Your Rights to Information
The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 provides members of the public with the right access information held by public authorities.
Public authorities are required to routinely publish certain information to the public as part of its normal business activities. This is known as a publication scheme.
The Meddygfa Brynteg Surgery Publication Scheme is designed to signpost individuals to information we proactively release as and when it becomes available. The aim of this is to explain what information the practice makes available to the public and where possible to provide an easy method of accessing it.
The Publication Scheme contains six classes of information, as follows, and information falling into each of these classes is published on our practice website:
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What are our priorities and how we are doing
- How we make decisions
- Our policies and procedures
- Services we offer
All the information we proactively release is available free of charge on our website. Our publication scheme is a useful place to start if you’re looking for information about Meddygfa Brynteg Surgery, before making a Freedom of Information request.
Information that is not published under the FOI Publication Scheme can be requested in writing and the release of such information will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the FOI Act 2000.
To make a Freedom of Information request, please email contact the practice email@example.com or write to:
Who we are and what we do
Meddygfa Brynteg Surgery has 11070 patients in the Amman Gwendraeth Area. We are also a member of the Amman Gwendraeth Cluster which is made up of eight separate Practices. The cluster Practices can be found on this website: Amman Gwendraeth – Primary Care One (nhs.wales)
The practice was formed in 1994.
Practice details and our opening times are published on our website, this information be accessed via this link Brynteg Medical Practice (wales.nhs.uk)
The following people work in the Practice Team – Brynteg Medical Practice (wales.nhs.uk)
Salaried GPs: 1
The Practice Team: 4
Admin Staff: 14
Other information is available on the practice notice boards and display tables in the waiting areas.
What we spend and how we spend it
Meddygfa Brynteg Surgery receives money from NHS Wales according to its contract for national General Medical Services in exchange for services provided for patients.
The total income received from the NHS before expenses was £697253 for our financial year ending June 2023.
There may be circumstances where material cannot be released because it is confidential or commercial information or the appropriate officer designated for these purposes, under the Act, has taken the view that it may be prejudicial to the conduct of the Practice’s affairs.
If this is the case, we will respond to your FOI request with a formal letter acknowledging the reasons why we are unable to give you this information.
We do not wish to publish our annual salaries, but they are available on request.
What our priorities are and how we are doing
Currently our top priority is helping our patients and staff after the Covid-19 crisis. We have implemented video and telephones consultations in order to minimise the number of patients in our waiting room. We also run daily clinics.
We are work closely with our colleagues in the Amman Gwendraeth Cluster to develop and improve services for patients in the local area. The cluster plan can be found here Amman Gwendraeth – Primary Care One (nhs.wales)
How we make decisions
Meddygfa Brynteg Surgery has a committee that is made up of the senior partners and management. The Committee meets every month.
Our Policies and Procedures
Our Policies and Procedures
General policies and procedures in use within the practice include, but are not limited to:
- Data Protection
- Zero Tolerance
All policies and procedures are available for viewing, upon request in writing, please contact the Practice Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a complaint or concerns about the service you have received from the doctors or any of the staff working in this practice, please let us know. We operate a complaints procedure as part of the NHS system. Our complaints system meets national criteria.
A copy of our practice complaints procedure is available here Concerns and Compliments Procedure – Brynteg Medical Practice (wales.nhs.uk) This will give you all the information and contact details needed to lodge a complaint.
Lists and Registers
The Practice operates CCTV cameras covering the car park, entrance, waiting areas and staff areas. Consultation rooms are not party to CCTV.
The services we offer
In addition to routine and emergency services, we offer the following range of services under contract to the NHS:
Maternity Medical Services
- Contraceptive Services
- Minor Surgery
Charges for our private services (including medical reports and travel vaccinations) are published on our website, this information be accessed via the Non-NHS services – Brynteg Medical Practice (wales.nhs.uk)