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FLU VACCINATION CLINICS 2013

Istead Rise Surgery - Saturday 12th October 0900 - 1130 - No appt necessary

Shorne Village Surgery - Saturday  5th October 0900 - 1130 - No appt necessary

 Summerhouse Surgery - Saturday 5th october 0900 -1130 - No appt necesssary

SHINGLES VACCINATION

The Department of Health has commenced a vaccination programme for Shingles. Patients aged 70 and 79 ONLY are being called.

ALL patients who are entitled to have the vaccine have been sent a letter advising them of this. The Shinles vaccine is being given alongside Flu at the clinics above but PLEASE BRING YOUR LETTER - NO LETTER - NO JAB!

CARE DATA EXTRACTION (uploaded 11th September 2013)

NHS England has notified the practice, that under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, it now has the power to extract data from all providers of NHS care, including general practice. This is to provide better data to inform clinical decision making for service provision.

Initially data will be from April 2013. it will include NHS number, date of birth, postcode and gender, along with referrals, NHS Prescriptions and clinical data. Free text recorded will not be extracted. 

This extraction is due to commence 8 weeks from when the practice was advised, so 8 weeks from 6th September 2013.

Further information can be obtained by e mailing enquiries@hscic.gov.uk quoting "care.data" in the subject line. There are information leaflets in the surgeries as well. If you decide that you do not want your data shared, please notify this in writing addressed to Keith Fuller, Managing Partner and send to our Istead Rise address.

NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR THE PRACTICE

Following the work completed by the Patient Participation Group alongside the Practice, the new telephone numbers went live 19th April 2013.

So, in place of the 0844 number, patients now have the following options;

Any surgery: 0300 456 2305

Istead Rise or Shorne Surgery Patients: 01474 247003

Summerhouse Surgery Patients: 01322 402210 (Your existing number)

The 0844 number will stay in place for a period until patients have had time to get used to the new numbers, then it will vanish for ever!

Keith Fuller, Managing Partner

 

Out of Hours (Revised March 2013)

The out of hours service has changed - from March 2013 the service (and NHS Direct) has been taken over by NHS 111

Simply dial 111 when we are closed to access the appropriate service.

Keith Fuller - Managing Partner

  Patient Participation Group (Added July 2011.)

The Practice is setting up a new Patient Group, who will be working alongside us to help develop/improve services. The first meeting was held on 20th July at Istead Rise Surgery, with represetatives from all three surgeries and a guest speaker from the Primary Care Trust to set the scene and provide guidance. 

More news of the group will follow as it develops, but in the meantime, if you would be interested in being part of it, or want to be kept informed as it develops, please e mail ppg.dwmp@nhs.net

 

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