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CORONAVIRUS & ONLINE APPOINTMENT ACCESS

Please note due to the Coronavirus outbreak the facility for patients to be able to book on-line appointments has been temporarily suspended until further notice.  This is to allow practice staff to assess each patient before they attend the surgery.  We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


* * CORONAVIRUS UPDATE * *

Coronavirus Update

The NHS in Derbyshire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The risk to the general public is moderate.

Category 1 countries/areas:- Travellers arriving back to the UK from Wuhan and Hubei Province (China), Iran, Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea) or any Italian town currently under containment measures are advised to remain at home or their destination and self isolate, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform them of recent travel.

Category 2 countries/areas:- Travellers arriving back to the UK from Cambodia, China (except the areas referred to in category 1), Hong Kong, Northern Italy (except the areas under containment), Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Republic of Korea (except the areas referred to in category 1), Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are advised that they do not need to undertake any special measures but if they should develop symptoms (cough, fever or shortness of breath) they should immediately:-

• Self isolate, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
• Call NHS 111 to inform them of their recent travel to the country

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY !!!
If you need to speak to your GP please arrange for a consultation to take place over the telephone by contacting the surgery on 01246 277381

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan and Hubei Province (China), Iran, Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea) or any Italian town in containment are currently in isolation.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the GP practice and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport.
• Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at:- 

http://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Aged under 65? Have a chronic disease? Book your Flu Jab now!!

Aged under 65 with a chronic disease?

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Book your Flu Jab now

If you are aged under 65,

have a chronic disease

and usually have an annual flu vaccine please book your appointment with the Practice Nurse to have this done


Getting your medicines if there's a 'no-deal' Brexit

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For more information click HERE


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Help us to keep you and your children safe

Help us to keep you and your children safe

All children must be accompanied and supervised at all times whilst attending the surgery.

Newbold Surgery cannot be held responsible for accidents which happen on site due to lack of parental supervision.

The Car Park is always busy.  We respectfully ask that all patients are extra careful when crossing the Car Park and that Drivers are sure the area is clear prior to pulling in and out. Thank You.


*** MEASLES OUTBREAK ***
 

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Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications.

If you suspect you may have the illness it is best to phone the surgery before you visit us as we may need to make arrangements to help reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others.

For further advice please go to:-

www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles


General Practice Awards - Results!!

A HUGE THANK YOU

to all our patients who voted for us in the

surgery of the year awards.  sadly we did not win

this time but we are happy to announce we came

8th out of 88 nominated practices.

we are absolutely thrilled with this result.

thank you so much for your votes, we really

appreciate them.

Newbold surgery staff & partners


Join us in Our Community Garden & Allotment Project

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The surgery would like to become more involved with our local community and would like to suggest that the green space around the surgery building be used as a community allotment and garden. The allotment could be used by local people for local people. It has been suggested that any fresh produce grown could be ‘sold’ by means of an honesty box and the funds raised put back into the project.

If you are interested in this project or have ideas how the surgery can be more involved with the local community please contact us.


Medication storage for the homeless

Medication storage and management is a huge problem for many homeless people who are at the risk of theft when they are at their most vulnerable. The surgery is in the process of developing a service whereby we provide safe lockage medication storage for people of no fixed abode which will allow them to keep their medications safe and secure here at the surgery. For further information regarding this service please enquire at reception.


**** THANK YOU TO YOU ALL *****

The Partners and Staff at the surgery would like to express huge thanks to all our patients for their patience during the upheaval and disruption during the recent building works. We are now almost finished and back to normal. We look forward to welcoming Dents Chemist when they move into the surgery building (just off the waiting area) later in the year.


Monthly closure afternoons for Practice Learning

Once each month there is usually an afternoon where the practice staff are involved in Practice Learning Initiatives. This includes the doctors, nurses, the practice manager, all administration staff and any GP Specialist Registrars with us at the time. These events usually take place on the afternoon of the second Wednesday in the month. On these days all prescriptions can still be collected as normal after 2pm from next door at John Dents' chemist instead of at the surgery.

The next scheduled surgery training afternoons are as follows:

2020

January 8th

February 12th

March 11th

April 8th

May 13th

June 10th

July 8th

August 12th

September 9th

October 14th

November 11th

December 9th


Your Data Matters to the NHS

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Click HERE for more information

 

 


*IMPORTANT PRESCRIPTION INFO* 

Important Prescription Information

Due to patient safety you will now only be able to

request your repeat prescription 7 days early.

We will always look at exceptional circumstances.

Please let our Reception Team know if this is the case.

Thank you

 


Self-Care & Patient Information Leaflets

Self-Care - Recognise, Treat & Manage

For more information on Self-Care and Patient Information Leaflets

Please Click Here


Parking in the Area

We realise that access to the surgery car park is sometimes restricted, however we ask that you are considerate to our neighbours when parking on the roads surrounding the surgery.  Please remember when leaving your vehicle to check that you have NOT parked overhanging driveways or in a manner that is deemed inconsiderate, unsafe or potentially illegal.

Many thanks for your kind understanding and co-operation.


  ONLINE SERVICES - SIGN UP TODAY!!!

We would like to encourage our patients to sign up for our online services.  Our online services provide a safe, secure and confidential method of contacting the surgery to order repeat medication, book appointments, view medical records and sign up for the surgery newsletter.  Please see how to access this service in the next paragraph or speak to one of our reception staff.

If you would like to use the online system (systmOnline) please sign up at the surgery in order to obtain your username and password. We require 2 forms of ID of which one must be photo ID and the other must contain your address (e.g. passport, driving licence, utility bill, bank statement). You will also be require to sign a disclaimer at the time of application.


A new way to get your medicines and appliances - No Computer Needed

Have your prescription sent straight to the chemist - sign up today!!

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. For more information go to www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or ask at Reception.

How it works:-

If you normally collect your repeat prescriptions from the surgery you will no longer have to visit us to pick up your paper prescription.  Instead, your GP will send it electronically (via the computer system) to the pharmacy or appliance contractor of your choice. You can then pick your medication up straight from the pharmacy or arrange with them to have it delivered to your home.

You will need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called a nomination.  Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or ask in surgery to add your nomination for you. You don't need a computer to do this.


Extended Hours GP appointments Tues/Weds 6.30pm-8.00pm

The surgery offers two late evening GP clinics every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 6.30 pm and 8.00pm (by appointment). 

 


Data Protection 2019 Information for Patients

Newbold Surgery complies with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018.

The New Data Protection Act will come in to force on 25th May 2018.

For further information please click on the links below:-

Data Protection Notice

Privacy Notice For Patients

How We Use Your Information Leaflet


MIG - Medical Interoperability Gateway

What is MIG? MIG stands for Medical Interoperability Gateway and it is a computer system that enables the sharing of specified datasets of patient information between healthcare providers. Patient information via MIG cannot be accessed without consent from patients during their consultations. In an emergency situation if a patient was unable to consent but they are medically at risk if they do not receive treatment, the clinician will access records in order to treat the patient.

The consent model for MIG is based on implicit consent to share and explicit consent to view. Patients can opt out from sharing at any time.

The Records and Information Group (RIG) has issued a directive to all GP practises to share their records to ensure that they are fulfilling the duty of care to their patients.

Patients who previously opted out of Summary Care Record or eDSM will automatically be opted out of MIG.

 Any patients that have questions regarding MIG please

click the link below to access the Derbyshire Health & Social Care

website for further information

https://derbyshirehealthcarerecords.org.uk/ 

 

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