Welcome to Grove Medical Centre Online
As of Monday the 19th July 2021 face coverings are no longer mandatory. However, if you are attending The Grove Medical Centre we respectfully ask that you continue to wear a mask to protect our patients and staff. Please continue to only attend the Surgery if you have a confirmed appointment. We would like to thank you for your continued support.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
Suffolk GP+ is for people who need a doctor’s appointment in the evenings and weekends. For more information please click on GP+ icon.
If you have coronavirus symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste
Isolate and get a test now!
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has visit: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
For other guidance visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The Suffolk and North East Essex ICS has today launched a brand-new website which aims to offer residents a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information about Covid-19 and vaccinations. Visit the website here - www.sneevaccine.org.uk
DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have symptoms.
COVID VACCINATION CLINIC INFORMATION
Any questions regarding the covid vaccine can be directed to the SNEE-ICS covid vaccination helpline: 0344 257 3961
You MUST arrive on time and be free from Covid Symptoms
After the Covid Vaccination you will need to be observed for 15 minutes before leaving if having the Pfizer vaccine. If having Astra Zeneca Vaccine please refrain from driving for 15 minutes after your vaccine
For further information regarding the vaccine, please visit nhs.uk/covid/vaccination. This site is updated on a regular basis.
If you have any medication for anaphylaxis/history of anaphylaxis, please opt for Astra Zeneca appointment
COVID vaccine status
We are unable to issue proof of vaccine certificates at the practice. Please see the Gov.uk website for further information and do not call your GP practice. Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp (which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions) or by calling 119 and asking for a letter to be posted (this must be at least 5 days after you've completed your course of the vaccine and it may take 5 days for the letter to reach you
The NHSapp can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android.
Join a COVID-19 clinical trial
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if
- You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- a high temperature
- You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
- You are aged 65 and above
Telephone calls may be recorded, inbound and outbound calls. These are held for 30 days
Please note our Training Closure Dates section to see our planned closure afternoons - From 1pm the practice will only be open for the collection of prescriptions. Please note there will be no clinicians onsite from 1pm. Next training afternoon: 9th September 2021
Did you know?
By providing us with your mobile number we will not only be able to send you text reminders for your appointments but we will also be able to remind you:
- when you are due for a chronic disease annual review
- when we need to update your medical records with information such as BP or smoking/alcohol status
- when we have a message for you and cannot reach you by home phone
You can update your contact details online or inform one of our receptionists of any changes to your details. Please let us know if you want to opt out of receiving MJOG messages or dissent to SMS messaging from the surgery. If you have a shared mobile number you may receive texts for the person you share this with.
If you do not have a mobile number on file we may contact you through your home number using automated messages, through a company called MJOG. These messages may ask you to confirm your ID with your year of birth and generally will be for review or vaccination reminders. These calls come from the number 01353 780018 and are not a scam.
Opt outs information
Using your Health Data for Planning and Research
Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.
It can also help research organisations to explore new treatments or make discoveries.
You can decide that you do not want your information to be used in this way.
There are two main options;
Option 1: Opting out of the GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDDR) Formally known as GPES.
This means you don't want your data to be extracted from your GP clinical system and used for Planning and Research Purposes. You can opt out at any time but opting out before the end of August 2021 will mean your data is not extracted by the new process. Opting out after that date will mean that no further extractions will occur. Find out more.
Option 2: Opting out of NHS Digital using or sharing your health data (held by any provider, not just your GP), for Planning and Research purposes.
You can opt out at any time. Find out more.
Other materials and materials in other languages are available here
How do I Opt Out?
To opt out of your data leaving the GP Practice for Research and Planning (Type 1), just contact your GP practice by phone, email or post and let us know.
To opt out of your health data being used or shared by NHS Digital (Type 2), you can;
The phone number is 0300 303 5678 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).
National Data Opt Out Contact Centre NHS Digital HM Government 7 and 8 Wellington Place Leeds LS1 4AP
Record sharing allows health and social care staff outside your GP surgery to have access to your health information, approx 98% of patients already have a summary care record (SCR) which shares medications and allergies. In order to provide access to more detailed information which may be useful to services such as emergency departments, then you must consent to SCR with additional information. Please read the leaflet below for more info.
SCR + additional info leaflet
Please be aware that for patients over 16 with capacity we are not able to discuss treatment or management of the patient with family members/guardians unless the patient is also present.
Consent from the patient will allow us to disclose information already on file such as test results, or discuss matters such as arranging appointments or hospital transport with their nominated representative.
For patients lacking capacity. In order to release information or to be able to discuss treatments with family members or representatives we must see evidence of an existing lasting power of attorney or an order under the court of protection.
My Care Record
Our practice is part of the My Care Record approach which is supporting the work of health and care organisations across the East of England as they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For example, we are working to make sure doctors, nurses and co-ordination staff at places you may receive advice or treatment can see important information from your GP record. This could include NHS 111 or treatment centres such as the London NHS Nightingale Hospital. This will make it easier and faster for them to deliver effective care.
For more information, including the Privacy Notice, please visit the My Care Record website.
(Your CARE RECORD is different from your summary care record which is more basic.)
Click for further information
PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS
For more information on our online services please click here or read the guide below.
Online Access Guide
If you are over 16 yr old and wish to register for online access, or are an existing user that wishes to update their access to include the online record assess, then please complete the registration form below and return to reception along with ID. If you are wanting online services for someone under 11 please collect a proxy access form from reception. We do not offer online services for children aged 11-16.
NHS APP!!! Download the new NHS App to access your online services - no need to attend the surgery to set up an account (over 18s only)
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE (EPS)
Our practice offers EPS allowing you to collect your repeat prescriptions directly from a nominated pharmacy, without the need to visit the surgery - allowing you convenience and saving you time!
For more information please click the icon below or speak to someone at reception.
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from [go live date]
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
PLEASE CLICK ICON TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE SERVICES
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