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Temporary changes to the Practice – from Monday 6 April 2020 


As you are aware the NHS is currently dealing with the Coronovirus pandemic and in order to help us to help you, the practice needs to make some temporary changes to continue to provide healthcare and advice when you and your family need it most.


From Monday 6 April, you will NOT be able to walk into this practice any longer.


Should you need to speak to your practice, you will need to call the practice 0121 554 1812


If you have a medical problem you will be assessed by a GP/Practice Nurse over the telephone.


If they decide you need to be examined they will make a face to face appointment for you.


The NHS is limiting Face-to-Face consultations due to Covid-19.


It is important that we all do our bit to support the NHS locally as it continues to see and treat you, your family and friends.




Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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