The Shrubbery and Riverview Park Surgery
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We are always happy to hear from patients to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. To help us with this, we are delighted to have established a Patient Participation Group (PPG). For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next meeting will be on 3rd October 2019 at the Community room in Asda Gravesend at 6pm. All patients welcome.
The Summary care record is an electronic summary of basic information such as allergies and regular medicines so that in an emergency, doctors and nurses who have secure access can make the best care decisions for patients.
Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on a central NHS databases.
With the new system, people who are treating you will be able to access those parts of your record that they are allowed to see whenever they need it to provide you with care.
A record of everyone who looks at your summary care record is kept. Notification will be sent to a nominated member of staff if your record is accessed in an unexpected setting, for example if a clinician who doesn’t usually treat you accesses your information. If it is found that access was unreasonable, we will let you know.
What do I need to do?
If you are happy to have a summary care record, you do not need to do anything. If you would like to opt out please complete a opt out form at the Shrubbery or Riverview Park Surgeries Reception.
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
The NHS uses this information to plan and improve services for all patients. They would like to link this information from all the different places where you receive care such as your GP surgery, hospital and community service to help them provide a full picture. As a result the care you received in one area can be compared against the care you received in another, so what has worked best can be seen.
Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.
How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have made.
For more information please pick up a leaflet from the surgery or go to the website at www.nhs.uk/caredata
We were inspected by the Care Quality Commision and the report can be found here. However, we have made improvements required by the CQC as summarised in the following document.
Whooping Cough Vaccinations will be offered to Pregnant Patients who are 28 – 38 weeks pregnant.
In the UK, all pregnant women are now to be offered vaccination against whooping cough when they are 28-38 weeks pregnant. Getting vaccinated while you are pregnant could help to protect your baby from developing whooping cough in its first few weeks of life. Children are vaccinated against whooping cough at two, three and four months of age, and again before starting school at about three years and four months of age.
Although the number of cases of whooping cough has fallen dramatically since vaccination began, it is still possible for children to get the infection, so having the vaccination is vital.
The more people vaccinated against whooping cough the less chance there is of them passing on the infection to a young baby in which it could cause serious, and possible fatal, complications.
The effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccination may fade over time meaning it is possible to develop the condition during adulthood if you were previously vaccinated.
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Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to working with its patient population and partners in providing healthcare services at the right time and in the right place.
The CCG is keen to understand and learn from people about what is important to them with regards to end of life care services. We should be grateful if you could provide your views on the Big Questions.