Your Data Matters to the NHS
In May 2018 the strict rules about how data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used. You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
To find out more visit: nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
Flu Vaccinations still available
You are eligible for a flu vaccine if you are 65 years of age or over, are pregnant, have certain long-term medical conditions, are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility or receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
For further information on the vaccine or to see if you meet the criteria,
please visit the NHS website
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will either take place at this practice or at another NHS setting nearby. Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
Isle of Wight Advanced Access Information - please click for more information
July 2018 NHS England GP Patient Survey results
CQC - we are pleased to announce that following a recent inspection in May 2018 that we have been awarded a 'Good' rating once again.
Dementia Alliance Summer 2018 Newsletter
This newsletter has been developed in partnership by a number of organisations so they can bring together in one place news and information along with details of local support groups and events.
The newsletter, which is published every three months, includes a calendar showing the location, days/dates and times of all the regular support groups available, which we hope you will find helpful.
Welcome to Sarah Horne
We would like to welcome our new advanced nurse practitioner to our team, Sarah Horne.
Like our existing ANP Sister Richards, she is able to treat and prescribe for a number of conditions. Our reception staff will ask you a couple of questions when you try to book an appointment, this is purely to help us direct you to the right person. Sarah will be at the surgery on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) CHIE is a secure system which shares health and social care information from GP surgeries (including our own practice), hospitals, community and mental health, social services and others. It helps professionals across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and surrounding areas provide safer and faster treatment for you and your family. We feel the many benefits include: • Help in ensuring that you only have to tell your story once • Reducing delays to your treatment – such as the need to reduce blood tests • Making sure the GPs, nurses and others involved in your care know about your medical history. To protect your privacy and confidentiality, only health and social care professionals who are involved in your care are allowed access to your record and can identify you from it. Your information is also used to improve future care for you, your family and for other patients. This helps plan NHS services and supports medical research. To keep your information safe it is moved to a separate database called ‘Care and Health Information Analytics’ (CHIA) and changed so that it cannot be used to identify you. People who analyse data on CHIA do not have access to CHIE, so cannot identify you.
You have the right to opt out of having your data on CHIE for your care or CHIA for health planning and research. If you want to do this, please speak to your practice or contact the CHIE team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0300 123 1519. You can also visit www.CHIE.org.uk for further information
National Diabetes Audit:
helping to reduce diabetes and improve diabetes care
This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about people at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
If you have diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes, your GP practice will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
For further information about how your data is used, please see the NDA patient information leaflet.
Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to reducing diabetes and improving care for people with diabetes.
If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse. This will not affect your care.
More information is available, please click this link for a patient information leaflet
NDA Patient leaflet
Shingles vaccination who’s eligible?
Aged years 70?
Plus anyone in their 70s who was born after 1 September 1942 and has not yet had the vaccine.
Aged years 78 ?
Plus anyone aged 79 years old who has missed out on the vaccine.
Protect yourself from the pain of shingles – speak to your GP surgery about having your vaccine today!
If the answer is yes, you may be entitled to a Shingles vaccination. This vaccination is only needed once so if you had it previously, you will not need to have it again. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the nurse.
If your child was born on or after the 1st August 2017, there is a new childhood immunisation schedule that they will follow. You will be sent one of these when you are invited in for your 8 week baby check but please click on the link to download a copy now.
Child hood Imms booklet
Isle Find It - website directory of services.