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A message from Dr Claire Laband

I have now retired after a year of sick leave having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2020.

I joined Cheddar Medical Centre in July 2001 and the twenty years since then have been the happiest of my professional life. The whole practice shares the ethos of continuity of care and accessibility which is good for patients and what makes the job so satisfying.

CORONAVIRUS - If you are visiting the practice please wear a face covering. Up to date information is available here.  

Flu Vaccinations We are now able to offer flu vaccination appointments. Click here to find out whether you are eligible for a free vaccine or call the practice to book your appointment. Flu Vaccinations are now back in stock! If you are eligible for a vaccine and haven't yet had one please give us a ring to boom your appointment.

Type 1 Opt Out: The way NHS Digital handles some patient data is changing on the 1st of July. You can find more information here. If you want to "opt out" of NHS Digital using your data in this way you must complete this form and return it to us before 23rd June 2021. 

CQC Inspection 2019We 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.

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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