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Opting out of sharing NHS data - updated 2nd June 2021

If you wish to opt out of sharing NHS data, please be advised that following NHS Digital guidance we are only able to process Type 1 opt out requests.

Type 2 requests have to be actioned by NHS Digital.

If you wish to amend your opt out options, please refer to the following website or phone number: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

NHS Digital Contact Centre phone number: 0300 303 5678 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

You can also refer to the 'Your Data Matters to the NHS' section of our website (please see link at the bottom of the page) where you will find a Type 1 Opt-out request form.

Thank you

Referral delays

Referrals continue to be made by GP's but please be aware that unless they are urgent there are long waiting times.  Referrals are being triaged and validated by the relevant specialty and as services are restored patients will be contacted with appointment dates (virtual or otherwise).  Only if your condition deteriorates or changes should you contact a GP.

Try the new NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use Patient Access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

COVID-19

For information on the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms go to the Public Health England website

Do not come to the Medical Practice if you think you have COVID-19.  If you need advice go to 111 online.  If you think you have COVID-19 and need urgent medical attention ring 111 or in an emergency 999.

Arriva have a downloadable self-exemption card that can be used on their public transport. Please use this link for helpful information and guidance including how to print a self-exemption card: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-faqs/#socialdistancing

 

Important information about smear tests

We are pleased to announce that the labs are now taking cytology samples and therefore we can re-start smear tests.
If your smear test is due please ring the surgery to make an appointment on 01746 767121

Blood Tests

Blood testing has changed, you now need an appointment for ALL blood tests.  To book an appointment you must ring the central booking service on 01743 492510.  Please do not go for your blood test unless you have made an appointment as you will be turned away.

Coronavirus vaccination

If you are over 50 please book your 1st Coronavirus vaccination now.  You can book via the NHS app or online services, alternatively ring the practice and select option 0.

A message from all the Partners at Bridgnorth Medical Practice

 ‘Thank you to all our patients for following national advice and guidance in the challenging times we are facing as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. We can see the benefit that following the guidance has had, both locally and nationally, with the reducing rates of infection.  

Thank you too for your generous donations of cakes and gifts. They have helped our morale immensely! 

We would like to assure you that the Practice is "open for business" although in different ways to usual. However, for the foreseeable future consultations will be by phone call or using other technology such as video calls. This is in line with national guidance and our temperature checks at the door will remain. Please respect these as they are for everyone's safety. 

We would also like to reassure our population that throughout the epidemic we are maintaining regular contact with and support for our most vulnerable, especially our local care homes who have weekly calls and, when appropriate, visits to review patients.’  

Keep safe, stay alert and follow social distancing! 

 

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