Welcome to the website for Shevington Surgery
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
BREAST SCREENING PROGRAMME 2018
Your local breast screening team is working in our area, inviting women aged about 50 – 70 who are registered in this practice for routine breast screening. Invites will be sent between 6th October – 20th November.
A research trial is also being done to help assess the benefits and risks of screening women slightly younger than 50 and older than 70.
For this research, about half the women aged 47-49 and half of those aged 71-73 are also being sent letters inviting them for screening, plus a leaflet giving them information about the trial.
Women invited by the trial for screening at age 71-73 may well be invited again at ages 74-76 and 77-79.
To assess the effects, screening data will be linked to routinely collected health records held by NHS Digital for all women, whether or not they were invited. Names will be removed before researchers analyse the data.
Further information about the trial and data flow, including information about how to opt out of the study, can be found at www.agex.uk
All women aged over 70 can ask to be screened while the screening team is in the area, regardless of the trial. If you want to do this please contact the Breast Screening Unit on: 01942 774752/53 or 01942 774712.
FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2018/2019
This year three types of flu vaccine will be used in the national flu programme.
This will benefit patients by ensuring that they get the most suitable vaccine that gives them the best protection against flu.
- There is one vaccine for people aged 65 and over and practices will receive staged deliveries of this vaccine between September and November.
- There is a vaccine for children aged from 6 months to 2 years and adults aged 18 to under 65 years and practices will receive staged deliveries of this vaccine between September and November.
- There is a nasal flu vaccine for children and young people aged from 2 years to under 18 years. This vaccine will only be available from the end of October so our first appointments for children in this age range will be for Saturday 3rd November.
The vaccines are being sent to practices in planned, staged deliveries nationally which means we have to control our stock levels extremely carefully.
Our flu clinics have been carefully planned in conjunction with our expected delivery dates of the flu vaccines.
All patients in all age groups will be offered vaccination before the expected flu season begins.
THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) - 25TH MAY 2018
This is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25th May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU. A leaflet giving brief details about the changes is attached below. Our full Practice Privacy Notice can be found under the Practice Policies section (number 17) for further information.
National Data Opt-out
The national data opt-out allows a patient to choose that they do not want their confidential patient information to be used for purposes beyond their individual care and treatment, such as planning and research. Further information regarding the data opt-out can be found via www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters. A leaflet is also available from the reception or can be downloaded below.
Your Data Matters leaflet
NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP
Recent changes to the GP contract mean that all patients in England, including children, will benefit from having a named, accountable doctor who will be responsible for coordinating their care. We have allocated all our patients a “Named GP” and if you wish to know who this is please contact the surgery. Should you have a preference as to which GP is your “Named GP” please let us know and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
Although you have been given a “Named GP” this does not prevent you from seeing any of the GP’s at the surgery.
Following our inspection on the 4th November our CQC report is now available on the CQC Website www.cqc.org.uk. Our overall rating is Good but we received an outstanding rating in relation to the Older people population group. There were no negative points raised in our report which is available for you to read in full on the CQC website.
ACCESS TO RECORDS
As from 1st April 2015 patients aged 18 and above will be able to request access to their medical records via Patient Access. In order to have access to your records you will need to complete a registration form with evidence of your ID (one photo ID and one proof of residence) and on receipt of your completed registration form your GP will authorise access to your records if this is felt to be appropriate. If you would like to request access please ask at the reception desk for a registration form and information leaflet.
GP CHOICE - OUT OF AREA REGISTRATIONS
Shevington Surgery will not be accepting any patients who live outside of our practice boundary.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
The Friends and Family Test is a tool to allow patients the opportunity to give feedback on their experiences in General Practice. We now have a Friends and Family Test survey available for completion via the website. Please go to the Have your say section and click on the Friend & Family Survey to give feedback on your experiences of our service. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and will help us to highlight good experiences as well as areas for improvement. Copies of the survey are also available for completion in the surgery should you prefer to complete a paper copy.