General Practice Data for Planning and Research
The way data is collected from GP systems is being replaced.
This collection is called GP Data for Planning and Research and its purpose is to support the data needs of the health and social care system including policy development, public health, planning and commissioning of services and research. This new collection is designed to reduce the number of requests for access to data received by general practice.
Please watch this short video to find out more.
More detailed information can be found via NHS Digital, including the process of how you can opt out. Data collection will start on 1 July 2021, if you do not want your data shared with NHS Digital, you need to register this by 23 June 2021. Please complete this form and return to us. Type1OptOutForm-1-1
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING YOUR COVID VACCINATION
When you are eligible for your COVID vaccination you will receive a text message with a link to invite you to book your vaccination. Please be assured that this message is a genuine message from the practice. You will also receive this text to book in for your second dose.
Your text message will look like this:
- Dear Mrs TEST,
- You have been invited to book your COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Please click the link to book your vaccination times: accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk/r/gjdnfhfrtf
If you do not have a registered telephone number the practice will contact you via letter to invite you to book your vaccination.
CERTIFICATION OF COVID VACCINATION
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS App. The NHS App can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Find out more About the NHS App – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Alternatively, 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, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
What is the advice to patients and the public?
The latest information on coronavirus and advice to the public can be found on:
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR PATIENTS
IF YOU ARE UNWELL OR HAVE AN ONGOING MEDICAL PROBLEM PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
YOU WILL BE OFFERED A TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT WITH A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL AND INVITED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY WHERE APPROPRIATE.
We are offering online consultations and telephone consultations. These can be convenient and flexible ways to receive healthcare. Where patients need to be seen by a health professional face-to-face, this will be arranged. If you have a preference about how to access care you can discuss it with the practice clinician when you are triaged.
(Following triage if you are invited to attend the surgery please attend on your own and wear a facial covering. The healthcare professionals you have an appointment with will be wearing PPE)
We are only able to prescribe 28 days medication at a time. We are unable to accept any paper from patients. Prescription requests will need to be via patient access or via telephone if you do not have access to the internet.
Anyone that requires a fit note for self-isolation can access this via https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ .The practice is unable to issue fit notes for social distancing, please discuss this with your employer.
We thank you all for your co-operation during this difficult time.
How to get healthcare during the coronavirus outbreak:
Guidance for parents during Coronavirus:
Recognising heart attacks, strokes and heart failure during the coronavirus pandemic:
Advice in pregnancy during the coronavirus pandemic:
Our Practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the Practice Team with other health and social care workers in the community.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
This website is aimed at providing you with the important information about our practice, our services and our staff in addition to some other useful information and tools available for you to use. Please have a look around and send us any comments or suggestions if you like. We can use your comments and ideas to improve our online services and develop the content of this site accordingly.
A “healthy lifestyle” is what we recommend:
Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg
Keep alcohol intake within recommended limits
From April 2015 all practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. If you don’t know who your named GP is please contact the surgery and the receptionist will be more than happy to inform you.
“We would like the views of people aged 18+ who look after someone unpaid who may be sick, have a physical or learning disability, mental ill health, frailty, or a drug or alcohol problem. This may be a child, partner, parent or other family member, friend or neighbour. You may be providing care to them on a daily basis or caring from a distance. Whatever your circumstances we want to hear about the things that are working well for you and the things that aren’t, so that we can plan for what you need to help you care well and look after your own physical & emotional health and wellbeing. The information you give us is anonymous and will only be used for the purpose of developing a new Carers Strategy for South Tyneside. If you would like further information, advice and support about your caring role, please contact South Tyneside Adult Carers Service (STACS) on 0191 4061531 or South Tyneside Council on 0191 4246000. We will publish the results of our survey during March on the Council’s website at: www.southtyneside.gov.uk Thank you”.
“Are you aged between 5-24 years, live in South Tyneside and helping to look after someone who is sick, disabled, has a mental health condition or has a drug or alcohol problem? If yes, please help us to help you! This survey is anonymous and will only be used for the purpose of developing future support for young carers. If you would like further information, advice or support about your caring role, please contact our Young Carers Support Service on Tel No: 0191 4661389. We will publish the results of this survey during March on the Council’s website at www.southtyneside.gov.uk”.