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Festive Opening Times

Over the Christmas and New Year period we will be closed from 18:30 on Friday 24th until 08:00 on Wednesday 29th December

We will be closed again from 18:30 Friday 31st December until 08:00 Tuesday 2nd January 2022

If you need medical help or assistance during this time please call NHS111

If you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999

CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING

The Surgery and Dispensary will be closing at 1pm on Thursday 24th February 2022 and re-opening at 8am on Friday 25th February 2022.  If you need medical assistance during this time please contact NHS111 or if you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999.

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

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Please be advised the next scheduled shutdowns are as follows:

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.

Home Visits

Doctor's bag

Where possible we encourage patients to come to the surgery when they are ill as we have full facilities for investigation and treatment and can therefore provide better care than in the home.

However, if you are too ill to attend the surgery and require a home visit, please telephone the surgery (01371 810328) before 11 a.m.

The receptionist or nurse will ask for some information on your condition so that the doctor can assess the urgency of the visit.

Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the Health Centre.

 
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