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Face Coverings before you enter the Practice

Face coverings when using NHS services
All patients and visitors to NHS services must wear a face covering at all times.  This includes hospitals, community clinics and GP services.  Evidence has confirmed that face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms.

The government has set out advice for people on how to make their own face coverings easily at home, using scarves or other textile items. These face coverings should cover the mouth and nose, whilst allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandanna that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.

Please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting on a face covering and after taking it off. Please avoid touching your face covering whilst wearing it to avoid transmission of the virus.

 

 

eConsult on the NHS app

 
You can now use the NHS App to submit an eConsult. By using the App your personal information will be automatically filled in, so you don’t need to do this for each eConsult. Find out more and download the NHS App here: www.nhs.uk/app
 
NHS App support
If you need support with the NHS App please reach out to the NHS team. You can contact them here: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/help/

How to submit an eConsultation via the NHS App

 

Covid-19 – Sharing your data (Summary Care Record)

Under the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI).

The relevant COPI notice states that its purpose: “…is to require organisations to process confidential patient information for the purposes set out in Regulation 3(1) of COPI to support the Secretary of State’s response to Covid-19 (Covid-19 Purpose). “Processing” for these purposes is defined in Regulation 3(2) and includes dissemination of confidential patient information to persons and organisations permitted to process confidential patient information under Regulation 3(3) of COPI.”

These changes will be made from Monday 27th April 2020

The COPI notice is currently due to expire on 30th September 2020.

If you would like further information please click the the links below!

https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/covid-19-response/data-and-information-governance/how-data-supporting-covid-19-response/

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/additional-information-in-scr

 

coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We are concerned that patients seeking information on coronavirus are being directed to call 111 rather than use NHS 111 online.  NHS 111 is experiencing very high call volumes.

If you require general information on coronavirus please use this url:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19.

You can also click on the link below mor more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response