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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CORONAVIRUS 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public 

If you suspect you have Coronavirus DO NOT visit the Surgery as advised call NHS 111

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

In Scotland phone your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours. If you are in Northern Ireland, call 0300 200 7885.

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

  • China
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Macau

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

In Scotland phone your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours. If you are in Northern Ireland, call 0300 200 7885.

Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are minor.

Have you downloaded the myGP App on your smartphone?

What is myGP?

myGP is an essential healthcare app for patients. It provides fast, easy and convenient access to healthcare from your smartphone

Key features & benefits:

  • Book and cancel appointments on line
  • Order medication
  • Create alerts to help you to remember to take your medication at the right time
  • Easy access to useful NHS services such as organ donation, e-referrals and a pharmacy finder

Confidentiality

laptop_and_chainAll patient infomation is considered to be confidential and we comply fully with the Data Protection Act and Information Governance. All employees have access to this information in relation to their role. To ensure all employees understand their responsibilities they will each sign a confidentiality agreement.

It is our legal duty to keep information about you confidential. Our guiding principle is that we are holding your records in strict confidence.

We have a duty to

  • Maintain full & accurate records of the care we provide to you
  • Keep records about your confidential, secure & accurate
  • Provide information in a format that is accessible to you
  • Information may be shared, in confidence, with other NHS organisation in the interests of patient care.

We will not share information that identifies you for any reason, unless

  • You ask us to do so
  • We ask you for specific permision
  • We have to do this by law
  • We have special permission because the interest of the public are thought to be of greater importance than your confidentiality

For further more in depth information about how we handle your personal data and your rights, please click on the following links for full information leaflets for you to download and print.

How we use your Health Records

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 
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