Welcome to St Georges Medical Centre
Please take your time to browse our website, where you will find lots of useful information about the practice and the services we offer.
How Information About You Helps to Provide Better Care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS (Health and Social Care Information Centre) to improve the services offered so that the best possible care can be provided for everyone. This information, along with your postcode and NHS Number, but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE
If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet "How information about you helps us to provide better care".
Patient Information Line
The national patient information line went live on 6th January 2014. The five most common questions have been:
Can I change my mind? (FAQ 12)
I can’t get to my practice to object, what should I do? (FAQ 10)
How long have I got to decide if I want to object? (FAQ 11)
What is the secure environment mentioned in the leaflet? (FAQ 3)
Do I have to do anything if I want my information to be used? (FAQ 17)
If you have any questions, you can contact the national patient information line (0300 456 3531) or read the patient FAQs document. Accessible formats including Braille, audio and large print are available from the patient information line. In addition, large print and audio formats are available from the patient website.
There are a number of public misconceptions about how data will be used. These are mostly due to a confusion around the different types of data that will be released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). To make it easier for the public to understand, we are referring to the different types as: red (personal confidential data), amber (pseudonymised) and green (aggregated or anonymised) data. Each “colour" of data is protected by a different suite of privacy safeguards. For an explanation, see this blog by the Chief Data Officer.
For the avoidance of doubt:
Data will not be made available for the purposes of selling or administering any kind of insurance
Data will not be shared or used for marketing purposes (FAQ 23)
NHS England and the HSCIC will not profit from providing data to outside organisations
More information can also be found at www.nhs.uk/caredata
Please click here for a copy of the Care.Data Information Leaflet
Please click here for a copy of the Frequently Asked Questions Information Sheet
Please click here for a copy of the Care.Data Practice Statement Information Sheet
Please click here for a copy of the Care.Data Opt Out Form
-- Dementia Cafe --
Do you have memory problems or are you helping to care for someone who has dementia?
Then why not attend a dementia cafes sponsored by The Alzheimers Society?
Floral Pavilion Café
Marine Promenade, New Brighton, CH45 2JS
11am until 1pm on the following dates:
21 Jan, 18 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr, 20 May, 17 June
(3rd Tuesday of the month)
For more information call:
0151 630 5206 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- NHS Health Checks --
We are now offering health checks to any of our patients aged between 40 and 75 who do not have pre-existing health problems such as diabetes, heart diease or previous strokes as these checks will have already been made.
The health checks involve having a
blood test, checking for high cholesterol and diabetes, and a blood pressure check. Our reception team are actively contacting patients who are eligible, however, if you would like to discuss this further please enquire at reception.
-- Electronic Prescription Service--
The Electronic Prescription Service allows us to send all future prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy.
This will not affect the way that you order / request prescriptions.
This service could be right for you if:
- You have a stable condition
- You don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
- Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time.
If you would like to take advantage of this service and haven’t yet completed a nomination form, select your preferred pharmacy from the collection point list on the online prescription request form (link below) If you pharmacy is not listed below - please enter your nomination in the comments box.**
If you do not wishto use the service, continue to select St. Georges MC as your collection point and you will continue to get paper prescriptions as you do now.
**A full list of pharmacies who are offering electronic prescriptions is listed on NHS Choices Website. You will see ‘Electronic Prescription Service Available here’ next to the name of the pharmacy listed.
**Please note, if you order your prescriptions online we still need 2 full working days to process your request.**
Click here to order your prescription online
We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.
(Site updated 25/02/2014)