Noticeboard

------------------------------ Appointment Attendance

In the month of February 245 patients did not attend their appointment at the surgery. This many missed appointments amounts to over 40 hours of wasted time. Please remember to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it to the surgery, this allows the reception staff to re-book your appointment so somebody else can be seen.

--------------------------------- Cervical Screening

Ladies please check with reception if your smear is due. Every year in the UK, over 3000 women will be diagnosed with cervical  cancer and almost 1000 women will die from the disease.

-------------------------------- Shingles Vaccine

If you are aged 70, 78 or 79 please make an appointment with the practice nurse for your shingles vaccine. vaccination6

 

----------------------------------- Going to university?

If you are between the age of 18 - 24 please check with reception that you have had two doses of MMR before going to university.

-------------------------------- Watch out measles about!

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness. It can be very unpleasant and possibly lead to serious complications, including blindness and even death. We recommend that everyone over 12 months of age has the MMR vaccine. it is never too late to receive it. If you are not sure whether you or your children need the MMR vaccine please talk to your doctor, nurse or health visitor.  

 

Summary Care Record

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

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be 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. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.

For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information download the NHS Summary Care Record Leaflet or 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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