Throughout the COVID pandemic, our Practice has strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.
From 19th July, nothing will change at the surgery – patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE.
We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the Covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.
In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-Covid (face to face, by telephone, by E-consult and by video calls), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.
Our Practice has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you will understand the impact of Covid and understand we continue to retain these safety measures at the surgery.
From the Practice Drs and the Eric Moore Team.
National Data Opt-Out – what patients need to know
The national data opt-out is a service that allows patients to opt-out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.
For more information on why GP data is being collected, what is changing, who will be able to access data and how these decisions are made, plus steps that NHS Digital are taking to ensure sensitive data is protected, and how patients can find out what data about them is being collected and used, please visit digital.nhs.uk/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research, and see the FAQ document provided by NHS Digital below.
How can I Opt-Out of NHS data?
Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by calling 0300 3035678. By 30 September 2021 all health and care organisations are required to be compliant with the national data opt-out policy.