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A New Surgery?

Neighbourhood Plan – Pre-Submission Consultation

22nd February to 9th April 2018

Just to let you know that the consultation period will run from Noon Thursday 22nd February until Noon Monday 9th April 2018.

All of the documents will be made available on line at www. (neighbourhood plan) website – and printed copies of the four main documents will be placed in the following locations for people to read:

Sherston Post Office/Stores

The Tolsey Surgery

Church of the Holy Cross

The Angel Hotel

We will be asking interested parties to review and comment on the draft plan before the 9th April deadline.  There will be a pro-forma response form that can be downloaded from the website and printed copies of the same form at each of the above locations.  Once completed these will need to be returned either by email to the Sherston Parish Clerk - -or posted to her  home address at 33 Hatherley, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4LT – or by hand to the Post Office Stores.

Arrangements have been made for two drop-in sessions to be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 3rd March and again on Saturday 17th March (10.00am to 12.30am).  

Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.

For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information visit the Connecting for Health Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

For further information, including a link to download a Summary Care Opt out form, please click on the following link: 

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