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MOVE OF PREMISES - There is a proposed move of premises for the Practice to the S.W.C.H. site - two Public Meetings have been arranged:  9.10.2019 at the Rectory, Saffron Walden from 6.30pm  and  on 15.10.2019 at S.W.C.H. between 1pm-3pm.  Please come and join us and see the proposed plans - a representative from West Essex C.C.G. will be available to answer any questions.

We will also have details available at our next FLU Clinic on 19.10.2019 - when a West Essex C.C.G. representative will also be present.

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The FLU Season is here - if you eligible for a free FLU Vaccination please call the surgery to make an appointment.

FLU appointments for the Under 65 'At Risk' patients will be available from 11.10.2019. 

On Saturday 19th October 2019 we have a FLU vaccination clinic for all relevant patients from 8.30am - 11.30am

GREAT NEWS - CQC Report - Marked the practice GOOD in all areas!

EDUCATION & TRAINING SHUTDOWN - Tuesday 5th November 2019 from 12:30pm until Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 8:00am. If you need medical attention and are unable to wait until the next day, please phone 111 or in an emergency dial 999. 

Please note: Our dispensaries will be closed from 12 noon on 5th November 2019.

OUT-OF-HOURS                     
If you require urgent medical assistance, which is not life threatening but cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please dial 111.  Calls to the NHS111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.  For a life threatening medical emergency dial 999.

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP                                 
We need some volunteers to join our Patient Participation Group to help us to ensure that we are providing the services you need from us. We would like to be able to contact patients to ask them questions about the surgery. If you can spare a little time please complete the form below or ask for one from reception.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Amy Stiles has joined the practice.

We are pleased to announce that we now have two registrars, two physiotherapists and two paramedic practitioners working with us at the practice

Dr Arham Munawar (f) - new GP Registrar and will be with the surgery for the next six months.

Dr Gohar Saeed (f) - Our GP Registrar and will be with the surgery for the eighteen months until August 2019

Paramedic - Vicky Bryning - is working with us doing home visits.

Paramedic Practitioners - Abigail Merrell & David Binns are now working with the surgery doing home visits and supporting the doctors with frailty clinics 

Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The SCR is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it contains just your medications and allergies.

Later on, as the central NHS computer system develops, other staff who work in the NHS may be able to access the SCR and it may be extended to include other information from GP records, hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists' letters. Access to your SCR will be strictly controlled.

Your information is extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice.

For the initial upload (medications and allergies only) for existing patients it was assumed that you consented to your record being uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opted out. New patients will be given an opportunirty to opt out when they join the practice. 

In the future, when the SCR is extended to include other information, Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the SCR, have agreed with doctors' leaders that you will be able to decide whether or not this additional information is uploaded to your SCR

For further information visit the Connecting for Health Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

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