OUR PHONE SYSTEM IS NOW BACK ONLINE.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2018
WE APOLOGISE, BUT DUE TO THE CLOCKS CHANGING OVER THE WEEKEND, THIS HAS AFFECTED OUR PHONE SYSTEM AND WE ARE UNABLE TO CURRENTLY RECEIVE OR MAKE CALLS.
THE PHONE COMPANY ARE WORKING ON THE ISSUE AND WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CALLS AGAIN SOON.
IF YOU NEED MEDICAL ADVICE YOU CAN COME IN TO RECEPTION OR YOU CAN RING 111.
WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS SOON AS WE KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER AND SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER
8.30AM - 12.00PM
(No appointment needed)
If you are over 65 or 18-65 in the at risk group please attend one of the clinics
If you are unable to attend any of these dates please book an appointment at the surgery.
Children aged 2 - 4 years and 10 - 18 years in the at risk group have had letters sent out to all parent/carers explaining to book an appointment at the surgery.
Child fluenz and 10 - 18 years at risk will not be issued on the Saturday clinics.
Change in Opening Times
From 1st October 2018
Lime Grove Medical Centre will be changing their opening hours. Our new opening times will be
Monday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm
We are also pleased to announce that as part of these changes we will be taking part in the NHS Extended Access to GP Services and are therefore able to offer appointments every Thursday evening until 8pm, plus additional evening appointments on Friday evenings, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings.
To help support these changes we will no longer be booking appointments at the Reception desk before 8am. Please do not attend the surgery to book an appointment before 8am.
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How we use your medical records
Important information for patients
This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality according to the following Articles in the new GDPR Regulations:
Article 6(1)(c) “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.” And
Article 9(2)(h) ‘necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services...”
We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, 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. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights
For more information ask at reception for our latest Privacy Notice OR access the website home page and at the bottom click the option GDPR
BREAST CANCER SCREENING
Info for women aged 70-79
You may not have received a screening invitation
Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. This is because some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.
The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every 3 years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th and 71st birthdays.
Most women can be reassured that they will have received their final invitation but there are some women, now aged 70 to 79, who have missed an invitation due to a problem that dates back to 2009.
All affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further information.
A helpline is also available: 0800 169 2692.
How do I know if I did not receive my final screening invitation?
All women affected who are registered with a GP will be informed by letter from Public Health England (PHE) by the end of May 2018.
Women affected aged up to their 72nd birthday will receive a letter inviting them for a catch-up screen.
Women aged 72 to 79 will receive a letter providing clear information on what to do next if they want to have a screen.
These women, aged 72 to 79, will be asked to contact the helpline on 0800 169 2692 (set up to support women about this issue) who will liaise with the local Breast Screening Service to arrange an appointment and invitation letter on their behalf.
Women, aged 70 to 79, currently registered with a GP, who do not receive a letter from PHE can be assured they are not affected and do not need a catch-up screen.
However, if you are not currently registered with a GP and believe you did not receive an invitation for a screen sometime between your 68th and 71st birthday, then we advise that you contact the helpline on 0800 169 2692.
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