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PATIENTS MUST STILL WEAR FACE COVERINGS IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across health settings after 19th July - so the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospitals, GP surgeries and pharmacies.  Find out more by clicking on the link below:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings/?fbclid=IwAR2Vsc435Q16gsUnyA9pjRiUPou6qLaTHeit_Gy1gpJca3b-d1-HKXqNreU

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) is happening on 1st September 2021; data extractions will allow sharing of coded medical records to facilitate research of diseases, health inequalities and to develop new treatments. Your personal data such as your name and address will not be collected; and NHS digital will never share any information with marketing companies.

For full information on GPDPR and to help you make an informed choice about sharing your data please follow this link: General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) - NHS Digital

If you decide you do not want your data sharing as part of GPDPR you can opt out; this will require you to complete an 'opt out' form and sending it to the practice. The form can be found by following this link: General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) - Opting Out

You can also do this online by following this link: Make your choice about sharing data from your health records - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Please note that if you are opting out people from your household you will require 1 form per person.

Further information can be found at: Collecting GP data - advice for the public - NHS Digital

NHS 111 'Help us, Help You' a new way to access A&E/Emergency Departments

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need you can phone NHS 111 rather than going straight to A&E. If the patient needs urgent care, NHS 111 can now book them in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E/Emergency Departments.

Dedicated webpage with information on pregnancy and coronavirus

There is now a dedicated webpage with information on pregnancy and coronavirus www.nhs.uk/pregnancy-and-coronavirus, which is regularly updated and has all the latest information about being pregnant during the coronavirus period.

NHS and Diabetes UK support line

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response. The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice. Whether a member of a household has caught the virus, or if routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help patients understand how to effectively manage their diabetes. The NHS and Diabetes UK’s support line is available on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.

Summary Care Records with additional information

Summary Care Records (SCR) is a short summary of your GP medical records. It tells other health and care staff who care for you about the medicines you take and your allergies. To Help the NHS to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, additional information will be included in Summary Care Records for patients by default, unless you have previously told the NHS that you did not want this information to be shared. Additional information includes: significant medical history (past and present), reason for medication, anticipatory care information (such as information about the management of long term conditions), end of life care information and immunisations. Further information can be found on the NHS Digital website by following this link https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/additional-information-in-scr . If you wish to OPT out please complete the Summary Care Consent Form by downloading the form from the following link https://www.scottroad.org.uk/website/B82097/files/SCRConsentFormApr20_1.2%20(1).docx and post/email to the practice.

Does the practice have your consent to contact you by SMS message?

To receive text message reminders please ensure that we have received your consent by speaking to a member of the Practice team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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