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General Practice Data for Research and Planning (GPDPR)

Dear Globe Town Patients

You may (or may not) be aware that the current data extraction that takes place from our GP system is going to be replaced with a new system called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) under legal legislation (General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) – NHS Digital). 

The BMA has today called for the Government to delay the first collection by NHS Digital’s new patient data extraction system, to allow practices and patients to gain a better understanding of what the programme entails, and give those patients who wish to opt-out the time to do so.

More details on how patients can opt-out are here.

The full BMA press statement is here.

At Globe Town Surgery we feel that as a practice we have not adequately informed our patients due to not being fully informed ourselves or supported in terms of what to expect and what and how we need to inform our patient of how such changes may affect them. 

Therefore Globe Town Surgery would like to reassure our patients that we take your privacy and confidentiality very seriously and inform you that we will not be switching this on until we have given you enough time to consider the changes and opt out if you decide to do so.


Covid-19 vaccines 

We urge everyone aged 40 and above who has not yet had their first vaccine to book on the national booking system or wait to get a text or letter to book at alternative sites. Anyone over 60 or who is clinical vulnerable (moderate risk) can book on the national site or call their GP. 

If you have had your first vaccine, please make sure you have the second vaccine to ensure maximum protection. If you don’t hear about your second vaccination and it is more than 77 days since your first vaccine, there’s information on how to get your second dose. 

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination information for frontline health and social care staff and carers at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk) 

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Introduction Of Our New Total Triage System

We have introduced a Total Triage system to improve the way patients access the practice online, improve how we deal with rising demand and minimise the number of people coming into practice. We ask all patients requiring medical advice to complete an online form outlining their medical need and a GP then reviews all requests for medical advice and deals with them appropriately and in line with medical urgency. 

This service is available Monday to Friday but closed at weekends. If you need advice at the weekend please visit NHS 111 online.

The online form can be found here , by clicking the blue econsult banner below or you can complete it via the NHS app. If you cannot use online access don't worry, our reception team will help you complete this form. Please note that if you do complete a form we may phone you so please be ready to take a call to save our team from having to make call backs. We will try calling twice but after that we have to request that you get back in touch with us.

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What is eConsult?

Due to increased demand for eConsultation, we have temporaily suspended our eConsult service as we have reached our capacity. This will re-open 8am on Monday. We continue to have a GP on call so if your concern is urgent, please call our surgery to speak to our team. Alternatively you can call NHS 111.

based GP practices to offer online consultations to their patients. This allows patients to submit their symptoms or requests to their own GP electronically and offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker.

eConsult is the most widely used digital triage tool in NHS primary care, built by NHS GPs for NHS patients, designed to enhance patient access, improve practice efficiencies and signpost patients to the right place at the right time for their care. Live in 3125 NHS practices, eConsult gives millions of patients access to their own GP online.

Please Note: Online Consultations will be switched off every day from 6:30PM until 8:00AM the following working day and from Friday 6:30PM until midnight Monday for the Weekend. The same will also apply for bank holidays were it will be switched off at 6:30PM the last working day before the bank holiday and switched back on the midnight before the next working day.  
If you have any medical concerns over the weekend/Bank Holiday please seek help from your local pharmacy or NHS 111 Online https://111.nhs.uk/. As qualified healthcare professionals, Pharmacists can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains."

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Face covering and social distancing measures remain in place at the surgery

Dear Patients,

Mask wearing will become optional in many settings in England from the 19th of July 2021 as per the government guidelines but we must stress however that the same guidance suggests caution and recommends ongoing wearing of masks in closed spaces, small areas and where vulnerable people will be present.  

For the NHS, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all NHS staff and visitors. That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when at the surgery as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment. This is to minimise disruption to our services and ensure those most vulnerable are still protected when accessing care.

Many Thanks for your understanding and support

Globe Town Surgery

Registration

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are limiting access to the Surgery. If you would like to register with us please click on the link below and complete your registration online.

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Your Good Health

Access to a wide range of healthcare services is a key element of a good local practice. We don’t just want to see you when you’re ill, we want to make sure you stay healthy too. Check out how we can cover both bases with our clinics and services.

Our professional team will ensure you receive the best attention at all times whether you’re attending a specialist clinic or a routine appointment. If you are new to the area registration is easy and comes with the comfort of discretion and confidentiality assured.

Student Health Service

For Queen Mary University of London students. Please follow this link for information regarding the Student Health Service.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The latest information on Coronavirus infection can be found on 

nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

These are the main symptoms of coronavirus

A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 

You can't cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worst contact NHS 111

 

Prescription request during the Coronavirus outbreak

 

Minimising non-urgent visits to the practice- Wherever possible we are asking patients to order their repeat medicine using the NHS App which can be downloaded here. Please also nominate a pharmacy to receive your prescription electronically instead of coming to the reception to collect. For patients who are unable to order online we have a request a box in the entrance to the surgery.

 

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(Site updated 24/09/2021)
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