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Christmas Bookings

From Monday 21st December 2018 to Friday 4th January 2019 we will be offering BOOK ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS ONLY with all our GP's and Nurse Practitioners. Hopefully this will help with Winter Planning and the Christmas Period when demand for appointments can be high. There will be NO pre bookable appointments with GP's and Nurse Practitioners during this period.

Pre bookable appointments remain the same for our Health Care Assistants, Practice Nurses and Phlebotomist.

Normal service will resume from 7th January 2019.

Asthma review form - please click here  

SELF CARE - Click HERE

Cancelling an Appointment - If you are unable to attend an appointment for any reason, please let reception know as soon as possible, even if it is 30 minutes notice, we may still be able to offer the appointment to another patient.

Combs Ford Surgery part of Suffolk Primary Care.....

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Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.

For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information visit the HSCIC Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery

Summary Care Record Opt out form

Enhanced Summary Care Record

You can choose to have additional information included on your SCR which can enhance the care you receive. This information includes;

- Your illnesses and health problems

- Operations and vaccinations you have had in the past

- How you would like to be treated - such as where you would prefer to receive care

- What support you might need

- Who should be contacted for more information about you.

If you would like this information adding to your SCR, please complete the form below and return it to the surgery:

Consent Form Enhanced SCR

For further information please see the following guides:

Patient Leaflet

Easy read patient leaflet



 
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