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CORONAVIRUS - More information can be found (right hand column; COVID-19 Information)


We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high risk groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Further publication is due Monday and the Government will be writing affected patients. The current guidance for protecting extremely clinically vulnerable groups is available here and is a useful link to send to patients. The GP’s at the surgery have no additional information about and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.


For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a Practice we are very sorry, but the decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. It’s not something that we can help with. We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide the best course of action.

Freedom of Information

All information at Burney Street Practice General Practice is held, retained and destroyed in accordance with NHS guidelines.

Our commitment to publish information excludes any information which can be legitimately withheld under the exemptions set out in the NHS Openness Code or Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Where individual Classes are subject to exemptions, the main reasons are e.g. the protection of commercial interests and confidential personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998. This applies to all Classes within the Publication Scheme.

 

The information on this Scheme is grouped into 7 broad categories:

 

1. Who we are

Details of the practice, organisational structures, key personnel and how we fit into the NHS

 

2. Our Services

The range of services we provide under contract to the NHS

 

3. Financial and funding information

Funding details and charging policies

 

4. Regular publications and information for the public

Guidance and information leaflets

 

5. Complaints

Policies, procedures and contacts for complaints

 

 

6. Our policies and procedures

General policies and procedures in use within the practice. These include, but are not restricted to, data protection, prescribing and prescription, health and safety

 

7. This Publication Scheme

In this class we will publish any changes we make to this Publication Scheme, the criteria on which our information management policies are made and a referral point for all enquires regarding information management generally in the Trust. We will also publish any proposed changes or additions to publications already available.

 

 

 

 



 
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