on a consent form is not conclusive proof that consent has been given, but serves to record the decision and discussions that have taken place with the patient, or the person giving consent on a child’s behalf.

Consent for children

Everyone aged 16 or more is presumed to be competent to give consent for themselves, unless the opposite is demonstrated. If a child under the age of 16 has “sufficient understanding and intelligence to enable him/her to understand fully what is proposed” (known as Gillick Competence), then he/she will be competent to give consent for him/herself. Young people aged 16 and 17, and legally ‘competent’ younger children, may therefore sign a Consent Form [*] for themselves, but may like a parent to countersign as well.

For children under 16 (except for those who have Gillick Competence as noted above), someone with parental responsibility should give consent on the child’s behalf by signing accordingly on the Consent Form [*].

More information about Gillick Competence is at http://www.firstpracticemanagement.co.uk/misc_info/Fraser.htm

 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website