Ethnicity and Smoking status

We have been asked under our GP contract to gather up to date information from our patients in regard to their Ethnicity and their Smoking Status.

We have been sending text message to our patients to gather this information and updating patient records accordingly.

The message reads as follows:

Dear <Patient>

We have been asked to record our patients smoking status and ethnicity. Please respond to this message with whether you are a smoker, non-smoker, or ex-smoker, and your ethnic origin so we can update your medical record. Thank you.

TO RESPOND, please follow this link…….

If you do not wish to share this information with us, you can choose not to respond to the message.

Update: 16.09.2020.  In response to several patient queries, please be assured that the text message is from Elm Hayes Surgery. We will use this information to update your medical record.