Your data - Your choice
Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.
You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.
NHS Digital will never sell your data. There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It's only shared securely and safely. Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.
If you're happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning you do not need to do anything.
Any choice you make will not impact your individual care. Please click on the link to find out more and opt out if you wish to do so.
Covid vaccination latest:
💉💉 Accessing your COVID-19 vaccination status 💉💉
Please follow the link below for the latest guidance regarding how to access your vaccination status.
Please DO NOT contact the practice - We are unable to help with this, the link below contains all the information you will need.
💉💉2nd Vaccination update 22nd April 2021💉💉
Did you or anyone you know have their first Pfizer vaccination at Springfields on or before 2nd February? If so we are booking second doses in for this weekend. Please contact the surgery if you have not yet secured your appointment. We have been unable to contact some patients so please help spread the message!
Note - We will be contact patients regarding 2nd AstraZeneca vaccinations shortly.
💉💉 Covid Vaccination Update 19th March 2021 💉💉
We are calling out to our patients that are over 50 and have not yet had their vaccination - We have appointments available, please contact the surgery to book your appointment. 01406 423288.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) have that concluded the AstraZeneca vaccine is "safe and effective" leading to many countries recommencing their vaccination programmes - See link for more information.
💉💉 Covid Vaccination Update 18th March 2021 💉💉
We are calling out to our patients that are over 60 and have not yet had their vaccination - We have appointments available, please contact the surgery to book your appointment on 01406 423288
We understand that many of our patients will be concerned about having the covid vaccination after some countries have suspended vaccinating. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is monitoring the situation and has issued the following statement:
There are currently 3 ways that patients will be invited for a covid vaccination. Please share to help your local community feel reassured they will not miss out!
Covid vaccination latest:
Isolating at home due to Covid.
Please see leaflet below for advice on isolating at home and when to seek further help.
Covid - Isolating at home
2020 has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, as Christmas approaches these feelings can become even more overwhelming. You don't have to suffer in silence, the mental health helpline is available 24/7 and can provide emotional support, advice and guidance if you are feeling low, anxious or stressed, and think you might benefit from speaking to someone.
There are also lots of apps available, details of which can be found here: Mental Health Resources
Guidance for children with a temperature:
DVLA - Drivers licence renewal
During COVID many drivers licences have expired and DVLA gave extensions so that they could continue to drive and work. For many drivers though this extension is coming to an end. Drivers are now being told by DVLA to ask their GP if they are “fit to drive” so that they can continue to drive under Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988).
Most GPs are not confident to advise patients whether or not they are fit to drive, and in normal circumstances we would provide a factual report for DVLA so that their expert medical advisers can decide upon fitness.
For this reason, we are unable to provide this assurance, however we are able to provide factual information about a patient’s health. Please note that due to current demand these may take up to 30 days to complete.
To minimise footfall inside the surgery all paper prescription requests can now be posted through the letter box on the outside of the building.
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PATIENTS COMING TO THE PRACTICE
From Thursday 14th May you MUST wear a face covering before you enter the building and wear it for the duration of your visit. This is to protect other people from your viral spread if you have covid19 without any symptoms. We are not able to provide you with our clinical masks. You can use a scarf if needed, or use this link for ideas. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52609777. Thank you for understanding that this helps to keep our community and team safe.
Please DO NOT attend the surgery if you, or anyone you have been in contact with, has a new persistent cough, fever or has lost their sense of smell or taste - Even if you have an appointment.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
Read the NHS advice about staying home, including how long to isolate for.
Advice is also available on the gov.uk website
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
For region specific information and advice in:
Letter for parents of children returning to school
Med3 sick notes - Advice for patients
From 10th-15th June 2019 our Patient Participation Group members assisted in collecting surveys about the practice from our patients, the results of which can be found below:
Patient survey June 2019
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.
Download our practice leaflet
All patients have now been allocated a 'named GP'. Please contact the surgery for your named GP.
CQC report published 7th January 2020
(Site updated 04/06/2021)