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Recent Bulletins

NHS England - List Maintenance Project 2015/16

Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one

The NHS is carrying out work in Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate.  Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all. If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. For more information about this project please visit

http://www.sbs.nhs.uk/primary-care-services/sw

Dr Metcalfe

Dr Metcalfe will be leaving the Practice on January 19th 2016. Dr Vicky Stephenson will be taking over from him on 29th February 2016. We wish him all the best for the future.

FLU SEASON IS HERE!

Dedicated Flu Appointment Booking Line: 01249 479812

It is that time of year again.  We will be offering Flu vaccinations for all eligible patients (Click here) in the surgery this year. As last year, we will not be sending letter reminders out, although we will be sending invites via text message, if you would like to take advantage of this please let us know your mobile number.

Please ring or pop into the surgery to make an appointment, although please note the above phone line is going to be busy.

Please can you let us know if you have the Flu vaccination elsewhere or wish to decline this year so we can update your records.  You can either email on rowden.surgery@nhs.net or call on 01249 444343 to let us know the date and place of vaccination or that you wish to decline this vaccination.

Ebola Virus

 If you have reason to think you may have contracted the Ebola Virus, please telephone the surgery 01249 444343/01249 444808 for advice. (Please do not come to the surgery). Please click this page below for more information:

You may have seen in the media that the Government are insisting that all patients over the age of 75 should have a named GP. We at Rowden Surgery have always had named GPs for ALL our patients and it is gratifying that the whole of primary care in England is starting to catch up.

   Your GP Cares

  This is a campaign led by the British Medical Association with the aim of enabling GPs to improve the service they are able to give to patients.  
 
Please see these pages for more information:
 
Care Data
 
Please read the information available on the Care Data page on the right hand side of this page.
If you are happy with these arrangements, you do not need to do anything. If you wish to opt out, please either email to rowden.surgery@nhs.net or complete the form below.
 
 
Please be aware that Summary Care Record is not the same as Care Data. Please see the Care Data page for more information and the opt out form.  You have the choice to opt out of either Summary Care Record or Care Data or both but they must be opted out separately.
 
This has been delayed.

 If you opt out of Summary Care Record, we will not be able to send your prescription to a pharmacy electronically.  Opting out of this will not stop you from being able to order your prescriptions online.

  Summary Care Record Opt Out Form
 
Norovirus
 

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that are the most common cause of gastroenteritis(stomach bugs) in England and Wales. Please see poster & leaflet below for more information:

Norovirus Poster

Norovirus Leaflet

Please be aware that our email address has now changed to  rowden.surgery@nhs.net

 Jim Milner [Practice Manager]



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