Important - Due to staffing shortages we can only offer morning appointments for URGENT blood tests and for patients that are unable to travel to hospital. All other patients will be requested to book their blood test at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. A booking link will be sent/given to you by the GP or reception if bloods are required. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and would like to assure you that normal service will resume as soon as we are able.

Locations:

Wing Surgery, 46 Stewkley Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NE | Telephone: 01296 681814 / 688949

Wing Surgery, 46 Stewkley Road, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0NE

Telephone: 01296 681814 / 688949

Whitchurch Surgery, 49 Oving Road, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4JF | Telephone: 01296 641203

Whitchurch Surgery, 49 Oving Road, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4JF

Telephone: 01296 641203

Norden House Surgery, Avenue Road, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3DW | Telephone: 01296 713434 | 3whealth.secretaries@nhs.net

Norden House Surgery, Avenue Road, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3DW

Telephone: 01296 713434

3whealth.secretaries@nhs.net

Subject Access Requests (SAR)

A request by a patient, or a request by a third party who has been authorised by the patient, for access under the GDPR (and DPA 2018) is called a Subject Access Request (SAR). If you want to see your health records, or would like a copy, please complete a Practice Subject Access Request Form. Contact will, subsequently, be made by the Practice to arrange a time for you to come in and collect them. You don’t have to give a reason for wanting to see your records and there is no charge for this service. You will need to bring Identification at the time of collection.

The Practice has up to 28 days to respond to your request. If additional information is needed before copies can be supplied, the 28-day time limit will begin as soon as the additional information has been received.

Patients with capacity have a right to access their own health records via a SAR. You may also authorise a third party such as a Solicitor to do so on your behalf. Competent young people (under 18) may also seek access to their own records. It is not necessary for them to give reasons as to why they wish to access their records. Children aged over 16 years are presumed to be competent. Children under 16 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must demonstrate that they have sufficient understanding of what is proposed in order to be entitled to make or consent to an SAR. However, children who are aged 12 or over are generally expected to have the competence to give or withhold their consent to the release of information from their health records. In Scotland, anyone aged 12 or over is legally presumed to have such competence. Where, in the view of the appropriate health professional, a child lacks competency to understand the nature of his or her SAR application, the holder of the record is entitled to refuse to comply with the SAR. Where a child is considered capable of making decisions about access to his or her medical record, the consent of the child must be sought before a parent or other third party can be given access via a SAR

Despite the widespread use of the phrase ‘next of kin’, this is not defined, nor does it have formal legal status. A next of kin cannot give or withhold their consent to the sharing of information on a patient’s behalf. As next of kin they have no rights of access to medical records. For parental rights of access, see the information above.

You can authorise a Solicitor acting on your behalf to make a SAR. We must have your written consent before releasing your medical records to your acting Solicitors. The consent must cover the nature and extent of the information to be disclosed under the SAR (for example, past medical history), and who might have access to it as part of the legal proceedings. Where there is any doubt, we may contact you before disclosing the information. (England and Wales only – should you refuse, your Solicitor may apply for a court order requiring disclosure of the information. A standard consent form has been issued by the BMA and the Law Society of England and Wales. While it is not compulsory for Solicitors to use the form, it is hoped it will improve the process of seeking consent).

The Practice may also contact you to let you know when your medical records are ready. If your Solicitor is based within our area, then we may ask you to uplift them and deliver them to your Solicitor. This is because we can no longer charge for copying and postage, so we would appreciate your help if you can do this, or alternatively ask your Solicitor if they can uplift your medical records.

The GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 provides for a number of exemptions in respect of information falling within the scope of a SAR. If we are unable to disclose information to you, we will inform you and discuss this with you.

Deceased Patients

The law allows you to see records of a patient that has passed as long as they were made after 1st November 1991. Records are usually only kept for three years after death (in England and Wales GP records are generally retained for 10 years after the patient’s death before they are destroyed). You can only see that person’s records if you are their personal representative, administrator or executor. You won’t be able to see the records of someone who made it clear that they didn’t want other people to see their records after their death.

You won’t be able to see information that could:

  • cause serious harm to your or someone else’s physical or mental health
  • identify another person (except members of NHS staff who have treated the patient), unless that person gives their permission
  • If you have a claim as a result of that person’s death, you can only see information that is relevant to the claim.

Hospital Records

To see your Hospital records, you will have to contact your local Hospital.

Power of attorney

Your health records are confidential, and members of your family are not allowed to see them, unless you give them written permission, or they have power of attorney.

 

 

Surgery Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Dispensary Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:30am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:30am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:30am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:30am to 01:00pm
    02:00pm to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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