Feeling under the weather? Your GP is providing extra hours during the winter period.
Our practice is a member of the NHS South and East Clinical Commissioning Group and to support our patients over the winter period, we are working with the other GP practices in the area to provide extra opening hours. This means that during our additional hours you would be able to access an appointment outside our normal working hours but it might be at another local practice in your area. Any local GP you see will have access to your medical records.
This is a voluntary scheme and all surgeries have chosen to extend their hours at different times to best meet the needs of their patients.
Our practice is working with Moorfield House Surgery and Kippax Hall Surgery. to provide extra surgery hours a Saturday morning. The extended surgery is open from 8am till 1:30pm. We are unable to offer advanced bookings during these extended times. This will be an on the day clinic. There will be pre-booked appointments to see the Practice Nurse/Healthcare Assistant fo r chronic disease management and dressings.
The Winter Emergency GP surgery will run for 17 weeks only commencing in December 2014 on Saturday mornings 8am-1:30pm.
We hope, however, that by offering a range of primary care services within your local area on a weekend and evening, this will offer you a greater convenience and ensure you do not need to visit A&E unless it is for a genuine emergency.
This existing out of hours service will not be effected by this development in the practice and will continue to operate as normal.
LATEST FLU CLINICS
Flu vaccinations are now available to book, for those at risk.
COLTON MILL SATURDAY FLU CLINIC
Saturday 20th December 2014 8.30-1om
AT RISK GROUPS
All over 65's
People with chronic heart disease
People with chronic kidney disease
People with chronic liver disease
People with diabetes
People with chronic neurological disease
People with a weak immune system
If you are the main carer for someone in your care
Health or social worker
(Further information will follow about the children's flu groups)
Patient choices regarding sharing of health records
Electronic records are kept in all the places where you receive healthcare. Often, NHS care services can usually only share information from those records by letter email, fax or phone. At times, this can slow down your treatment and mean information is hard to access.
This service uses a secure computer system that allows the sharing of full electronic records across different NHS care services. This form is not about your Summary Care Record (SCR), it is asking your sharing preferences regarding your full detailed electronic record.
We are telling you about this, as you have a choice to make. You can choose to share or not to share your full electronic record with other NHS care services where you are treated and whether we can view records held by those other services.
If you choose to make your record shareable, your clinical details will only viewable by clinical teams who are treating you. Each clinical team which cares for you now or in the future will ask your permission to view your shared record. You can also ask for part of your record to be made private – not shareable. All record accesses are recorded and auditable.
If you choose not to make your records shareable, we will respect your wishes and will do our best to make your care safe and efficient. However, denying the clinical teams caring for you the ability to access important clinical details could compromise your care.
If you require further information please ask at reception. You can also visit the NHS Care records website at http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk/carerecords or download the NHS Care Record Guarantee from http://www.nigb.nhs.uk/pubs/nhscrg.pdf.
Your Good Health
Access to a wide range of healthcare services is a key element of a good local practice. We don’t just want to see you when you’re ill we want to make sure you stay healthy too. Check out how we can cover both bases with our clinics and services.
Our professional team will ensure you receive the best attention at all times whether you’re attending a specialist clinic or a routine appointment. If you’re new to the area registration is easy and comes with the comfort of discretion and confidentiality assured.
(Site updated 11/12/2014)