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General Practice Data for Planning & Research

Dear Patient,

We have been asked to share the following important information with you. 

This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research." =

 

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research

 

This collection will start on 1 September  2021

If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice by 1 September  2021.

 

What data is shared:

Data may be shared from the GP medical records about:

  • any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started - this includes children and adults
  • any patient who died after 1 July 2021, and was previously registered at a GP practice in England when the data collection started

NHS Digital will not collect patients’ names or addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, date of birth, full postcode) is replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital.

This process is called pseudonymisation and means that patients will not be identified directly in the data. NHS Digital will be able to use the software to convert the unique codes back to data that could directly identify patients in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason.

If you would prefer that your identifiable patient data is only shared for your own health care purposes, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both.

 These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option (or both).

A Type 1 opt out has to be registered by your Practice; please let us know if you want to register a type 1 opt out.   

A National Opt out can be done without contacting your practice, at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

Type One Opt-out Form

New Service at EBMC

EBMC now has a First Contact Physiotherapy Service with the first clinic to accept patients being Monday 13th January 2020. The role of the First Contact Physio Therapist is to assess patients with soft tissue,muscle and joint pain and to decide on the appropriate management pathway. So if you have a new problem that affects your neck, back, bones, joints or muscles please ask reception to book you in to this clinic rather than with a GP.

Awards for EBMC

After our Fracture Liaison Service team recently won The Nursing Times Award for nursing in the community, our long serving Reception Manager Jo Bloor has won an 'Outstanding Contribution to General Practice' award at the recent LMC Awards event. Our thanks and congratulations to Jo for her dedicated service and to the FLS team for their outstanding contribution.

National Patient Survey

https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/report?practicecode=C84025 

Missed Appointments cost £200m

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EXTENDED GP EVENING AND WEEKEND OPENING HOURS

Did you know as Rushcliffe patients you will benefit from additional GP appointments? These appointments will be available in the evenings and at weekends.

You will be able to book through your surgery during opening hours for appointments between 6.30pm and 8pm in the evening on weekdays and between 8.30am and 12.30pm at weekends.  If you request one of these appointments, which are outside of usual working hours you will be offered a slot with a Rushcliffe GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at one of three locations across the borough. The location will depend on the day of your appointment.

The additional evening and weekend appointments will be available at:

Castle Healthcare Practice in West Bridgford

East Bridgford Medical Centre

Gamston Medical Practice

Keyworth Medical Practice

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EXTENDED HOURS APPOINTMENTS ARE PREBOOKABLE ONLY BY CONTACTING YOUR OWN GP PRACTICE.

THERE IS NO WALK IN SERVICE OFFERED. IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT ASSISTANCE BEFORE 8AM OR AFTER 6.30PM, PLEASE PHONE 111

 

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