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Seasonal Influenza Vaccines - Book your appointment NOW

Flu vaccine will be available at Discovery Practice from October 2020 for those eligible in an at risk group. Please call to book you appointment. Please read information of the changes we have made to our Vaccination Clinics to ensure we keep you safe this year on the "Influenza vaccine Appointment" section under the Appointment tab.   Thank you

 

As you will have seen/heard in the media; the Government is expanding this year’s flu vaccination programme to include people aged 50 to 64.

 

In order to protect those most vulnerable, the ‘at-risk’ groups will be prioritised and vaccinated first.

 

Once the ‘at-risk group’ phase is well underway, those aged 50 to 64 will then receive an invitation to be vaccinated (they will not be vaccinated prior to receiving an invitation.)

Coronovirus  

Please see attached for details of  Covid-19 How to get tested

If you think you have coronavirus or you have a New Continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/change of smell or taste or you have in the last 14 days been to a country or area with a high risk or coronavirus go to (www.nhs.uk for a details of high risk countries) or you have been in an airport or close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of coronavirus.

DO NOT GO TO THE GP SURGERY/HOSPITAL OR COMMUNITY PHARMACY., STAY INDOORS AND AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE. 

 


From January 2019 repeat prescription requests will no longer be accepted via telephone and require 72 hours to process.  For details of How To Order please visit the prescriptions section on the website.


SELF CARE FORUM - www.selfcareforum.org  This site offers helpful advice and leaflet which are downloadable.  We believe in empowering our patients to have confidence in managing their conditions.  It will also provide helpful advice through the winter months.

OUT OF HOURS: If you need to see or speak to a GP on Bank Holidays, weekends or between 6pm and 8am Monday to Friday please ring NHS 111.  To learn more about our local extended hours GP services please visit http://www.southteesaccessresponse.nhs.uk/


PRACTICE CLOSURES

Future planned half day closing is Wednesday 22nd April 2020, from 12pm the practice will re-open the following day at 8am.

The practice temporarily closes on Thursdays between 12pm & 2.00pm to facilitate staff training and education.  If during this period you need to speak to a Doctor URGENTLY please call 07436803445. This number is only available on Thursdays during this period.  PLEASE NOTE THE PRACTICE CLOSED ON UK BANK HOLIDAYS

PATIENT ONLINE
You can now access a summary of your medical record, order repeat prescriptions and book call back appointments via our online services.  To apply for access and a password please contact our reception team who will explain the simple process.  

ALLOCATION OF NAMED GP FOR ALL PATIENTS
Please see under the Practice Policies section for further details.

Data Choices

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

How your data is used

Information about your individual care such as treatment and diagnoses is collected about you whenever you use health and care services. It is also used to help us and other organisations for research and planning such as research into new treatments, deciding where to put GP clinics and planning for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital.  It is only used in this way when there is a clear legal basis to use the information to help improve health and care for you, your family and future generations.

Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.

You have a choice

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your 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 mind about your choice at any time.

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

No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

What do you need to do?

If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.

To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

Download a copy of the patient leaflet



 
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