Welcome to Dr. Sharifi’s General Practitioner Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the General Practitioners (who practice together) within the partnership practice Publication Scheme as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Part 1: Introduction:
This Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely made available to the public by Dr. Sharifi General Practitioner. It is a description of the information about our General Practitioners and Practice which we make publically available. It will be reviewed at regular intervals and we will monitor its effectiveness.
How is the information made available?
The information within each class is available in hard copy from:
The Practice Manager
Wimbledon Medical Practice
79 Pelham Road Wimbledon SW19 1NX
Tel: 020 8542 2827
Your rights to information
- The Freedom of Information Act 2000 recognises that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organised and run, how much they cost and how decisions are made.
- From January 2005 the FOI Act will oblige General Practices to respond to requests about information that it holds. These rights are subject to exemptions that will have to be taken into consideration before deciding what information can be released. In addition to accessing the information identified in the Publication Scheme, you are entitled to request information about the Princes Road Surgery General Practice under the NHS Openness Code 1995.
This document sets out where this information is available from. The publications are free unless otherwise indicated. Where information is provided at a cost the charges will be available via the Practice Manager.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are also entitled to access your clinical records or any other personal information held about you. For this please contact the Practice Manager – Sandra Clapham, Wimbledon Medical Practice.
If you have any comments about the operation of the Publication Scheme, or how we have dealt with your request for information from the scheme, please contact the Practice Manager.
Part II: Classes of Information
All information at Wimbledon Medical Practice is held, retained and destroyed in accordance with the NHS guidelines.
Our commitment to publish information excludes any information that can be legitimately withheld under the exemptions set out in the Openness Code or Freedom of Information Act 2000. Where individual Classes are subject to exemptions, the main reasons are the protection of commercial interests and the protection of confidential personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998. This applies to all Classes within the Publication Scheme.
The information on this scheme is grouped into the following 7 broad categories:
Details of the Practice, organisational structures, key personnel and how we fit into the NHS:
Doctors in the practice
Contact details of practice, telephone numbers & e-mail address’s
This Practice has a Personal Medical Services contract. The contracts are with: Merton Clinical Commissioning Group & address is 120 The Broadway, 5th Floor, Wimbledon, SW19 1RH.
The Practice aims to follow National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Service Framework guidelines. Copies of these can be found on the NICE website (www.nice.org.uk) or the Department of Health website (www.doh.gov.uk).
The NHS is a very large part of the Public sector. It is possible to find out information about our practice, the Sutton & Merton Primary Care Trust and other NHS services in your area by using www.nhs.uk. Wimbledon Medical Practice provides general medical services for the geographical area of parts of Wimbledon SW19 and SW20.
The full names of our GPs are listed in the introduction to this publication scheme. The Practice also employs Practice Nurses, Practice Manager. Administrative and Reception staff.
Further details regarding opening hours and services provided under contract to the NHS are listed in the Practice leaflet.
Funding details and charging policies
Information in this class is available from the Practice Manager on application, though some frequently used charges are displayed in the waiting room. Copies of all policies in hard copy will be charged.
There may be circumstances where material cannot be released because it is confidential or commercial information or the appropriate officer for these purposes under the Act has taken the view that it may be prejudicial to the conduct of the Practice’s affairs.
- To continue to provide the best available care to our patients via monitoring and auditing of our services
- To continue to provide extended hour access to GPs
- To be compliant with NHS led audits
- Open to NHS led inspection and assessment
- To participate in the Quality and Outcomes framework.
How decisions are made
- Regular Practice meetings-clinical & administrative
- Responding to results of DOH surveys
- Consideration of patient’s comments
Policies and, procedures
General policies and procedures in use within this Practice. These include but are not restricted to:
- Data Protection
- Health & Safety
- Records Management
- Zero Tolerance
- Procedures for handling requests for information
- Removal of patients from practice list Patients Charter
- Patients Charter
Each of the above is available in hard copy for an administrative charge from the Practice.
Publicly available registers and lists
No publicly available registers and lists are held at the Practice.
The range of services we provide under contract to the NHS.
Information in this class is contained in our Practice leaflet. The Practice leaflet and information leaflets relating to the clinical services and health services that we provide for patients and the public and our range of regular publications are available at the surgery in the reception and waiting areas. Alternatively please contact the Practice Manager.
Emergencies & Out of Hours