Welcome to our website
At Fernbank surgery & Freckleton Health Centre the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery & childhood vaccinations. The Practice Philosophy
To provide an exemplary primary health care service for all patients registered with the practice making use of all the services available
To encourage appropriate self-care, self-understanding and attention to a healthy lifestyle
To work as a team who are professionally content & well motivated
To educate ourselves, our patients, colleagues, registrars and students from any discipline - and to learn from them.
To treat everyone as an individual, without discrimination
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The Practice is required to supply your personal and confidential medical information to the Heath and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). This information will be taken from the practice and includes your postcode and NHS number but not your name and sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
The practice has to allow the HSCIC to extract this information.
However, individual patients can instruct the Practice to stop the transfer of their data. For more information on the reasons for this data extraction please go to www.nhs.uk/data
If you wish to opt out of sending your confidential information please let the surgery know.
A leaflet explaining more about this data sharing can be obtained from the surgery.
HELPING TO PROVIDE BETTER CARE
The information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so the best possible care can be provided for everyone.
It allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not need to do anything. If you have any concerns more information can be found at : www.nhs.uk/caredata
(Site updated 01/11/2013)