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Practice Newsletter April 2022
Newsletter April 2022
The BMA (British Medical Association) recommends infection control measures remain in place in healthcare settings. We will therefore continue to ask staff and patients to wear masks/face coverings. This is to protect vulnerable patients and staff, particularly with increasing COVID numbers nationally and locally.
We will continue to adhere to social distancing in our waiting rooms.
Thank you for our cooperation.
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Share your thoughts and help us build a better website
We’re working with other GP practices across Newcastle and Gateshead on an exciting new project to make our websites better for patients.
By telling us what you think, you can help us build new, modern, engaging websites that are easier to use, and prioritise what is important to you.
We’d like as many patients as possible to be involved. Will you spare 10 minutes to share your thoughts?
Even before COVID, we were all living more and more of our lives online. Being connected to the internet gives us all instant access to a world of information and services.
The NHS is no different – with a wide range of quick, efficient and informative online services. Many people prefer the speed and easy access, but we know for others, finding the information or the right service in the first place can be difficult.
This project is about making it easier for more people to get quicker, better access to their GP and the wider NHS.
As your GP Practice, our website needs to have the features and functions that you want, and be written and styled in a way that you like. That’s why we’re asking for your opinions and ideas.
Take the survey and tell us how you like to use the internet, what websites and apps you like – or don’t – and why. What makes you go back to a site regularly, or what annoys you most? How do you want your GP’s website to sound – friendly or formal? Matter of fact or with a bit of personality?
All of these things will help us develop websites that are suited to your needs and preferences.
Follow the link to complete the survey, it should only take about 10 minutes.
We want the results to represent all patients. So please feel free to share this survey with your friends, family and any local community groups you might be involved in. Everyone who uses our services has their own ideas and perspective to add.
As a thank you for your time, when you submit your completed survey, we’ll enter you into a prize draw. Each week we’ll pick a lucky winner to receive a £50 gift card.
Just remember to add your name and email address if you would like to be entered into the draw. None of your information or answers will be used to identify you. You’ll only be contacted if you win a prize. No information will be passed to anyone outside the NHS
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SURGERY HAS REOPENED
As from 7th September 2020 Blaydon surgery will re open and patients registered here will be seen at Shibdon Road.
The surgery is open for pre-booked appointments only.
If you attend the surgery without an appointment or being asked to come down by a staff member you will be asked to leave and to call the practice with your query
Please ensure we have your current contact details, especially mobile phone numbers, up to date.
Changes to Ordering Prescriptions via Email
We have a new email address to order your prescriptions:
This is a fast an easy way to order medication requests. Alternatively you can order prescription’s by choosing option 2 on our practice phone line or by using online patient access, just contact reception for details.
COVID-19 Vaccination Text Messages
The practice is starting to send out text messages inviting patients to book a COVID vaccine online. Strict numbers of invitations are being sent out, depending on how many vaccines we are expecting. We are inviting our patients in priority order, so it is important that you do not share the link to anyone else. People not registered at the practice and not in the current invitation list will have their appointment cancelled, and will not receive a vaccine even if they turn up at Blaydon.
The booking site will ask you for your name, date of birth, NHS number (or postcode if you don’t know your NHS number), phone number and email. The NHS will never verify your identity by asking for bank details or ask for payment; this vaccine is free and in the UK can only be given by the NHS.
If you require general advice please telephone the surgery or use the econsult button below
My GP APP
You can make appointments, order repeat medications and much more by downloading the My GP APP. Please contact the surgery to be set up for this.
Follow the link below for more information regarding My GP App.
For information on coronavirus (covid-19) please click on the link below
If you are looking for advice and information about specific health conditions and covid 19 please click the image below
Our Practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the community.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Latest Fair Processing Notice for Blaydon Practice below, please click on link
CBC Health Ltd has adopted the guidance issued by NHS Digital in relation to the use of your information during the Covid-19 outbreak, and will process confidential patient information in line with the notice served under Regulation 3(4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI), which states:
The health and social care system is taking action to manage and mitigate the spread and impact of the current outbreak of Covid-19. Action to be taken will require the processing and sharing of confidential patient information amongst health organisations and other bodies engaged in disease surveillance for the purposes of research, protecting public health, providing healthcare services to the public and monitoring and managing the Covid-19 outbreak and incidents of exposure.
Covid-19 and your information
FPN-Patient data- GDPR Blaydon V6
How the NHS and Care Services use your information
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Information
For information regarding Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening you may find the following video useful. Just click on the link below to view.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Information
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