Monthly Archives: June 2021

Routine GP Appointments

We are pleased to say that we can offer GP appointments less than 4 weeks in advance at the moment.  This is inline and in fact quicker than other local GP, optician and dental services.

(Please use our online booking and prescription ordering system if you find getting through on the telephone inconvenient.) If you would like access to this please email BSWCCG.elmhayes@nhs.net asking for your log in details and we can set  you up!

We are noticing an increasing number of patients are booking an emergency appointment, for things that could wait until another day. Once our daily emergency clinic is full and we cannot safely help anymore people, we may be missing people who really do need urgent help.

Please help us contact the people who need us most by booking into a routine appointment for problems that are not desperately urgent for today.

We are currently working on a guide for patients to help them book the correct appointment for them – so watch this space.

We do have a daily emergency team who can help patients who need urgent medical care, but spaces are limited.

Thank you

 

Data Collection

There has been recent new articles that have caused some patient concern regard how their information is used.

Please note that there has been an extension to the deadline on this project you now have until 1 September to opt out.

Please visit NHS digital for more information and follow the link to the online form.

(You will be able to print an ‘opt out’ form if you wish to stop sharing your information. )

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https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/gp-privacy-notice#opting-out.