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COVID PRESS RELEASE – 16.7.2021

Local people urged to follow ‘hands, face, space’ in GP practices to keep patients and staff safe

Patients and visitors to GP practices across Suffolk and north east Essex are being reminded they must continue to wear face coverings and observe social distancing rules from 19 July when lockdown rules ease.

Health and care leaders say while restrictions are being eased in some public places, strict infection control measures need to be followed in healthcare settings.  This will reduce the risk of vulnerable people from becoming infected and help prevent Covid outbreaks that could result in the temporary closure of a surgery.

Using your Health Data for Planning and Research

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.

It can also help research organisations to explore new treatments or make discoveries.

You can decide that you do not want your information to be used in this way.

There are two main options;

Option 1: Opting out of the GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDDR) Formally known as GPES.

This means you don't want your data to be extracted from your GP clinical system and used for Planning and Research Purposes. You can opt out at any time but opting out before the end of June 2021 will mean your data is not extracted by the new process. Opting out after that date will mean that no further extractions will occur. Find out more.

Option 2: Opting out of NHS Digital using or sharing your health data (held by any provider, not just your GP), for Planning and Research purposes.

You can opt out at any time.  Find out more. 

Other materials and materials in other languages are available here

How do I Opt Out?

To opt out of your data leaving the GP Practice for Research and Planning (Type 1), just contact your GP practice by phone, email or post and let us know.

To opt out of your health data being used or shared by NHS Digital (Type 2), you can;

Call

The phone number is 0300 303 5678 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

Write

National Data Opt Out
Contact Centre
NHS Digital
HM Government
7 and 8 Wellington Place
Leeds
LS1 4AP

Email

enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

Online

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/ 


Are you curious or concerned about yours or a loved ones memory?

The practice has a Sue Ryder Community Navigator who visits every Friday morning to offer practical information and support for patients or their carers.

If you would like to see the Navigator or would like more information please ask at reception.


Prescription Delivery Service

We offer a prescription delivery service from the Stanton surgery for all registered patients. We are able to deliver to collection points at the post office in Hopton, Barningham and Garboldisham, or to your home. If you would like more information regarding this service our Dispensary staff will be able to advise you - 01359 253701


Improvements to our online access facility

Check out the Online Services section for details!

 


Vacancies at the practice can be found HERE


STATEMENT OF INTENT

Our Practice is committed to develop the delivery of better care to our patients utilising the Information Technology developed through and under the direction of NHS England. We currently use Summary Care Record, GP2GP Transfer and Patient Access Online for appointments, repeat medication requests and viewable summary care record. The Practice is committed to include detailed coded information as part of the Patient Access Online facility by 31st March 2016.

 


Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005. The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

FOI replaced the Open Government Code of Practice, which has been in operation since 1994.

Data Protection and FOI – how do the two interact?

The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. It provides living individuals with a right of access to personal information held about them. The right applies to all information held in computerised form and also to non-computerised information held in filing systems structured so that specific information about particular individuals can retrieved readily.

Individuals already have the right to access information about themselves (personal data), which is held on computer and in some paper files under the Data Protection Act 1998.

The right also applies to those archives that meet these criteria. However, the right is subject to exemptions, which will affect whether information is provided. Requests will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

The Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act are the responsibility of the Lord Chancellor’s Department. A few of its strategic objectives being:

  • To improve people’s knowledge and understanding of their rights and responsibilities
  • Seeking to encourage an increase in openness in the public sector
  • Monitoring the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information
  • Developing a data protection policy which properly balances personal information privacy with the need for public and private organisations to process personal information

The Data Protection Act does not give third parties rights of access to personal information for research purposes.

The FOI Act does not give individuals access to their personal information, though if a request is made, the Data Protection Act gives the individual this right. If the individual chooses to make this information public it could be used alongside non-personal information gained by the public under the terms of the FOI Act.

FOI Publication Scheme

 
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