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WELCOME TO DAYBROOK MEDICAL PRACTICE 

General Practice Data for Planning and 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 July 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 23 June 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 1 Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data)

NHSD will not collect data from GP practices about patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out with their practice. More information about Type 1 Opt-outs is in the GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice, including a form that you can complete and send to your GP practice.

This collection will start on 1 July 2021 so 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 23 June 2021.

If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after this collection has started, no more of your data will be shared with NHSD. They will however still hold the patient data which was shared before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out.

National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data with other organizations)

NHSD will collect data from GP medical records about patients who have registered a National Data Opt-out. The National Data Opt-out applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information.

NHS Digital won’t share any confidential patient information about you - this includes GP data, or other information, such as hospital data - with other organisations, unless there is an exemption to this.

To find out more information and how to register a National Data Opt-Out, please read NHSD GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice.

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Dear Patients 

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It can also be shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.

If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

You may also wish to register a National Data Opt-out which is not done at GP practice level; for this, you must contact NHS Digital - more information about the National Data Opt-out is here: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

 

You can use this form to:

  • register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out)
  • withdraw an existing Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) if you have changed your preference (Opt-in)

This decision will not affect individual care and you can change your choice at any time, using this form. This form, once completed, should be sent to your GP practice by email or post.

Please see information regarding General Practice from the Local Medical Committee

Understanding General Practice, Michael Wright

Following negative and damaging coverage about general practice in the media, our Chief Executive Michael Wright, has produced a video to help patients understand some of the unique challenges that practices face daily. You can access the video from the link. if you wish to share it on your social platforms to help raise awareness and understanding amongst your patient populations.

Understanding General Practice

 Demonstrating Covid Vaccination status

Please see the link for the government guidance. You can access your status through the free NHS APP or If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

COVID-19 VACCINATION

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.

 

In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.

 

In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care homes residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.

 

We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.

 

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website 

Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Current Booking Links 

Age specific cohorts

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19vpatient.php

Security:

  1. Age cut off applied

 

Clincally Extremely Vulnerable

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19v-clinv.php

Security:

  1. Must take Invitation to Book or Sheilding letter to appointment or will be turned away

 

Frontline Workers

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19v-frontlinehsc.php

Security:

  1. Disclaimer on booking to confirm they are a frontline Health or Social Care worker
  2. Must show ID on arrival if requested. This could be staff badge, payslip, contract of employment or eligibility letter (provided by Programme)

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Flu vaccination clinics are available to book online.

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Appointment Update  from November 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our appointments are currently being triaged and conducted over the telephone or via video link where necessary.  Please call at 8am for these appointments, once the appointments are full you will need to call the next day unless it’s urgent and this will assessed by the clinical team.

 We are not booking routine face to face appointments currently you will need to have a telephone assessment first. Please do not come down to the surgery. We appreciate the telephone is very busy but we do try and answer your call as quickly as we can.

We are offering some nurse appointments in line with national guidance

We are offering telephone consultations for Asthma and COPD review to ensure we can continue to prescribe your medication

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How has COVID-19 impacted your health and wellbeing? What has been helpful and what has not been helpful for your mental health?

Researchers from a collaboration group are asking people to complete a short questionnaire to help better understand how the coronavirus is affecting us all and its impact on our day to day lifestyle. We hope to find out what is helpful for people during this time and also what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing. This is the second phase of recruitment. If you took part in the first phase of the study, you are still able to take part in this second phase, conversely if you did not take part in first phase; you are still able to take part in this second phase

Can you spare 15 minutes to help? Click on the link to the questionnaire for more information:

https://southernhealthnhs.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8H6lIPRGKm4kp93

 

 

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Flu vaccination for 50 - 64 year olds

It is more important than ever this year to protect yourself against the flu virus. All 50- 64 year olds are now entitled to a free flu vaccination. Once we have available vaccine in stock, we will text patients and make an announcement on here that you are able to book. Please don't call the practice until we advise you the vaccine is available.

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Prescription Ordering

Please note the method to order prescriptions online has changed , see online services. You will need a user name and password to order please contact reception after 11am to arrange .

This is more secure and confidential method.

Alternatively  you can contact your usual chemist and they will request for you.

FLU INFORMATION UPDATE 19TH AUGUST 2020 FROM NHS ENGLAND

This is a generic communication that has been issued for the general population

 

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

 

Many thanks

NHS England

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IT IS NOT OUR POLICY TO
PROVIDE COVID- 19
FIT TO FLY AIRLINE LETTERS
On 4th July UK travel advice changed with exemptions for travelling to

certain countries and territories that no longer pose a high risk for British travellers The government website provides guidance for those planning to travel abroad.
www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
As your GP practice, it is not our policy to issue COVID-19 certificates for
international travel purposes.

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IF YOU HAVE A LONG TERM CONDITION PLEASE SEE BELOW LINK TO HELP YOU INCREASE YOUR ACTIVITY ;

https://weareundefeatable.co.uk/

You can also stay updated with our new Facebook page : Daybrook Medical Practice.

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Please see the link for information on GP appointments and how practices are running 17/06/2020

https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/gp-appointment-guidance

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Face Mask Update 24th July 2020

Following the government guidelines, anyone attending an appointment at Daybrook needs to wear a face covering. This includes a scarf, bandana or suitably homemade mask.

 

IT IS NOT OUR POLICY TO PROVIDE FACE MASK

EXEMPTION LETTERS

From 24 July 2020, individuals will be required to wear a face mask in

various public settings in accordance with recent government

guidance, or face a fine of £100. The government website lists

legitimate reasons for not wearing face masks, find out more at

www.gov.uk.

As your GP practice, it is not our policy to issue letters of

exemption to wear face masks. Government guidance suggests

that there is no requirement for an individual to produce evidence

of exemption.

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Coronavirus updated 25th March 2020

  

Changes to online booking:

 To mitigate any risk that potentially infected patients book appointments online and attend the practice when they should be receiving advice to self-isolate or go through testing, all practices are now being advised to change face-to-face appointments booked online to triage appointments via telephone or video. You can read more on the NHS England website:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/

 

Due to high call volumes you can access information from NHS 111 online

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. 

These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

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