Disclaimer

1. Accuracy

Our Practice internet site is intended primarily to provide information about our Practice and Services.  We have taken care to ensure that all information is provided is accurate and valid.

However, The Practice accepts no responsibility for use of the information provided. The advice for patients is as comprehensive and accurate as possible, but it can only be of a general nature and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional.

2. Medical Information on the Web

The Internet can be a useful resource for researching medical conditions.  It also has inherent weaknesses that you should be aware of.  If you use the Internet for medical research or information, please be aware of the following points:

  • Always look for a balanced view – do not rely on advice from one site and seek a balanced viewpoint.
  •             Remember that anyone can publish anything on the Internet. Make sure that the authors’ names and their qualifications are included – anonymous information may not be sourced accurately.
  •            Be aware that advertising might influence the site contents – check for commercial sponsorship or for advertising which might influence the information on the site.
  •             Check that the website is updated regularly.
  •             Be cautious of online diagnoses or consultations.
  •             Check the Websites Privacy and Confidentiality Policy.
  •             Beware that Website information or advice sourced from outside the UK might describe treatments not available in the UK.

3. Suitability and Availability

We cannot guarantee that this website will meet your requirements, or that it will be of satisfactory quality, or that it will be fit for your particular purpose, or that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, or that it will be secure.

Further, we cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to Our Website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

All links from our Practice Website to any other Websites are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

5. Data Collection

Please be aware that we collect contact details of those who wish to communicate with us via e-mail, collect aggregated (non-personal) information about which pages visitors to our website chose to access, and collect information volunteered by visitors to our website (such as survey information and/or site registrations).  The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web pages and the quality of our service.

6. Hosting, Networks and Data Storage

Please be aware that our Website uses Third Party Service Providers, Vendors and Hosting Partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to support our Website.

Please note The Dove Valley Practice will be closed on;

Monday 30th August 2021

Monday 27th December 2021-Tuesday 28th December 2021

Monday 3rd January 2022

Friday 15th April 2022

Monday 18th April 2022

Monday 2nd May 2022

Monday 30th May 2022

If you need medical assistance between 8am – 4pm please telephone 01226 242419, outside of these times please telephone 111 or in an emergency please telephone 999. Thank you.

Unless you have been advised to come to surgery by a GP, you should not enter our premises. PLEASE PHONE US INSTEAD.

All prescriptions will be sent electronically to a nominated chemist. PLEASE RING US IF YOU NEED TO ORDER YOUR MEDICATION, DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY OR YOU CAN POST YOUR REQUEST.

For covid-19 vaccination information/booking please see www.nhs.uk or ring 119

If you think you may have symptoms of the coronavirus please do not come to the surgery, instead ring 111 for advice.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

• your condition gets worse

• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.