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Thursday 9th November


We would like to sincerely apologise to our patients who were trying to contact us during our closure afternoon. The Surgery was closed for training as per guidance from the CCG. We had instructed our telephone provider to change our answerphone message, and provide a mobile telephone number for one of our GPs, so patients who needed urgent medical attention could contact them. Unfortunately despite confirmation and assurance from our provider earlier in the day, the message was not changed until late in the afternoon. We can only apologise for the inconvenience caused. Should you like to discuss this matter further, please contact the surgery and leave your details. Our Practice Manager will contact you.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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