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Dear Patients

Thank you for your patience whilst we have been investigating the issues with our telephone system. For quality improvement purposes, we have reconfigured and updated all of the phone lines and holding messages. The new updated system is scheduled to go live on Monday 7th June 2021.

From Monday 7th June 2021 St George's Medical Practice Main Number is : 01268 205 034

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Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.  You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.  NHS Digital will never sell your data.  There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It's only shared securely and safely.  Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.  

 

If you're happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning you do not need to do anything.

 

Any choice you make will not impact your individual care. Please click on the link to find out more and opt out if you wish to do so.

 

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

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In light of the recent NHS England letter regarding patient access, we are pleased to continue providing an accessible service. Our doors are open and our staff are working hard carrying out their normal duties. We are continuing to triage, provide telephone/video consultations and face to face appointments where clinically necessary.

 

We strongly encourage patients who have been delaying addressing any medical needs to contact the practice in the usual way.

 

Rushbottom Lane Surgery (incorporating Dr Khan & Partners and St George’s Medical Practice) remains accessible, keeping our community safe during Covid 19 and beyond

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Latest information re: Covid vaccination Certification

Your General Practice is unable to offer you a certification of Covid Vaccination

 

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information. 

 

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.

 

The NHSapp can be downloaded from  https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android. 

 

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.


Please see below document regarding health research at the practice.

Active Health Research



LASTEST COVID-19 INFORMATION FROM RUSHBOTTOM LANE SURGERY

V2 Patient Letter for website COVID-19.docx

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All registered patients can access The Sound Doctor  -  a library of film and audio patient education videos to help you to find out more about your condition and encourage self-care.

CONDITIONS COVERED BY SOUND DOCTOR  

DIABETES – HEART FAILURE – COPD – DEMENTIA – BACK PAIN – WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SURGERY. Please click on the following link to hear more about the service https://youtu.be/pOSyySMIQts. To access this service, please visit www.livewellcampaign.co.uk

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Booking Appointments/Ordering Repeat Prescriptions on line

Our new system allows you to order repeat prescriptions on line as well as booking and cancelling appointments. Please come to reception who will print off your new login details. Each login details need to be collected in person.

Help make things Simpler, Better, Together in Castle Point and Rochford

In preparation for the future, local leaders are looking at changing the way health and social care is delivered locally.  Click here to be involved in plans to help to improve the way health and social care services are jointly delivered in Castle Point and Rochford.  This is part of a wider transformation programme led by NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG and Essex County Council entitled ‘Simpler, Better, Together: Preparing for the future.’

 

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