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GPDPR

General Practice Data for Planning and Research.  

What the data will be used for:

Patient data collected from general practice is needed to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services.  Whilst the data collected in other care settings such as hospitals is valuable in understanding and improving specific services, it is the patient data in general practice that helps us to understand whether the health and care system as a whole is working for patients.

The GPDPR will also help to support the planning and commisioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventiosn (including coronaviurs and enable many different areas of research.

The data will be shared from 1 July 2021.** This has been put back by the government to September 2021

Opting out

if you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registereing a type 1 opt -out or a national data opt-out.  Please ask the surgery for a form.

Covid-19 vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you.  PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT YOUR GP SURGERY OR THE NHS.   In Nottinghamshire, a few differnt health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programms.  This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be here at the Family Medical Centre.  You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.  For further information go to the GOV.UK website.

Electronic prescriptions

From March 12th all prescriptions will be issued electronically, please ensure you are ready for this change by nominating a pharmacy to collect your prescription, you need to contact your nominated pharmacy for them to set up this service, if you have any further questions please ask at the surgery reception.

coronavirus

DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE RUNG FIRST 

ALL PATIENTS ENTERING THE BUILDING SHOULD EITHER HAVE A FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING THIS IS FOR THE PROTECTION OF YOU, THE SURGERY STAFF AND OTHER PATIENTS, WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH YOU IN THE SURGERY IF YOU CANNOT COMPLY WITH THIS REQUEST.

FOR FURTHER ADVISE ON THE COVID-19 INFECTION PLEASE GO TO THE NHS WEBSITE

 

The current advise from the Department of Health and Social care is currently if COVID-19 infection is seen in the UK it is most likely to occur in travellers who have recently returned from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand.  To identify potential cases ASAP and to prevent transmission of infection to other patients and staff, do not attempt to come down to the surgery but ring 111 for further help and advise.  Please see the General Information page on this website for further information or follow the link                      https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Please ring and ask for a copy of the COVID-19 Privacy Notice or see patient information in this website

7 am opening

From July you can book a nurse or HCA appointment from 7am on a Thursday and Friday please contact the surgery to book.

Insight talking therapy services

Insight Healthcare is now providing a free NHS talking therapy service patients can self refer by calling 0300 555 5582 (local rate) or visit their website on https://www.insighthealthcare.org/

Up to date patient information

To comply with the new GDPR regulations we need consent from patients to contact you, so please ensure we have up to date telephone numbers, address and e-mail and up to date consent so we can continue to contact you.

GP extended access

Ashfield South Federation of practices which includes, Ashfield House Surgery (Annesley) Family Medical Centre, Kirkby Healthcare Complex, Jacksdale medical Centre, Selston Surgery, KCPCC, The surgery Lowmoor Road and Kirkby Health Centre.  We are a group of practices who are working together to offer our patients acess to GP pre-booked appointments form 6.30pm until 8.00pm during the week and on Saturday and Sunday.  These appointments can only be booked through your own GP practice.  There will be a GP and sometimes a nurse on duty at each surgery.  Your appointment will be at any one of these sites listed as part of this federation.  These appointments are 15 minutes long.  There are no emergency appointments available during exteded GP access surgeries.  Should the GP you see like to refer you for further investigations or procedures, this information will be passed on to your usual GP practice to process.

Extended GP access service is accessible 7 days per week.  If you require an appointment on a Sunday please enquire with the reception team.

 

 

Appointment booking

Due to current guidelines in regards to Coronovirus we are not offering online appointments  - when booking a GP appointment please ring the surgery at 8.30 on the day you wish to be seen and a telephone appointment will be offered to you, if the GP needs to see you then he will advise when to attend,  this is for patient and surgery staff safety, we are reviewing this procedure regulary. (this is in place of the usual instructions below)

Normal surgery appointments (not for the current Covid19 restrictions)

If you wish to see a GP on the day you need to ring the surgery at 8.30am on the day you wish to be seen.  You can book in advance if the appointment is before 9.00am (these slots are limited) or come into the surgery with ID and we can set you up for online appointment booking.  For the practice nurses and HCA you can book a month in advance