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New Service as of April 2018

Extended Access Hub appointments are now available for patients in the Redditch and Bromsgrove localities - please see our tab on Extended Access and Hub Appointments for more information.

Vaccination Campaigns 2019

We are currently promoting, Pnuemo and Shingles vaccines in conjunction with the Men ACWY and childhood and travel vaccinations.  Please contact the surgery if you require further information.

STATEMENT OF INTENT

Practice Plan for Patient Online Services

The Practice plans to offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from 28th March 2016.  These dates are subject to necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice.  We currently offer Appointment Booking, Repeat Prescription Requests and Allergy information.

 

 

National Data Opt-Out

National Data Opt-Out

Your Data Matters to the NHS

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

How your data is used

Your health and care information is used to improve your individual care. It is also used to help us research new treatments, decide where to put GP clinics and plan for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.

What is confidential patient information?

Confidential patient information identifies you and says something about your health, care or treatment. You would expect this information to be kept private. Information that only identifies you, like your name and address, is not considered confidential patient information and may still be used: for example, to contact you if your GP practice is merging with another.

Who can use your confidential patient

It is used by the NHS, local authorities, university and hospital researchers, medical colleges and pharmaceutical companies researching new treatments.

Making your data opt-out choice

You can choose to opt out of sharing your confidential patient information for research and planning. There may still be times when your confidential patient information is used: for example, during an epidemic where there might be a risk to you or to other people’s health. You can also still consent to take part in a specific research project.

Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?

No, your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care. Choosing to opt out will not affect your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

What should you do next?

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service. You can change your choice at any time by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ or telephone 0300 303 5678.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the 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?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

How do I know if I have one?

All patients at Hollywood Medical Practice have a summary care record unless they have completed a form to opt out.

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 a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

Summary Care Record Opt Out Form



 
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