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!! Repeat Medication Notice: Please allow 3 - 4 working days after placing prescription requests to collect. We are experiencing extremely high volume requests at the moment. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!!

!! We have received a large number of queries regarding Covid vaccination boosters and the flu vaccination. Please be advised that the surgery will contact patients who are eligible for those vaccinations in due course!!


Pfizer & AZ 1st & 2nd vaccinations available for anyone 18+

No appointment needed – must be 8 weeks since first jab

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If you are 18 or over and need your first COVID Vaccination please call the surgery on 01325 730204 so we can get you booked in for an appointment. 

NHS GUIDANCE FROM THE 19TH JULY 2021

MASKS MUST STILL BE WORN IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.        

PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR YOUR FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

COVID-19 vaccine Oxford-AstraZeneca and blood clotting

Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination.  The national committee which recommends on vaccines has therefore recommended that patients under 40 years are no longer offered this vaccine for their first dose. If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering this rare side effect you should still complete the course with the AZ vaccine for your second dose, even if you are under 40.  For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting

Practice Policies

Confidentiality & Medical Records

Locked blue folderThe practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.

  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

Access to Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

Complaintscomments

Complaints about any aspect of your treatment should be directed either in writing or verbally to  Mrs. Nicola Finch or Dr. M J Neville.  They will be acknowledged and dealt with as  speedily as possible.

Violence Policy

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.



 
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