Noticeboard

Changes from Monday 19th July 2021;

  • Face masks should continue to be worn when attending the surgery for appointments.
  • We will continue to limit the number of patients in the surgery at any time.
  • Both telephone and face to face appointments will be offered.
  • Staindrop Branch Site will re-open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please see 'opening times' for more information.
  • Evenwood Branch Site will remain closed.
Repeat Prescription Requests

We now only accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone if you are housebound or have exceptional circumstances.  We encourage you to register  and use the online service or you can drop your prescription off at your local branch or send by post.

Care Navigation - New ways for your local GP practice to help you get to the right support. The Receptionist may ask you a few questions to help navigate you to the best person, they wont try to diagnose your problem but you may need to tell them a little bit about why you are calling.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) Service;NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers. 

The data collection will begin on 1st September 2021.  

More information about the service can be found on NHS Digital's website.

We now include this additional privacy notice, alongside our main privacy notice, that explains what data is used and why.

Opting out

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the NHS digital website. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

The type 1 opt-out form can be accessed here;

Type 1 Opt-Out Form

 

Military Veterans Support Service

Are you a military veteran

The NHS provides dedicated mental health services for those who have served in the British Armed Forces - the Veterans Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) and the Veterans Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS).

Available across England both services are provided by specialists in mental health who have an expert understanding of the Armed Forces.  The TILS is a dedicated outpatient service for serving personnel approaching discharge from the Armed Forces and Veterans who are experiencing mental health difficulties.  The CTS is an enhanced outpatient service for ex-forces who have military related complex mental health difficulties that have not improved with previous treatment.

Access to both of these services is through the TILS. Individuals can contact the service direct or ask to be referred via your GP or military charity.

https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/local-support/

You can access more information on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/military-healthcare/

You can download a useful leaflet here https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Militaryhealthcare/veterans-families-reservists/Documents/673_NHS%20Veterans%27%20Mental%20Health%20leaflet%20S17%20Online.pdf



 
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