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The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.  

Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September.  However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data.  NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt outprocess which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time::- 

  • Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.  
  • NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.  
  • The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian.  

This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2021 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed.  Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.  

We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data. 

Practice Update

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 
  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

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

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had two vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take seven 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE COVID VACCINATION FOR ALL PATIENTS AGED 70 AND OVER REGISTERED AT A SURGERY IN THE SOUTH HARDWICK PRIMARY CARE NETWORK

South Hardwick Primary Care Network Surgeries:

Royal Primary Care Clay Cross

Clay Cross Medical Centre

Staffa Health – Tibshelf, Stonebroom, Pilsley, Holmewood

The Village Surgery, Pinxton

North Wingfield Medical Centre

The Limes Medical Centre

St Lawrence Road Surgery

Wingworth Medical Centre

Blackwell Medical Centre

The South Hardwick Primary Care Network have now contacted most of our patients who are 70 and over to offer them their first dose of the COVID vaccination. If you or a family member are in either of these categories and have not heard from the surgery or do not have a vaccination booked, please contact your surgery to arrange your vaccination as we may not have the correct contact details or may have already tried to contact you with no success.

There are no plans currently for COVID vaccinations to be delivered at individual practice level. Do not delay taking an appointment for your COVID vaccination. You may end up travelling further afield and waiting longer. Our advice to patients is to take the first available appointment they are offered and to make every effort to attend when contacted

Notice:

On Thursday 28th January 2021 practice is open for urgent care only as the practice staff are supporting the covid vaccination programme.  

Patients can still access eConsult via the website banner, you will only have access to self help and pharmacy options.  The service is only available Monday-Friday.

Welcome to Wingerworth Medical Centre

Here at Wingerworth Medical Centre we continually strive to provide the highest standard of healthcare.

Our multidisciplinary team are caring and responsive to patients' needs regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion.

We support and safeguard children and adults in need.

We encourage patients to be pro-active in the management of their care.

We promote choice and personalised care whenever possible

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