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Read a letter explaining our role during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Flu Clinics

We are offering additional flu clinics on Monday 23rd and Saturday 28th November.

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Zero Tolerance Policy

A number of our staff have recently experienced foul and abusive language or behaviour from a minority of patients. This is not acceptable and we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour towards our staff – all of whom continue to work tirelessly during this pandemic. In line with our zero tolerance policy, if you are found to be abusive towards members of staff then appropriate action will be taken

Please be aware that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children, regarding COVID-19 or other illness. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19, is close to someone who has COVID-19 or has received a letter advising them to shield.

Summary Care Record

SCRThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which will be used in emergency care.

The record will contain information about any medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere I England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it.  This means that if you have an accident or become ill, healthcare staff treating you will have immediate access to important information about your health.

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete the form below and bring it along to the surgery.

If you need more time to make your choice please inform Reception.

If you do nothing we will assume that you are happy with these changes and create a Summary Care Record for you.  Children under 16 will automatically have a Summary Care Record created for them unless their parent or guardian chooses to opt them out.  If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 16 and feel that they are old enough to understand, then you should make this information available to them.

More Information

For more information talk to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) (01524 583554), visit the NHS Care records website or telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020.

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