Freedom Information Act

GUIDE TO THE INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY LANGLEY DENTAL GROUP LIMITED

This is a guide to the information published by each of the NHS dentists at Langley Dental Practice. This guide is the dentists' Publication Scheme as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The dentists are :-

Dr Tariq Drabu
Dr Matthew Hodkinson
Dr Shahjahaan Ahmad
Dr Selina Din
Dr SMohammed Rofu Miah

Introduction

This Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely made available to the public by the dentists at the Langley Dental Practice. It is not a complete list of publications since this will change as other things are produced, but it is a description of the classes of information that we provide. A full list of publications is available by contacting Dr Tariq Drabu who is responsible for our Scheme.

This guide will be reviewed at regular intervals and we will monitor its effectiveness.

How much do they cost?

All publications are free unless otherwise stated.

How are they published?

All of the information available in hard copy from Dr Tariq Drabu

Your right to information

As well as our published information, present and former patients of the practice have the right to access the personal information that we hold about them in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Details of how to do this is contained in the Practice Data Protection Policy which is available from Dr Tariq Drabu.

Feedback

We have produced this guide in order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The purpose of the Act is to encourage organisations working for the public to be more open about the information they have. We welcome your views on additional classes of information which might be included and on the publications themselves. If you have any comments or suggestions about the scheme, please send them in writing to Dr Tariq Drabu, Langley Dental Group Limited, 215a Wood Street, Langley, Middleton, Manchester, M24 5RU or email langleydentalpractice@yahoo.co.uk

Classes of information

We hold various types of information which we review, retain or dispose of according to NHS rules. Our information is classed into seven categories:

  1. Who we are
  2. Our services
  3. Financial information
  4. Information for patients and the public
  5. Complaints
  6. Our policies and procedures
  7. This guide.

Class 1: Who we are

Details of all the dentists are contained in the practice information leaflet. Details include name, title and General Dental Council registration number and specialist status.

Class 2: Our services

Information about our services is contained in the practice's patient information leaflet which is available at Reception. The information includes:-

Opening times

Arrangements for emergency care

Details of access to the premises for people with disabilities

The languages we speak and the availability of interpreters

Information about the care and treatment provided by the practice

Private treatment available

We offer NHS care to both adults and children.

Class 3: Financial information

We have information about:-

The cost of NHS treatment

Entitlement to exemption and remission from NHS dental charges

Our private charges

Our income from the NHS contracts which derives primarily from monthly fees for the number of patients we have on our list and for individual items of treatment. There are also some allowances for such things as continuing professional development and the level of our commitment to the NHS.

Class 4: Information for patients and the public

We make available information leaflets about:-

Types of dental treatment

Tooth Whitening information

Botox & Dermal Fillers information

Care Quality Commission leaflets

NHS Dental Services in England information leaflets

Local Services information

Copies of leaflets are available from Reception/located in the waiting room.

Class 5: Complaints

We have a practice complaints procedure, a copy of which is available from Reception. The complaints procedure is also displayed in our waiting area.

Class 6: Practice policies

We have policies and procedures which ensure that the practice operates in a safe and efficient manner. These include:-

  • Data protection
  • Data security
  • Confidentiality
  • Health and Safety
  • Radiation protection
  • Infection control
  • Equal opportunities

- Copies of the policies are available from Reception.

Class 7: This guide

This guide will be reviewed regularly and we will also keep the list of publications up to date.

From January 2005 we have been required by the Freedom of Information Act to respond to requests from the public to access recorded information that we hold. There are some exemptions to this right and it does not change the rights of our patients to have all their personal information kept strictly confidential and available to them on request.

0161 643 2428

langleydentalpractice@yahoo.co.uk

215a Wood Street, Middleton, Manchester, M24 5RU


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