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GDPR - what it means to our patients

 

As you may already know we have approached the beginning of a new era in the administration and protection of your data with the introduction of the GDPR since 25 May.

 

At St Clements Surgery, we take the security of your data very seriously. We value your privacy and have robust security in place to ensure that we protect your personal data. We collect and hold data for the purpose of providing healthcare services to our patients and running our organisation which includes monitoring the quality of care that we provide. Secondly, we ensure that the information we hold about you is relevant, useful and timely.

 

We collect and hold data for the purpose of providing healthcare services to our patients and running our organisation which includes monitoring the quality of care that we provide. In carrying out this role we may collect information about you which helps us respond to your queries or secure specialist services.

 

We may keep your information in written form and/or in digital form. The records may include basic details about you, such as your name and address. They may also contain more sensitive information about your health and also information such as outcomes of needs assessments.

 

We don’t sell your personal data to third parties.

 

For more information, please refer the St Clements Surgery Practice privacy notice - England 1.3.docx

 

We’ve created a concise information Privacy Information Leaflet 1.1.docx also Childrens Privacy Information Leaflet.docx and encourage you to take a look to get a better idea of how we use your data and the options available to you.

  

A shortcut to the form that needs filling for a Subject Access Request can be found here Form - Access to Medical Records.docx

For more info regarding the Subject Access Request Policy, please see Access to medical records policy 1.4.docx

National Data Opt-out

The NHS has launched the national data opt-out as part of the ‘Your Data Matters to the NHS’ campaign.  This campaign informs the public that the strict rules about how health and care data can and cannot be used have been strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.  

The campaign will also let the public know that they can choose whether their confidential patient information is used for research and planning. A new website https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ has been launched which allows the public to find out more about how their data is used across health and care and to make this choice.
 

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. You can change your choice at any time.

Type 1 opt-out: medical records held at your GP practice

You can also tell your GP practice if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This is commonly called a type 1 opt-out. This opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP surgery.

Type 2 opt-out: information held by NHS Digital

Previously you could tell your GP surgery if you did not want us, NHS Digital, to share confidential patient information that we collect from the across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out.

From 25 May 2018 the type 2 opt-out has been replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs that have been recorded previously have been automatically converted to national data opt-outs.

Difference between previous Type 2 opt-out and the National Data opt-out: https://www.digitalhealth.net/2017/09/type-2-opt-outs-replaced-with-national-data-opt-out-plan/


Volunteer Needed!

Keen on working in NHS primary care to provide patient service face-to-face?
Are you good at IT and customer service skills?

Our Practice is looking for a dynamic volunteer to deliver our patient online access service champion within 2 weeks.

Basic DBS check and full training will be provided.

Please feel free to contact Ms Mao at 01865 248550 or email weiwei.mao@nhs.net for further information.


General Practice Transformation Champions event

This is a one day conference to inspire and inform anyone involved in leading improvement and transformation in general practice in the NHS. A packed programme includes practicalities of using the 10 High Impact Actions, and leadership sessions from the frontline of transformation.

To find out more please visit: https://www.slideshare.net/NHSEngland/clipboards/general-practice-transformation-champions


We are no longer providing Smoking Cessation Service.

If you wish to find out more information on how to quit please visit Smoke free life Oxfordshire on www.smokefreelifeoxfordshire.co.uk
Telephone number 0800 246 1072 or 01865 238 036 or Text QUIT to 66777


We now have Clinical Pharmacist available in our Practice 

Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon she can see the patients for:

-Medication review/ Polypharmacy review

-Medicines reconciliation and review post hospital discharge

-Any medication related queries 


PPG meeting-to rotate PPG chair role every quarter. 

PPG meeting has decided to rotate PPG chair role every quarter the PPG email address will stay the same ppgchair.stclements@nhs.net


See Our Services section for Adult and Children Safeguarding

In this section you will find useful information about Adult and Child Safeguarding


Evening and weekend NHS appointments are now available in the new OxFed Evening and Weekend GP Clinics

 

Please see more information about the service in our Appointments section


Closure of Lloyds Pharmacy branches in Oxfordshire

  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 4 Stretfield House, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3XZ will be closing on 29/01/2018,
  • Lloyds Pharmacy 100 Blackbird Leys Road Oxford, OX4 6HS will be closing on 30/01/2018.
  • Lloyds Pharmacy 34 Sheep Street, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 6LG will be closing on 02/02/2018. 

Patients will be provided with the details of alternative pharmaceutical services providers.

 


New Integrated Urgent Care Service - message from NHS 111 Service

Message to Healthwatch and PPGs

People across the Thames Valley (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire)

will have new and improved access to urgent care services from 5 September

2017. 

St Clements Surgery Care Quality Commission (CQC) Report


 
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