Please print out the appropriate document, complete it in as much detail as you can and bring it with you to your First Consultation. THANK YOU.
New Patient Questionnaire:
For adults (Approx 17 years and older).
For children between 3 - 16 years of age.
If the child is 3-4 years and the problem relates to a possible birth trauma, please use the Babies' Questionnaire.
For new born babies to small children about 3-4 years of age.
If you are already a patient at this practice but have not attended for over 2 years, please fill in this shorter questionnaire, so that we can keep your notes up to date.
If you are unsure which questionnaire to use, please telephone the practice (01926 335932) and we will be happy to help.
These questionnaires should not be sent back to us but brought to the first consultation.
Data protection and the storing of patient notes – a new ruling from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
It has been the Osteopathic Practice’s policy to destroy patient notes if a patient has not attended for treatment for over 12 years, and children’s notes were retained indefinitely.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (the public body responsible for ensuring data protection compliance) has informed our Osteopathic governing body that patient records must not be kept for longer than is necessary.
Osteopaths are now no longer able to keep patient notes indefinitely if a patient has not attended for treatment.
Following new Osteopathic best practice guidelines, patient records can only be kept for 8 years following their last treatment and children’s records until the child reaches 25 years of age.
If you have not attended for over 8 years you will need to fill in a new patient questionnaire if your original notes have been destroyed.