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YOUR PATIENT DATA MATTERS TO US!!!

 

Following on from recent news and social media speculation about NHS Digital and data sharing as a number of posts are circulating on social media about the national data opt-out, containing incorrect information. We thought it may be helpful to provide some key information and links to help you with your decision making and if you might be now thinking of opting out of sharing any of your data as it’s your choice.

Understanding the national data opt-out - NHS Digital

Although, sometimes information about your health and care does helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments, you still have the option to decline sharing data that goes beyond the provision of your direct care.

 

 Have a look at our Privacy Notice which explains what we do with your data and who we share it with


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 There is also a great webpage from NHS Digital with FAQs and mythbusting.
https://digital.nhs.uk/…/nat…/mythbusting-social-media-posts

 

We do not

  • We do not sell health and care data
  • We do not share data with marketing and insurance companies

Please see the ICO webpage for more information about your rights Your data matters | ICO

 

If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer Kelly@almc.co.uk

 

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT us about COVID-19 vaccination passports. Please click the link below for information of how to get one.

COVID-19 Passport

Important information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 Priory Surgery has taken the difficult decision to triage by telephone all routine appointments to see a nurse or doctor, to decide the most appropriate course of action.

Safety of our patients and staff is of paramount importance.

 

 Where possible please telephone the surgery for routine/on-going problems between the hours of

8.00am - 12.00pm

 In the event of a medically urgent problem between the hours of 8.00am and 6.30pm, please call the surgery to be booked into an urgent telephone slot

 

 IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS, SUCH AS NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH, FEVER OR LOSS OF SMELL OR TASTE, YOU MUST SELF-ISOLATE FOR AT LEAST 10 DAYS.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY.

IF YOUR SYMPTOMS WORSEN, PLEASE CALL 111 FOR FURTHER ADVICE.

Thank you for your co-operation

Latest Information - click below to read our bulletin:

Referrals During the Covid-19 Pandemic

There have been reports in the media stating that NHS routine referrals are back up and running.

At a local level, these are being restarted at different times and it is still the case that some routine referral pathways remain closed.

We are monitoring the situation regularly. If a GP provides you with a routine NHS referral, our referrals team will only send this when it is possible and will contact you once this has been processed – this may be via text message.

May we therefore politely ask that you do not call the surgery to chase your referral. The situation is changing on an almost daily basis so please continue to bear with us through all this.

The above does not apply to suspected cancer or urgent referrals.

Understanding What’s Going On at Priory Surgery during the Covid-19 Pandemic

For further information please see our latest news pages.

Key Information – COVID 19 and Domestic Abuse

The household isolation instruction as a result of coronavirus does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse. Even during lockdown, if you are in danger in your home, please leave and seek help. Call 999 in an emergency.

There is now a freephone, 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline number

 – 0808 2000 247 – run by @RefugeCharity. You can access further support and  information at: https://www.bava.org.uk/key-information-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/  or via the charity Nextlink at: https://nextlinkhousing.co.uk/

 

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NEW PATIENT TRIAGE ONLINE SERVICE - click on image below

Online Consultations

 

Safety of the AstraZeneca Vaccination

Recently, there have been reports of a very rare condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after vaccination. Although this condition remains extremely rare there appears to be a higher risk in people shortly after the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine.

Around 4 people develop this condition for every million doses of AZ vaccine doses given. This is seen slightly more often in younger people and tends to occur between 4 days and 2 weeks following vaccination. This is being carefully reviewed but the risk factors for this condition are not yet clear.

This condition can also occur naturally, and clotting problems are a common complication of COVID-19 infection. An increased risk has not yet been seen after other COVID-19 vaccines but is being carefully monitored.

Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), we will be offering people under 30 who have not yet had their first COVID-19 vaccination, a choice of vaccine other than AZ. If you choose to have an alternative vaccine you may have to wait to be protected. You may wish to go ahead with the AZ vaccination after you have considered all the risks and benefits for you.

This leaflet from Public Health England provides more information about the benefits and risks of the AZ COVID-19 vaccination.

If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering a blood clot as a side effect, you should have your second dose. This includes people aged 18 to 29 years who are health and social care workers and unpaid carers.

The benefits of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh any risks for the vast majority of people and you should still book your COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so.

COVID VACCINATION INVITATIONS

 
Dear Patients
 
We are now offering vaccinations to any patients from cohorts 1 – 9 who have not yet had their first dose of vaccine, and have begun inviting those already vaccinated for their second dose.
We are working tirelessly to vaccinate our patients as quickly as possible using every potential slot and every dose of vaccine as soon as we receive it.
Please be patient and kind to our staff. We will be in touch when it is your turn.
Thank you
All the staff at Priory Surgery

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