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ROUTINE REFERRALS WAITING TIMES

If your GP has made a routine referral for you, please note that appointments are running at least 6 months behind. THis does not apply to 2WW referrals or urgent referrals.

 

We are getting an increasing number of calls from patients chasing referrals. You are unlikely to hear anything until at least 6 months has passed.

Patients can chase their referrals by contacting the hospital department that they have been referred to.

 

Thanks for your Cooperation

 

 

National Data Opt Out Information - September 2021

If you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except for your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

Type 1 Opt-outs were introduced in 2013 for data sharing from GP practices, but may be discontinued in the future as a new opt-out has since been introduced to cover the broader health and care system, called the National Data Opt-out. If this happens people who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out will be informed.

NHS Digital will not collect any patient data for patients who have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out in line with current policy. If this changes patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out will be informed.

If you do not want your patient data shared with NHS Digital, you can register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice. You can register a Type 1 Opt-out at any time. You can also change your mind at any time and withdraw a Type 1 Opt-out.

Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1 September 2021.

If you have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice your data will not be shared with NHS Digital.

If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by you to your GP practice. If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can send the form by post or email to your GP practice or call 0300 3035678 for a form to be sent out to you.

If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after your patient data has already been shared with NHS Digital, no more of your data will be shared with NHS Digital. NHS Digital will however still hold the patient data which was shared with us before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice#opting-out-of-nhs-digital-collecting-your-data-type-1-opt-out-

How Your Data is Used

Covid Vaccination Status Information

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

COVID SYMPTOMS

 

IF YOU HAVE COVID SYMPTOMS THERE IS GUIDANCE AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES:

 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

VACCINE - FRAUD SCAM

There is a scam circulating at the moment stating that you are eligible for a Covid Vaccine. NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS. SOME OF THESE SCAMS LOOK VERY GENUINE. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT SEEK ADVICE, DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS.

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A VACCINE, YOU WILL BE CONTED DIRECTLY BY US.

FRAUD SCAM - COVID 19 Vacination (1).pdf

WE ARE STILL SEEING PATIENTS THAT NEED TO BE SEEN.

We would like to reassure all our patients that we have been providing Face to Face appointments with our doctors and nurses throughout the pandemic. It may be appropriate to have a telephone consultation prior to seeing the clinician order to decide how best to safely provide your care. Please rest assured that we are still able to see patients and examine them whenever this is appropriate in a safe way. Thank you for your understanding.

FACE COVERINGS WHEN YOU COME INTO THE SURGERY AFTER 24TH JULY 2020

FROM THE 24TH JULY YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING WHEN YOU ATTEND THE PRACTICE. UNLESS YOU HAVE A VALID EXEMPTION - PLEASE SEE GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON THIS HERE:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Face Covering Exemption Guidance and Cards

 

Many patient have asked for information regarding exemption from wearing a face covering. Please click on the link below for guidance. Do not contact the surgery to request a letter - we DO NOT provide these. Thank you for your understanding.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

CHANGED YOUR MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER?

Changed your mobile number? We will be using more technology to contact you and communicate important information with you. Please ensure if you change your mobile number that you remember to advise us as well so that we are able to communicate effectively with you and keep you up to date with important surgery information. Many thanks.

DO YOU NEED A DENTIST

During these times it may be difficult to get a dental appointment if you need it. Please refer to the Government guidelines if you cannot get an appointment with your usual dentist.

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/dental-health/how-can-i-access-an-nhs-dentist-in-an-emergency-or-out-of-hours/

BABY IMMUNISATIONS

WE ARE STILL RUNNING OUR BABY IMMUNISATION CLINICS. IT IS EXTREMEMLY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD HAS THEIR VACCINATIONS. OUR NURSES ARE KITTED OUT WITH ALL THE APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT (AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO TO THE RIGHT) TO KEEP THEM, AND YOU AND YOUR BABIES SAFE. SEE YOU SOON!

TELEPHONE/EMAIL/LETTER SCAMS

 

 

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS

 

There is heightened coverage around the recent Coronavirus outbreak around the world, which is now severely impacting on the UK and the NHS. 

 

Unfortunately fraudsters are targeting these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern

 

We have been made aware that our patients are receiving phone calls, texts and letters from fraudsters. They will try and obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number.

Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many ways to get the information they want. They often target the vulnerable.

 

If you are suspicious, do not give any details over the phone, hang up and then ring your GP Practice to confirm.

You can also report to Action Fraud:

 

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

DIABETES AND "SICK DAY RULES"

HAVE YOU, OR HAS SOMEONE YOU CARE FOR GOT DIABETES? DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW THE SICK DAY RULES!!

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TYPE 2 https://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/A5_T2Illness_TREND_FINAL.pdf

NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

PLEASE ACCESS OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE WE WILL BE POSTING LOTS OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

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Welcome

Welcome to Aylmer Lodge Cookley Partnership, a surgery and medical centre providing primary care for Kidderminster, Cookley and surrounding areas.

We are a large Practice with 11 doctors, working on our two sites in Hume Street Medical Centre, Kidderminster and Cookley village. We hope you take your time to browse our website where you will find lots of useful information about the surgery and the services we offer.

Our team consists of doctors, nurses and administrative staff and we are a modern general practice. Hume Street Medical Centre has a large purpose built carpark for our patients use, free of charge, when they are visiting the surgery.

Cookley is a rural dispensing practice. We can dispense medication to patients who live more than a mile from a dispensing chemist.

 

Practice Philosophy

Our aim is to offer the highest standard of health care and advice to our patients, with the resources available to us.

We have a team approach to patient care and endeavour to monitor the service provided to patients to ensure that it meets current standards of excellence.

We are dedicated to ensuring that practice staff and doctors are trained to the highest level to provide a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

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