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From Monday 19th July it will remain mandatory to wear a face covering at all times while attending the practice. This is to protect patients and staff as the number of Covid cases are still increasing on a daily basis. Please respect us and ensure you wear a face covering and continue to adhere to social distancing rules whilst in the surgery. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.
 Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September.  However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data.  NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt out process which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time::-
  • Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.
 
  • NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.
 
  • The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian. 
This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed.  Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.
 We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.

Our vision and values

We strongly believe in working cohesively in a caring and supportive environment. We strive on supporting people to achieve their full potential through personal development.  

With regards to patients and the way we run our services, we strive to achieve the following 5 Ps: 

Promise to do our best for patients by

Providing the highest standard of care 

Promoting Patient Participation & Patient wellbeing 

Practicing highest standards of hygiene

Protecting patient confidentiality & integrity

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