Welcome to this new website for patients of Hillfoot Surgery in Pudsey, West Yorkshire. We hope that it will provide you with all the information you require about our services as well as advice on how you can take good care of yourself. We always welcome feedback so if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our services or web site please contact us.
Important Changes To How We Handle Your Personal Data
We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical Information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The Practice has no choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, individual patients can instruct their Practice to stop the transfer of their data. For more information on the reasons for this data extract and how to opt out of sending your confidential information: see below.
Improving your care by sharing information with others looking after you
We are part of the Leeds Care Record project. From October 16th 2013 we were one of the three pilot practices for this project. Leeds Care Record is now in live use. We will share key information from your record with other people providing direct care for you, for example Leeds accident & emergency department, outpatient clinics, district nurses and social care. We already share information of this sort, but mainly on paper or electronicially at the time of making a referral. By the time you are next seen in clinic this information could be out of date, for example if you've changed your medication. The Leeds Care Record will mean that those people caring for you will have up to date information. Protecting your confidential information is important to us and we are working with the others involved in this project to ensure that. Please read on for more information:
St John's wort and contraceptives
There is recent evidence that St John's wort may interact with hormone contraceptives, such as the pill and implants. Taking St John's wort could reduce the effectiveness of these contraceptives and increase the risk of unplanned pregnancy.