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COVID PRESS RELEASE – 16.7.2021

Local people urged to follow ‘hands, face, space’ in GP practices to keep patients and staff safe

Patients and visitors to GP practices across Suffolk and north east Essex are being reminded they must continue to wear face coverings and observe social distancing rules from 19 July when lockdown rules ease.

Health and care leaders say while restrictions are being eased in some public places, strict infection control measures need to be followed in healthcare settings.  This will reduce the risk of vulnerable people from becoming infected and help prevent Covid outbreaks that could result in the temporary closure of a surgery.

Using your Health Data for Planning and Research

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

It can also help research organisations to explore new treatments or make discoveries.

You can decide that you do not want your information to be used in this way.

There are two main options;

Option 1: Opting out of the GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDDR) Formally known as GPES.

This means you don't want your data to be extracted from your GP clinical system and used for Planning and Research Purposes. You can opt out at any time but opting out before the end of June 2021 will mean your data is not extracted by the new process. Opting out after that date will mean that no further extractions will occur. Find out more.

Option 2: Opting out of NHS Digital using or sharing your health data (held by any provider, not just your GP), for Planning and Research purposes.

You can opt out at any time.  Find out more. 

Other materials and materials in other languages are available here

How do I Opt Out?

To opt out of your data leaving the GP Practice for Research and Planning (Type 1), just contact your GP practice by phone, email or post and let us know.

To opt out of your health data being used or shared by NHS Digital (Type 2), you can;

Call

The phone number is 0300 303 5678 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

Write

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

Email

enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

Online

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/ 


Are you curious or concerned about yours or a loved ones memory?

The practice has a Sue Ryder Community Navigator who visits every Friday morning to offer practical information and support for patients or their carers.

If you would like to see the Navigator or would like more information please ask at reception.


Prescription Delivery Service

We offer a prescription delivery service from the Stanton surgery for all registered patients. We are able to deliver to collection points at the post office in Hopton, Barningham and Garboldisham, or to your home. If you would like more information regarding this service our Dispensary staff will be able to advise you - 01359 253701


Improvements to our online access facility

Check out the Online Services section for details!

 


Vacancies at the practice can be found HERE


STATEMENT OF INTENT

Our Practice is committed to develop the delivery of better care to our patients utilising the Information Technology developed through and under the direction of NHS England. We currently use Summary Care Record, GP2GP Transfer and Patient Access Online for appointments, repeat medication requests and viewable summary care record. The Practice is committed to include detailed coded information as part of the Patient Access Online facility by 31st March 2016.

 


SURGERY CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING

The surgery and dispensary will be closed from 12.30pm on Thursday 16th September for important clinical education and training purposes.

Repeat prescription requests will not be dealt with during these times so please ensure sufficient notice is given to enable the surgery to provide these for you prior to the practice closure.

Emergency cover will be provided by the 111 Out of Hours Service who will be responsible for:

  • Telephone triage
  • Urgent face to face appointments at Drovers House in Bury St Edmunds

Please telephone 111 to access these services

The surgery will be open as normal on Friday 17th September at 8am.

How to register for online repeat medication ordering

If you need your medication to be delivered, please support your local dispensary by using our in-house medication delivery service, rather than an online pharmacy. Medication can be delivered to your local shop or your home.

Dispensary Telephone Number: 01359 253701

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update for patients

The dispensary telephone lines are open from 8am to 1pm and 3pm to 6.30pm.

You can also order your repeat prescriptions online.

If you can give the dispensary team as much notice as possible for your repeat prescription it would be most appreciated.

Please remember to wear a face covering when collecting your prescription and if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms such as a high temperature, persistent cough or loss of taste or smell please do not come to the surgery.  Stay at home and request a Covid test either via the gov.uk website or by calling 119.

Thank you

 

We have enabled the prescription ordering module on our integrated online service so that our patients can access their medical records, book/cancel GP appointments and order repeat medications all from ONE system.

Our dispensing team will provide you with the details on how to use the new system. Please bring a piece of photo ID with you to enable us to confirm your identity when setting up your account. This is because the new system is directly linked to your medical record and the Practice must take necessary steps to ensure that access is being given to the correct person for data protection reasons.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form here along with the information leaflet and bring the application form along to the Practice with your ID when you next attend.

Patient Leaflet - Online Access

Online Access Registration Form

If you have registered with the new system, you can log in HERE


We require 48 hours notice for repeat prescriptions excluding Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays and a 28 day supply is issued

 


red_pills_bottleMedicines are supplied from the surgery for patients living more than one mile from a pharmacy. We cannot make up prescriptions issued elsewhere except from a dentist or the hospital and then only for patients registered at the practice.

Payment must be cash or cheque backed by a cheque guarantee card.

Repeat Prescriptions

We have a computerised prescribing system and your regular medication is printed on the slip given to you with your repeat medication. We require 48 hours notice for repeat prescriptions excluding Saturdays and Sundays and a 28 day supply is issued.

You can request a repeat directly from the website or present your repeat prescription side slip in person or by post. You can contact the Dispensary team on 01359 253701, however, they are unable to take calls between 12:30 - 2:30pm. Finally you may subscribe to the repeat prescribing scheme. 

Sometimes you will be asked to see a doctor or nurse before any more repeat prescriptions are given. This is to ensure that the medication is still the right one for you. If you have difficulty collecting your medicines from the surgery we are able to leave your medication for collection at village pick up points in exceptional circumstances.

 
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