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SHORTAGE OF BLOOD TAKING EQUIPMENT

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

FACE MASKS.

While certain COVID-19 restrictions are set to ease from the 19th of July as a health provider we politely ask that all patient attending St. Vincent Medical Centre or Hollybush Health Centre continue to wear face covering until further notice.  This is to ensure that we are taking every possible precaution to protect our patients and team members.

We would like to update you on how are services are running here at the surgery.

For the foreseeable future, many GP appointments will continue to be carried out over the phone through e-consultation or video consultation, if there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice you WILL be booked a face to face appointment.  We have also begun to introduce routine face to face appointments to our rotas.  You will be asked which appointment you would prefer when you call the surgery.

The Nursing Team are working hard to ensure their service is running as normally as possible.

Covid vaccines are now available to everybody over 18, all patients will be contacted in due course.

If you have an appointment to come into the surgery please:

Attend alone

Wear a face covering

Come as close to your appointment time as possible

DO NOT attend if you have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19

We appreciate that the telephone lines can be busy, we are working as hard as possible to keep any delay to a minimum, alternatively please email non-urgent queries to donccg.77thorneroadreception@nhs.net

Face Coverings 

We are beginning to increase the patients coming to the Practice, if you are attend we ask that you wear a face covering that covers your mouth and nose ,such as multi layered scarf, if you do not have a mask. This is to protect both you and our staff. Please bear with the staff when attending, they are doing their very best to keep both you and us as safe as possible.

 

Face coverings do NOT replace social distancing. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, and/or high temperature, and/or loss of, or change in your normal sense of smell or taste – anosmia), do NOT attend the surgery, you and your household must isolate at home: wearing a face covering does NOT change this. You should arrange to have a test for COVID-19 via gov.uk or calling 119.

How We Use Your Information

The practice keeps data on you relating to who you are, where you live, what you do, your family, possibly your friends, your employers, your habits, your problems and diagnoses the reasons you seek help, your appointments, where you are seen, when you are seen and by who, referrals to specialists and other healthcare providers, tests carried out here and in other places, investigations and scans, treatments and outcomes, treatments history, observations and opinions of other healthcare workers.

When registering for NHS care, all patients are registered on a national datatbase, held by NHS Digital.

Your consent to this sharing of data, within the practice and with those others outside the practice is assumed and is allowed by law.

Our Fair Process Notice can be found here: Fair Process Notice

Our Privacy Notices can be found here:-

General Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice - Covid - 19

Privacy Notice - National Screening Programmes

Privacy Notice - CQC

Privacy Notice - Payments

Privacy Notice - NHS Digital

Privacy Notice - Public Health

Privacy Notice - Safeguarding

Privacy Notice - Risk Stratification

Privacy Notice - Emergencies

Privacy Notice - SCR

An information leaflet can be found here: How we use your information patient leaflet

Leaflets are also available from reception.

If you disagree to the sharing of your data for any purpose, please let us know.

The Integrated Doncaster Care Record Is Now Live.

It’s an electronic record which allows health and care professionals in Doncaster to quickly and securely access medical information about you while they are caring for you.

When you come into contact with health and social care services in Doncaster, staff will ask you for permission to view your Integrated Doncaster Care Record.

You can:

  • give your consent for a professional to see your record every time you come into contact with care services; or
  • give on-going consent to anyone involved in your care so you don’t have to be asked again.

If you choose to opt out of sharing your record, information about you will not be available via the integrated Doncaster Care Record (IDCR)

We have produced an information leaflet to help you understand the importance and value of the IDCR to you and the people who care for you. Please click on the following link to download it:  All about the Integrated Doncaster Care Record

The leaflet is also available in other languages and can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
Kurdish
Latvian
Polish
Punjabi
Slovak

Please click here for the Doncaster CCG iDCR Privacy Policy Doncaster CCG iDCR Privacy notice



 
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