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Flu Vaccinations

Flu season is here again! Speak to a member of our reception team today to book an appointment for your flu vaccination.

Improved Access-

See details of service under tab on the right hand side of this Home page.

We are now open between 6.30pm and 8pm on Tuesdays. Other practices are open at different times to improve access for patients.

 

National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

We are taking part in an important national project about people at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Details on the project and advice leaflets for patients who are diagnosed with diabetes and those at increased risk of diagnoses are under Quick Links on the right tabs here

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse.

This will not affect your care.

 

Click here to see details of our current Business and Administration Apprenticeship

Your Rights and Our Rights

We are suffering an increase in number of patients who feel it acceptable to be rude and abusive to our staff.

Please note updated information under heading 'Policies 'and sub heading 'Rights and Responsibilities' regarding what is acceptable at Cheddar Medical Centre. This will NOT be tolerated.

Prescription Requests-

Please be reminded that we require 72 hrs notice to enable requests to be processed.

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE & PHARMACY NOMINATIONS - Visit our prescriptions page for more information

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO RECOMMEND US TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY? Click here to have your say!

MJOG -
To learn more and sign up to our free appointment reminder service, complete and return this Leaflet (also available from reception).

GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on the 25th May 2018. To understand more about how we use your information click here.

Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere is a Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.

For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information visit the HSCIC Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

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NB: Please note this is a different sharing agreement to Care.data which is due to be launched in 2014 .  You can find more information about Care.data by clicking here .



 
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