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General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)
The way data is collected from GP systems is being replaced.
This collection is called GP Data for Planning and Research and its purpose is to support the data needs of the health and social care system including policy development, public health, planning and commissioning of services and research. This new collection is designed to reduce the number of requests for access to data received by general practice.
Please watch this short video to find out more.
More detailed information can be found via NHS Digital, including the process of how you can opt out.
Data collection will start on 1 July 2021, if you do not want your data shared with NHS Digital, you need to register this by 23 June 2021. Please read all of the guidance carefully before making your choice. You can register by completing this form and returning it to us.
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING YOUR COVID VACCINATION
When you are eligible for your COVID vaccination you will receive a text message with a link to invite you to book your vaccination. Please be assured that this message is a genuine message from the practice. You will also receive this text to book in for your second dose.
Your text message will look like this:
Dear Mrs TEST,
You have been invited to book your
Please click the link to book your vaccination times: accurx.thirdparty.nhs.uk/r/gjdnfhfrtf
If you do not have a registered telephone number the practice will contact you via letter to invite you to book your vaccination.
You will be contacted by the GP practice and invited for your vaccine when NHS England (NHSE) advise that your priority group can be vaccinated and vaccines are received. Please do not contact the practice, we will contact you.
You may get more than 1 invitation, from the government or the practice, just choose the one that is most convenient for you to attend.
The vaccination site for this practice is The Glen Primary Care Centre in Hebburn. Please be patient as it will take some time to roll out the vaccine to everyone, we can only vaccinate in order of priority groups so please do not contact the practice to ask to be vaccinated earlier.
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:
the NHS App which you can download from app stores
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 this online service, 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.
Click below to see an animation of how you can still access your GP services.
IF YOU ARE UNWELL OR HAVE AN ONGOING MEDICAL PROBLEM PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
YOU WILL BE TRIAGED BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL AND INVITED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY WHERE APPROPRIATE
We are offering online consultations and video consultations, as well as telephone consultations. These can be convenient and flexible ways to receive healthcare. Where patients need to be seen by a health professional face-to-face, this will be arranged. If you have a preference about how to access care you can discuss it with the practice clinician when you are triaged.
(Following triage if you are invited to attend the surgery please attend on your own and wear a facial covering . The healthcare professionals you have an appointment with will be wearing PPE)
If you require a routine appointment please use e-consult.
For prescriptions: order your prescription via NHS app/ Patient Online Access / your local Pharmacy / Prescription slip in the box outside of the surgery / Prescription telephone line.
Please nominate a local pharmacy for your prescription to be sent electronically and avoiding an unnecessary attendance at the surgery.
THE NHS APP
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
The NHS App is available now on iOS and Android. To use it you must be aged 13 and over and registered with a GP surgery in England
Click here for more information and how to download.