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IMPORTANT - CORONAVIRUS

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak we have made significant changes to the way the practice operates. You can find the most up to date information on our dedicated Coronavirus Page

Easter Bank Holidays

Cheddar Medical Centre will be closed on Friday 10th and Monday 13th April due to the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Please ensure you have enough of your regular medication to last over the bank holiday weekend. If you need to order prescriptions allow plenty of time for your request to be processed. 

GP Changes

We are sad to announce that Dr Alsop has now left Cheddar Medical Centre. However we look forward to welcoming Dr Jo Durrant to the practice in May. Dr Ginn will be away from the practice on Maternity leave from the end of March. Dr Ginn’s patients will be looked after by Dr Simon Lynes until her return.

CQC Inspection 2019

We are delighted to announce that we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in October and have been graded as "Good" full details of the inspection report can be found here.

Prescription Requests

From 1st September 2019 there will be changes to the way we handle some prescription requests. Please see our Repeat Prescriptions page for more information. 

Text Messaging Service

We are introducing a new text message reminder service! More information and instructions on how to sign up can be found at the bottom of our appointments page.  

HSCIC Care.data

HSCIC

In some circumstances, healthcare staff share information about your treatment and care to help us improve the care we provide.  The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules.  We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

Sharing information can help improve understanding, locally and nationally, of the most important health needs and the quality of the treatment and care provided by local health services.  HSCIC will only ask for the minimum amount of information needed to help us improve patient care and the services we provide.

Reports that they publish will never identify a particular person.

Do you have a choice?
Yes.  If you do not want information that identifies you from being shared outside your practice, let us know by printing the patient leaflet.  Return the completed form to us, so we can make a note of this in your medical record.  (If you do not have access to a printer, leaflets can be obtained from reception).

This will prevent your confidential information being used other than where necessary by law (for example, if there is a public health emergency).

Do you need to do anything?
If you are happy for your information to be shared to help improve services, you do not need to do anything.

Where can you get more information?
You can download a patient leaflet or visit this website.

NB: Please note this is a different sharing agreement to the Summary Care Record launched several years ago.  You can find more information about SCR's by clicking here .



 
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