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IMPORTANT - CORONAVIRUS - If you are visiting the practice please wear a face covering. Up to date information (including how to obtain proof of your COVID vaccination status) is available here.  


Flu Vaccinations We are now able to offer flu vaccination appointments. Click here to find out whether you are eligible for a free vaccine or call the practice to book your appointment. If you have a Saturday appointment please download a Flu Form to bring with you. 


Type 1 Opt Out: The way NHS Digital handles some patient data is changing on the 1st of July. You can find more information here. If you want to "opt out" of NHS Digital using your data in this way you must complete this form and return it to us before 23rd June 2021. 


Dr Claire Laband Sadly our GP Dr Claire Laband has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She has been a much loved GP partner at Cheddar Medical Centre for many years, and was already planning to retire later in 2021. She has now had to leave her clinical work abruptly in order to undergo treatment. For those patients who would like to pass on their good wishes to Dr Laband, please send emails to Cheddarmc.chedmed@nhs.net with the subject "Claire Laband Retirement". We will ensure these good wishes are passed on to her.


Sexual Health - Free chlamydia and HIV testing is available from: www.freetest.me/landing/swish 


 CQC Inspection 2019We are delighted to announce that we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in October and have been graded as "Good" full details of the inspection report can be found here.


Prescription Requests - From 1st September 2019 there will be changes to the way we handle some prescription requests. Please see our Repeat Prescriptions page for more information. 


HSCIC Care.data

HSCIC

In some circumstances, healthcare staff share information about your treatment and care to help us improve the care we provide.  The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules.  We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

Sharing information can help improve understanding, locally and nationally, of the most important health needs and the quality of the treatment and care provided by local health services.  HSCIC will only ask for the minimum amount of information needed to help us improve patient care and the services we provide.

Reports that they publish will never identify a particular person.

Do you have a choice?
Yes.  If you do not want information that identifies you from being shared outside your practice, let us know by printing the patient leaflet.  Return the completed form to us, so we can make a note of this in your medical record.  (If you do not have access to a printer, leaflets can be obtained from reception).

This will prevent your confidential information being used other than where necessary by law (for example, if there is a public health emergency).

Do you need to do anything?
If you are happy for your information to be shared to help improve services, you do not need to do anything.

Where can you get more information?
You can download a patient leaflet or visit this website.

NB: Please note this is a different sharing agreement to the Summary Care Record launched several years ago.  You can find more information about SCR's by clicking here .



 
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