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CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING

The Surgery and Dispensary will be closing at 1pm on Thursday 16th December 2021 and re-opening at 8am on Friday 17th December 2021.  If you need medical assistance during this time please contact NHS111 or if you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999.

If you have an appointment for a flu jab on this day please attend the surgery at your allocated appointment time as we will be open for these appointments only. 

We are sorry but we will be unable to assist with any other medical or prescription query on this afternoon.  

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Please be advised the next scheduled shutdowns are as follows:

Thursday 16th December 2021

Thursday 24th February 2022

Wednesday 30th March 2022

Secondary use of GP Data Opt Out

If you wish to opt-out of any potential secondary use of your GP data please download and complete the form we have here Type 1 Opt Out letter

Please note that this is for medical data which may be shared with third parties. Your Summary Care Record will not be affected by this and will still be shared with hospitals and other NHS care providers only, unless you want to opt out from that too. Download that here Summary Care Record Opt In/Opt out

Please send these forms to the surgery by post or by hand or email to freshwell.administration@nhs.net

Collection of GP Data NHS Digital released a statement last month regarding the launch of the new system they will be using to collect GP data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service. The statement highlights that NHS Digital will only share data with organisations who have a legal basis and meet strict criteria to use it for local, regional and national planning, policy development, commissioning, public health and research purposes. They have also developed a public advice webpage to explain how and why the data is being used.

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

The surgery is not presently offering nurse appointments for travel vaccination advice. We are concentrating our nursing resources on more urgent vaccinations, cytology, wound care and phlebotomy.
The situation is under constant review and we will inform patients of any changes through our website www.freshwell.co.uk

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the application form below in order to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out our travel advise form and return it to the surgery before booking an appointment with our Practice Nurse Team. 

Please remember we need a MINIMUM of 6 week notice before your departure date to assess your travel form, advise you of your vaccination needs and arrange appointments if appropriate.  Failure to give appropriate notice will mean we are unable to offer you this service and you will need to make alternative arrangements with another Travel Clinic.

Providing travel advice and treatments are not covered under our NHS contract.  Fees will be applicable for any treatment given. 

 Travel Advice & Form

You can then either: return the form to the reception, e-mail it to freshwell.administration@nhs.net or fax it to 01371 811282. This will give the nurse the information required to check the latest requirements. The nurse will then contact you to make an appropriate appointment. If you are emailing this form back to us, please do fill it in but do not change the format of the document as we are currently unable to read ".docx" documents.


Travel Letters
While a letter may be required for travel, this is not an NHS service. Primary care can charge patients for the time taken to write the letter, or can decline to provide a letter and direct patients to private travel clinics for this service. At the present time Freshwell Health Centre are not providing this service to allow our clinicians to concentrate on NHS patient care and managing the Coronovirus pandemic.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

 
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