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Current events in Afghanistan
We are conscious that some patients registered at Lowmoor Road Surgery may be affected by current events in Afghanistan.
Lowmoor Road Surgery is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families.
All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.
Just Talking Can Help
From time to time it is helpful for us to be able to share information about your health and care requirements with other health organisations that are responsible for providing you with healthcare. Across Nottinghamshire we are introducing a new system called MIG (Medical Interoperability Gateway) which will enable us to share relevant medical information from your GP record with other healthcare professionals who are providing you with direct care. The MIG allows for relevant information to be viewed by other healthcare professionals, however before your information is accessed you will be asked for your explicit consent. Examples of organisations that may access your GP health information include CNCS Out of Hours team and local A&E departments.
Sharing of information in this way is designed to ensure that the healthcare professionals looking after you have the most relevant information to enable them to provide you with the most appropriate care. The type of information shared is restricted and includes a summary of current problems, current medication, allergies, recent tests, diagnosis, procedures, investigations, risks and warnings – all this information is currently held in your GP system record.
Whenever a clinician from another healthcare organisation wishes to view your GP information via the MIG they will always seek your permission before doing so; if you say “NO” they will not be able to see any information from your GP record during the episode of care.
If you have any concerns about the sharing of your information, or do not want your information being made available via the MIG, then please speak to your practice who can advise accordingly.
Evening and Weekend Appointments
Evening and Weekend GP appointments now available – Weekday evenings between 6.30pm & 8pm and on Saturday mornings – Please note that the appointment may not take place at your usual GP surgery but at another surgery nearby. We will be able to provide you with more information about the location at the time of booking.
Are you a carer?
If you’re a carer, please view/download the document below to find out how we may be able to help you.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
▪️ only meet in groups of up to six people in any setting (indoors or outdoors) and you must socially distance from people you do not live with
▪️ wear a face covering where required, unless you are exempt
▪️ wash your hands frequently
▪️ provide full and accurate details of everyone in your group when visiting a café, pub or restaurant as part of the NHS Test and Trace Service
▪️ stick to the full guidance around car sharing
▪️ self-isolate immediately if symptoms appear and book a free test by calling 119 or visiting the NHS COVID-19 tests webpage.
Find further information on what you can and can’t do can be found in the link section below
The latest guidance, support available to residents and businesses and our service updates can be found on our website in the links section below.
Update to GDPR
The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.
Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September. However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data. NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt out process which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time:
- Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.
- NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.
- The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian.
This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed. Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.
We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.