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Our dispensary is closed between 1pm - 3pm from Monday to Friday.

NHS Prescription Charges

The NHS prescription charge, in England, will increase to £9.35 per prescription item from 1st April 2021. The price of a three-month prepayment certificate (PPC) will become £30.25 (an increase of 60 pence) and a 12-month PPC will be £108.10 (an increase of £2.20)

Patients who fail to cancel their appointment or do not turn up for their appointment has a detrimental affect on waiting times.  Please remember to let the staff know if you no longer need your appointment so that they can offer than time to another patient.

We are receiving a lot of enquiries to join our Practice from patients living out of our practice area. To save disappointment please use our postcode checker which is located in the New Patient section of our website, this will clearly tell you whether you reside within our area.  We do not take patients who are not in our area.  If you wish to ring the surgery to enquire then please ring after 10:00am.

Appointments can be booked by telephone (calls may be recorded), on-line or face to face.  If you cannot attend your appointment then please let us know.  Appointment text reminders are being used for those patients who provide a mobile number.  If you do not wish to receive these reminders then please inform us. 

Remove labelling prior to disposal of empty medicine bottles/boxes

Identity theft can have serious and lasting consequences for victims, so it is important for individuals to take proper steps to protect themselves wherever possible. By managing your personal information carefully and understanding its importance, you can reduce the likelihood of it impacting you.

  • Remove all personal and surgery labelling from medicines packets and bottles prior to disposal
  • Shred or destroy your personal information
  • Help the environment by recycling your bottles and cardboard packets

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.

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

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

To find out more visit: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

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:

www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 0300 303 5678

NATIONAL DATA OPT-OUT

Patient data is used every day to improve healthcare services through planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient care. It helps to decide what new health and care services are required in a local area, informs clinical guidance and policy, and supports researching and developing cures for serious illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. GP data collected as part of the COVID response is being used by the University of Oxford Recovery trial, which is looking to find ways to improve the treatment for people with COVID-19.

The NHS collects confidential patient information from:

  • all NHS organisations, trusts and local authorities (including GP surgeries)
  • private organisations, such as private hospitals providing NHS funded care

Research bodies and organisations can request access to this information. This includes:

  • university researchers
  • hospital researchers
  • medical royal colleges
  • pharmaceutical companies researching new treatments

How can patients opt out?

There are two types of opt-out for patients:

Type 1 opt-out           This is done at practice level, on receipt of a signed opt out form, by coding patients records (this prevents data from being shared with NHS Digital).  Follow the link below for an opt-out form:

Type 1 Opt Out Form

Type 2 opt-out           This is done by patients directly with NHS Digital (online, telephone or letter).  This prevents NHS Digital from sharing identifiable patient data for planning and research.  Follow the link below under 'your choice':

Your NHS Data Matters

Patients individual care will not be affected if opting out of the above.

Online:         https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

Telephone:   0300 303 5678 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm  (excluding bank holidays)

Post:             National Data Opt Out Contact Centre, NHS Digital, HM Government, 7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds. LS1 4AP

 
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