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 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The latest guidance from the Government has changed.

If you have either:

  1. A raised temperature or fever and/ or
  2. A new continuous cough and/or
  3. Loss of sense of smell and taste

And you are so ill that you've stopped doing your usual daily activities

 You must call 111 and speak to a nurse

(The phone will be very busy but you need to wait to speak to someone)

 You need to stay away from other people until you have spoken to 111 (self-isolate)

 To protect others DO NOT GO to a GP, pharmacy or hospital

 

There is more advice about self-isolation on the Government’s website:-

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

 NHS 111 also has an interactive online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what you need to do. 

GP SURGERIES CANNOT TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS OR REFER YOU TO A TESTING CENTRE. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

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

EDUCATION & TRAINING SHUTDOWN - Dates to be confirmed

Please note: Our dispensaries will be closed from 12 noon when there is an Education & Training Shutdown.

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 Dita Fridrichova has joined the practice covering Dr Lindford's maternity leave.

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 until August 2020.

Dr Gohar Saeed (f) - Our GP Registrar and will be with the surgery for the eighteen months until February 2021

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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