🥰😊 Surgery Announcements - November 2021 😔😳
Dr Renwick has gone walkabout!
His last day with us was 05-Nov-2021. Here’s to our most favourite Aussie! We will miss him and wish him the very best.
🌟A note regarding the 🦠COVID-19 Booster from our CCG🌟
Dear Roslea Surgery patients,
The 🦠 COVID-19 booster vaccine programme is continuing to be rolled out across the country. A booster dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of
the vaccine and gives you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from 🦠COVID-19.
You'll be offered a booster dose no earlier than 6 months after you had your 2nd dose. The NHS knows who is eligible and will invite you to book your booster vaccination programme when it is your turn. You’ll be able to book an appointment at a vaccination centre of your choice. This could be a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy.
Those currently eligible to receive a booster dose includes:
💉 people aged 50 and over
💉 people who live and work in care homes
💉 frontline health and social care workers
💉 people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from 🦠COVID-19
💉 people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from 🦠COVID-19
💉 people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
People who work for an NHS trust or a care home will usually get their booster dose through their employer – but they can book via the national booking system by self declaring as a member of health and social care staff.
If you or your family member is housebound, a specific arrangements will be made to make sure you receive the booster vaccination at home. It can take longer for the home visiting team to visit everyone on their list so please be patient. There is no
need to contact the practice.
If you have not yet been contacted to book your booster dose then please do not worry. You will be invited to do so as soon as possible. You DO NOT need to contact your local GP or any other NHS service at this stage. The NHS has initially been prioritising boosters for those most at risk, such as care and nursing home residents. Over the coming weeks more and more people, including housebound individuals, will be invited to book an appointment for the booster dose.
In the meantime, if you know you are eligible and would prefer not to wait then you can book an appointment via the national booking system online.
Further information about 🦠COVID-19 vaccines is available at:
🥰😊 Surgery Announcements - September 2021 😔😳
Dr Wilson is our new GP partner!
If you did not already know, she was appointed to the post this past April. When you see her, please congratulate her on her new title!
Dr D. Moore has retired!
Unfortunate for us, but terrific for him! We will miss him and wish him a very happy retirement.
Dr Okoye and Dr Oyekoya are our 2 new GPs!
They both joined our practice during August. Now that they have had some time to settle in, please help us give them a warm welcome!
❕❕❕ From 19-July-2021, All patients should continue to wear Face Masks and practice Social Distancing in healthcare settings ❕❕❕
Accessing your 🦠COVID-19 Vaccination Status
DO NOT contact your GP about your COVID-19 vaccination status - GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, 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 have completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.
📅🏠 Appointments and Home Visits during the pandemic 🏠📅
All patients requesting appointments will be triaged via telephone BEFORE being able to attend the surgery.
In view of the coronavirus, we will need to ask if you are calling the surgery for an appointment or home visit due to respiratory or flu like symptoms. If so, please follow the national guidelines for self-isolating for the appropriate number of days.
💊💊 Repeat Prescription requests
To help avoid the spread of the coronavirus, we ask that patients avoid coming to the surgery unless absolutely necessary.
We no longer accept telephone requests. Please order your repeat prescription online or via our surgery email address at email@example.com and nominate a pharmacy to which we will send your prescription electronically. (ask reception for information)
Should you need to drop off a repeat prescription request at the surgery, you will need to place it in the Prescription Request Box at our front-entry door during opening hours. We will NOT be accepting any prescription requests at the rear-entry door
🧪 Lab Sample drop off 🧪
Please DO NOT place any LAB SAMPLES in the Prescription Request Box.
These will need to be accepted at the BACK-ENTRY DOOR by reception. Thank you for your cooperation
🤧🤢 Sick Note advice from LMC
COVID-19 Sick Note
📂 How we use your Medical Records 📂
Important Information for Patients
This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment. In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill. We share information when the law requires us to do so. (to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe).
📌 You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
📌 You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
📌 You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
📌 You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Our named Data Protection Officer is Mrs Anna-Marie Goth. p: (01772) 310100 and e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take time to read the statement below.
This document details how we as a Practice use your medical records and your rights to access you medical records from 25th May 2018.
Rolsea Surgery GDPR
For a copy of your medical record requests please complete the SAR form below and hand it in to the Reception Team at the surgery.
Subject Access Request Form