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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.

When We Are Closed

If you have an urgent, life threatening emergency, please phone 999 to request an ambulance.

For other medical matters that you do not think will wait until the surgery re-opens, please phone 111. This will connect you with the NHS111 service where a call handler will assess the severity of the problem. They will either call an ambulance, contact an out of hours GP or ask you to contact the practice when we re-open. Calls to this service are free from both mobiles and landlines.

If NHS111 contact an out of hours GP to assist you, our local out of hours medical cover will be provided by Primecare from 1st April 2017, which is based in Chelmsford. The receptionist will relay the NHS111 information to the doctor on duty and the doctor will phone you back as soon as possible. The doctor will respond in one of three ways:

You may be given advice and asked to contact the doctor again if you deteriorate.

  • You may be asked to come to the Out of Hours Centre in Braintree, Halstead or Chelmsford.
  • The doctor may visit you at home.

How the doctor responds will depend on the doctor's assessment of your problem and what is the most appropriate way of dealing with it at the time.

 
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