Open weekends and late evenings
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Free on-site parking
Failed to attend and late cancellation appointment policy
Every year we lose valuable surgery time because of patients failing to attend their appointments, or cancelling at short notice. This means it may be difficult for us to accommodate our patients in need of urgent treatment, book routine appointments for our existing patients, and for new patients to register here. It also costs the surgery £250.00 per hour in lost time. This also makes it difficult for us to maintain our prices as affordable as possible.
A patient who fails to attend their appointment or cancels with less than 24 hours’ notice, will be sent a letter (including this policy), warning them that they will be removed from our patient list. In the event that a further appointment is issued or cancelled at short notice, we may withdraw treatment at this practice and a charge may be applicable.
Discretion will be used if there is a good reason for the appointment being missed.
As with all medical clinics, we aim to see our patients on time, however due to the nature of health care, this is not always possible. If a patient turns up late for their appointment, and the dentist is unable to carry out treatment, this will be regarded as failing to attend.
Failed to attend charges
To cover the surgery running costs of a failed appointment with the dentist there will be a charge of £1.50 per minute (for example, a missed 30-minute appointment will incur a charge of £45.00)
To cover the surgery running cost of a failed appointment with the hygienist there will be a charge of £1.00 per minute (for example, a missed 30 minute appointment will incur a charge of £30.00).
Late cancellation charges – 24hrs notice
If you need to cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours’ notice (this excludes weekend days and bank holidays). Charges will be made if we cannot fill the appointment time. These charges are the same as failed to attend charges.
Text reminder and email reminder automated system
Text and email reminders are available for all appointments. All text messages sent by our system are logged when successfully sent. It is your responsibility to check your text and email messages and to ensure that we are informed of any changes to your mobile phone number or email address. We will assume that you have received your reminder if it has been logged as successfully sent.
Please note, text messages and emails are sent out of courtesy, not necessity. It is your responsibility to turn up on time up on time for an appointment. Failure of the text messaging system for any reason is not sufficient reason for failing to attend or turning up too late for treatment.
Data Protection Policy
The Cherrytree Dental Care complies with the 1998 Data Protection Act. Our procedures for ensuring that our patients’ personal information is stored and processed lawfully and fairly are described in this policy.
What personal data do we hold?
To ensure that we provide the highest standard of care and patient service, we need to hold some personal information about you. This personal data comprises:
•Your past and present medical and dental condition;
•Personal details such as your date of birth, your physical and e-mail address, your telephone number and your NHS number;
•Radiographs, clinical photographs and study models;
•Detailed information about the dental treatment we have provided or have proposed to provide, and its cost;
•Notes of conversations between yourself and any member of our staff;
•Records of consent to treatment;
•Any correspondence relating to you with other healthcare professionals, i.e. hospital or community services.
Why do we need to hold this information?
Comprehensive and accurate information is one of the tools we use to provide you with the highest quality of dental care and to ensure that our communication runs smoothly and all proposed treatments are appropriate and safe to use in any individual case.
How do we process the data?
We will process your personal data in the following ways:
We will retain your personal information whilst you are a practice patient and for at least 11 years after you cease to be our patient, or, for children, until the age of 25 – whichever is the longer.
2. Security of information
Any personal information that we hold for our patient is safely stored on the practice computer system and/or in our manual filing system. The information is not accessible to the public and only authorised members of staff have access to it. Our computer system is password protected, has secure audit trails and we do back-ups regularly. Our processes are audited regularly to ensure compliance with this policy.
3. Disclosure of information
In order to provide proper and safe dental care, we may need to disclose some of your personal information to the following:
•Your general medical practitioner
•The hospital or community services
•Other health professionals caring for you
•Private dental schemes of which you are a member.
Disclosure will take place on a ‘need to know’ basis so that only those individuals/organisations who need to obtain information from us in order to provide care to you and for the proper administration of Government will be given the information. The only information that will be disclosed is the information requested by the individual/organisation. In very limited circumstances, or when required by law or a court order, personal data may have to be disclosed to a third party that is not a healthcare provider. In all other occasions, your personal information could be disclosed only when you have provided us with a specific consent.
4. Access to information
You have the right of access to the data we hold about you and to receive a copy. We need you to provide us with a written request in order to be granted access. Access to computer records and manual records (including radiographs) attracts a charge of £50.00. We may ask you for proof of identity before we comply with your request. We will provide you with a copy of the record and, if so required, with an explanation of the record, within 40 days of the request and payment of the applicable fee.
If you do not wish to have your personal information disclosed or used in any way described in this policy, please discuss this with the Practice manager or Miss Zlatina Gyuleva. You have the right to object to the disclosure of information but this may affect our ability to provide the highest quality of dental care.
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The information that the ‘cookies’ remember for you is never personal and cannot damage your device. They only store your preferences and help you navigate between pages and improving your experience.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
Our communication with you
The communication with our patients is of paramount importance to us. Protecting and safeguarding it enables us to effectively use all information gathered from you and apply it in order to carry out the best treatment for you.
All our employees have a contractual obligation not to disclose any sensitive information about the practise or its patients, details of which can be found in our Data Protection Policy.
Additionally, all communication with our patients via e-mail is strictly protected. All completed queries are safely stored in the patient’s file, which is password protected and are subsequently deleted from our e-mail inbox folder.
Pending queries are forwarded to a Patients’ queries folder, which is again password protected to ensure their safety. Once completed, they are deleted from our e-mail inbox folder.
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How to find us
Nearest tube stations:
Kingston, Norbiton, Raynes Park, Putney – take bus 85 from there directly to us, bust stop Robin Hood Lane
Driving: Just off the A3 robin hood junction
Nearest overground train stations:
Putney, Kingston, Norbiton, Raynes Park
93 Robin Hood Way
The Cherrytree Dental Care is the trading name of Cherrybell Ltd registered in England Company Number 04479342. 93 Robin Hood Way London SW15 3QE.