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Please ask if you would like a chaperone present during your examination or procedure. 


Evening surgeries: Don't forget we are open for routine prebooked appointments on Tuesday evenings between 18.30hrs and 20.30 hrs - contact reception for an appointment. 


Help us to plan and prioritise areas for the practice to develop and improve by joining the Mayflower medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG). To join email mayflower.ppg@nhs.net. (Please do not use this email for other reasons because it is not checked daily)


After a very positive response from our PPG meeting and results from our survey, we have decided to continue with our telephone triage appointment system until further notice. We continue to welcome your comments or suggestions regarding this system.


 

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steth_keyb1To ensure that you receive the best possible care and treatment we keep medical information about you on paper and on the computer system. We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act.


Confidentiality

We will maintain confidentiality within the Practice Team. There are times when we have to pass on information about you to other people such as hospitals, social services or the Health Authority. This is always done confidentially or by removing your identifying details when they are not essential.

Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information. Disclosure of patient identifiable information to any other outside agencies will only be done after receiving written permission from the patient.


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Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.

For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information visit the Connecting for Health Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

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