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Extended Hours from 1 October 2018

Please see 'latest news' for further information

FLU VACCINATION CLINICS

This year the practice is offering two different vaccinations, based on the latest guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

We will be offering the Fluad vaccination to all patients aged 65 (on or before 31/3/2019) as this has shown to be the most effective for this age group.

For all patients not in this age group, who are eligible for an NHS vaccine, we will be offering Quadrivalent vaccination which offers protection from four different strains of flu.  This is based on the World Health Organisation's recommendation for the 2018/19 season.

We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations - please contact Reception on 01948 662033 to book your appointment.

EMERGENCY & URGENT TREATMENT

The practice offers a Telephone Access appointment for all patients who require an urgent (same day) appointment. 

We are also fortunate in Whitchurch to have a Minor Injuries Unit based at Whitchurch Community Hospital.  The minor injuries nurses can see you for sprains, lacerations, head injury advice, bites etc.  The unit is currently open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

ONLINE SERVICES

We are pleased to announce that you can  order your repeat medication,book appointments, look at a summary of your medical records, update your personal details ie address, telephone number online. 

To register for this service visit Patient Access 

 

MEDICATION REVIEWS

Please remember that you can book your appointment for a review of your repeat prescription drugs up to four weeks in advance.

Please see the bottom of your repeat prescription slip for the date of your next review.

If you attend a chronic disease clinic ie. heart, asthma, diabetes, your medication review will be done at this appointment.

 

PATIENT GROUP

Please see the link on the right hand side of the page with reference to the Whitchurch & District Patient Group

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST

If you wish to feedback on the service you have received at the practice, we have some feedback cards in reception or you may receive a text message following your appointment.

All feedback is used to improve and develop our services further

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.



 
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