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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.

CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING

Please be aware that the Surgery and Dispensary will be closed for staff training on Thursday 30th September from 1pm.  We will reopen as normal on Friday 1st October. 

If you need medical advice during the time we are closed please dial 111 and speak with NHS111.  If you have a serious or life threatening emergency please dial 999. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Please be advised the next scheduled shutdowns are as follows:

Thursday 30th September 2021

Thursday 28th October 2021

Wednesday 24th November 2021

Thursday 16th December 2021

Thursday 24th February 2022

Wednesday 30th March 2022

March 2021

Dispensary Update

We are pleased to announce that from Monday 29th March our dispensary hours are changing.  You will be able to collect medication between 9am until 1pm and 2pm - 6pm Monday to Friday. 

Thank you everyone for your continued support and kindness to our staff during the pandemic.

Dementia

Alzheimer’s Society

www.alzheimers.org.uk

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you

The Freshwell Health Centre is committed to meeting the health and wellbeing needs of people affected by dementia.  We are working closely with the Alzheimer’s Society to make our surgery a Dementia Friendly GP Practice.  We are working towards Dementia Friendly Status by reviewing signage and exploring ways to improve our services.

Did you also know that the Alzheimer’s Society provide a range of local support and services for people affected by dementia?  These include:

A Family Navigators Service - Family Navigators offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future.  They offer information to people who are worried about their memory and ongoing support to people affected by dementia face to face, over the phone or in writing.

Information Hubs - An Information Hub will provide information about dementia, local services and practical tips about living well with dementia.

Peer Support - Peer support groups give carers the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what you are going through. Run by a facilitator, the sessions offer a chance for people affected by dementia to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment

Singing for the Brain - Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.

Activity groups – The Alzheimer’s Society skill or interest-based activity group can give you the opportunity to take part in a fun, structured activity, including art and craft groups, bowling groups, skittles groups, walking groups, yoga or tai chi classes, etc. The groups are run by an expert facilitator with relevant skills and are open to anyone affected by dementia.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have currently had to suspend our face-to-face services, but can offer support in the following areas:

  • The introduction of new virtual social opportunities:
    • Peer Support Groups
    • Virtual Singing for the Brain
    • Ring and Sing for those without online connectivity
    • Weekly bingo, seated dancercise, coffee morning sessions and more…
  • Telephone support from our Dementia Connect and Family Navigator Service
  • Our online community, Talking Point, which offers support day and night

 

For more information on any of the above, please call our Dementia Connect Support Service on 0333 150 3456 to speak to one of our dementia advisors.



 
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