Following on from recent news and social media speculation about NHS Digital and data sharing as a number of posts are circulating on social media about the national data opt-out, containing incorrect information. We thought it may be helpful to provide some key information and links to help you with your decision making and if you might be now thinking of opting out of sharing any of your data as it’s your choice.
Please click here to see information on the NHS Digital Data Extraction.
Type I Opt Outs and National Data Opt Outs
Please click here for more details. Please consider taking part in this research if you meet the criteria.
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for young people. Please see attached poster for more information on accessing this service.
Please visit EU Exit Information for Patients for more information on getting your medicines after Brexit.
This is now located at Worle Medical Practice. Please drop any paper prescription requests directly to Worle.
Electronic Prescription Service
Click here for more information https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service
Our practice works with other practices in the area, under the name of Pier Health Partnership Ltd. This is a super partnership structure that includes most of the Practices in Weston.
The Cedars Surgery has a legal duty to explain how we use any personal information we collect about you, as a registered patient, at the practice.
Staff at this practice maintain records about your health and the treatment you receive in electronic and paper format. Please click on the link below in Further Information – Practice Privacy Notice for further details.
Your views and concerns can be heard through Patient Voice, which is the voice of your PPG (Patient Practice Group). The PPG has just been reformed by six patients of the practice and three practice staff. Its aim is to give all the patients a voice in the practice. Your committee consists of the Chair Neil Turner, Secretary (to be appointed), and representing the practice are lead doctors Dr Mike Pimm and Dr Freddie Pimm as well as Practice Manager Livi Tratt.
We really would welcome some more patients onto the committee to ensure a cross section of patient needs. If you would be willing to be a member for a year or longer if you wish, please contact the practice and complete a form or ask to speak to Livi Tratt. Your commitment would be four committee meetings per annum and an odd one or two should the need arise.
Alternatively, the committee would welcome patients that would like to be involved in other PPG activities such as manning the PPG desk once a week or help in fund raising for such things as a community defibrillator.
The PPG desk is going to be in the waiting room. It will present various literature from how to stop smoking to when flu inoculation will start. At least once a week it will be manned by a PPG member who will assist in sourcing health information, when events are happening, dates of flu inoculations etc. We would very much welcome your concerns to the PPG desk practice representative.
Your committee and I look forward to representing you in the foreseeable future. Please make sure your concerns are made known, and those that can, please get involved in order to make a vibrant practice where patient needs are at the forefront.
Thank you for reading this short introduction to the PPG.
Let us know and get advice and support for carers. Take a look at the section called ‘Information for Carers’ in the ‘Further Information’ section at the bottom of the screen for details.
Please continue to send us your views and opinions which help us to enhance the service we offer.
Minor injuries Unit open at Clevedon Hospital!
The MIU is a nurse led service based at Clevedon Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Please click here for further information https://www.nscphealth.co.uk/services/minor-injuries-unit
We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.