Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.
NHS complaints are changingFrom 1st July 2023 how you can make a complaint about GPs, dentists, opticians or pharmacy services is changing. There are two ways you can complain:
- Directly to the healthcare provider
- To the healthcare commissioner
Primary Care Complaints Video
Declaration of GP Earnings 2021-2022
All GP Practices are required to declare mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in the practice of Chatfield Health Care in the last financial year ending 31/3/23 the earnings are £44164.
This is for 3 full time GPs and 5 part time GP’s who worked in the practice for more than six months.
In Times of Bereavement
In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;
- Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
- Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
- Make the necessary funeral arrangements.
Register the death
If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.
You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.
You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Arrange the funeral
The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.
Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:
These organisations have codes of practice – they must give you a price list when asked.
Arranging the funeral yourself
Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.
Funeral costs can include:
- funeral director fees
- things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
- local authority burial or cremation fees
Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.
Kooth is an anonymous site which offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 and 24. On Kooth, qualified counsellors are online seven days a week to provide young people using the service with online counselling, through chat-based messaging via drop-in or booked sessions, which helps children and young people to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support. Kooth.com is an online application removing the need for Apple/Android accounts, data requirements and the stigma of mental health apps on your devices.
Confidentiality & Medical Records
The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.
Freedom of Information
Information about the General Practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.
Access to 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 through the practice manager 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.
The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.
The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.
Before you are pregnant
Self Refer Online
To St Georges
To Chelsea & Westminster
Your pregnancy and labour
- Weeks 1-12
- Weeks 13-27
- Weeks 28-40+
- Your health in pregnancy
- Common health problems
- Antenatal care and classes
- Choosing where to have your baby
- Labour and birth
- When pregnancy goes wrong
You and your baby
General pregnancy topics
- Rights and benefits
- Make some decisions
- If you have a long-term condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure)
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
How do I know if I have one?
Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
Childhood and Baby Immunisation
St John Therapy Centre, 162 St John Hill Battersea, London SW11 2SW
Tuesday – 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Wednesday 3.00 to 7.00 pm
Helpline 020 8812 6090
Balham Health Centre, 120 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HS
Saturday 9.00 am to 12 noon
BCG Clinics held at St John Therapy Centre – Wednesday 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
Wandsworth Carers’ Centre has free services to support unpaid Carers in their caring role and to help them to have a life outside of caring – e.g information and advice, benefits checks, peer support groups, counselling, complementary therapies, back care and lots more.
For more information call: 020 8877 1200
Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub
Not sure where to go for help?
The wellbeing Hub can put you in touch with organisations, self-help groupgs and activities available in the locum community
Find out more by calling 020 8812 6700 or visit www.wandsworthccg.nhs.uk/hub
Major long-term illnesses
- Asthma UK
- British Heart Foundation
- British Lung Foundation
- Cancer Research UK
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- Coeliac UK
- Diabetes UK
- Parkinsons’ Disease Society
- The Stroke Association
Travel Immunisations Advice
Welfare and General Wellbeing
About the General Practice Data for Planning
and Research data collection
Patient data is used every day to improve healthcare services through planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient care.
It helps to decide what new health and care services are required in a local area, informs clinical guidance and policy, and supports researching and developing cures for serious illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.