The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1 January 2004. The Act deals with access to official information, while parallel regulations deal with environmental information.

The Act provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by a public authority. These requests must be made in writing, either by letter or by email. For the Parish Fields Practice letters should be sent to:-
 
The Practice Manager
Parish Fields Practice
The Health Centre
Mount Street
Diss
IP22 4WG
While the address for emails is simone.johnson@nhs.net
In order to keep requests to a minimum the Practice automatically publishes a wide range of information on its web-site. In the first instance please search for the information you are looking at on our website at www.parishfields.co.uk
The details of our scheme are:
Information available from The Parish Fields Practice under the Freedom of Information Action mode publication scheme.
Information covered by this scheme is only about the primary, general or personal medical services we provide under contract to the National Health Service.
Information to be published
How the information can
Be obtained
(eg, hard copy,  Website)
Cost
Class 1 – Who we are and what we do:
Doctors in the Practice:
Dr Ian Hume
Dr Michelle McCarthy
Dr Norman Wilde
Dr Chris Thorneley
Dr Allen Varghese
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Contact details for the Practice:
 
Tel: 01379 642023
Fax: 01379 643320
Web site address: www.parishfields.co.uk
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Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30 – 6.00
Out of Hours service – telephone calls are automatically redirected to the out of hours service
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Other staffing details
Practice Manager – Mrs Simone Johnson
Further staff details are available on request from the Practice Manager or from our website
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Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it:  
Total cost to the PCT/LHB/HSSB of our contracted services:
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Audit of NHS income
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing:
Plans for the development and provision of NHS services:
Please see our website
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Class 4 – How we make decisions:
Records of decisions made in the Practice affecting the provision of NHS
Services:
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Class 5 – Our policies and procedures:
Policies and procedures about the employment of staff:
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Internal instructions to staff and policies relating to the delivery of services:
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Equality and diversity policy:
 
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Health and Safety policy:
 
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and
Operating the publication scheme)
Please see our website, practice leaflet or reception
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Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive):
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Data protection policies:
 
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Policies and procedures for handling requests for information:
Available on request from the Practice Manager
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Patient’s charter
 
Please see our patient leaflet or website
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Class 6 – Lists and Registers
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most
circumstances existing access provision will suffice)
None held
N/A
 
Class 7 – The services we offer
The services provided under contract to the NHS
 
Please see our website / practice leaflet
N/A
Charges for any of these services
 
Please see our website / practice leaflet
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Information leaflets
Please see our website or reception
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Out of Hours arrangements
 
Please see our website or practice leaflet
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 Please note: If you are unable to access information through the website paper copies are available, although charges may apply, please contact the Practice Manager for further details