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Extended Hours comes to Cornford House in September.

With effect from the 2nd September Cornford House will be open on Monday and Friday evenings only, from 18.00 hrs until 22.00 hrs.

Extended Access is available every day, including weekends at other Surgeries around the area. Our Reception Team are able to book you into these out of hours services and tell you which Surgeries are open on which days.

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 You can now access Extended hours via the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/CambsGPNetwork/

https://twitter.com/CambsGP


Extended GP Opening Hours, evenings and weekends.

Extra appointments to see a GP or Nurse are available to all patients in Cambridge, Ely and the surrounding villages.

You can book an appointment through your GP receptionist who will give you the time, date and venue for your appointment.

If you would like to find out more, please visit:

www.openlater.co.uk 

or ask the receptionist in your GP Practice.

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Helping your hospital to help YOU

 a message to patients

 

We’re sorry, but we’re really busy. This winter we’ve seen more patients than ever before and had waiting times of up to SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS in A&E. Patients can help us help them by understanding the circumstances in which they should attend. A&E department deals with life-threatening emergencies, such as:

loss of consciousness

acute confused state and fits that are not stopping

persistent, severe chest pain

breathing difficulties

severe bleeding that cannot be stopped

severe allergic reactions

severe burns or scalds

 

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units (MIUs) and sources of help are listed on the local Clinical Commission Group ‘Choose Well’ web pages. Minor injuries units and urgent care centres can treat:

sprains and strains

broken bones

wound infections

minor burns and scalds

minor head injuries

insect and animal bites

minor eye injuries

injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

 

A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment. If a GP practice is closed residents can call NHS 111, which will direct them to the best local service. If patients do attend A&E, it is extremely helpful to limit the number of friends or family who accompany them, since demand for seating is greater than the number we have

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DUE TO THE FORTHCOMING CHANGES IN THE DATA PROTECTION ACT (DPA) AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) IT IS OUR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY TO OBTAIN FROM EVERY REGISTERED PATIENT, CONSENT FOR THE FOLLOWING:

To send text (SMS) messages regarding appointments.

To e-mail information to patients or other parties

To send information to other parties, such as: Insurance Companies, the Police or other Health providers (upon written request and authorisation).

If you have visited the Surgery recently, you will have seen the notices asking you to complete a consent form. If not, then please take a moment to download this form and return it to the surgery, so that we may scan it onto your records as proof of your permissions.

Please be aware that all your information is held securely and, is only accessed via security card and password.

Patient Name:………………………………………………………………………….

Date of Birth:…………………………………………………………………………..

Contact Phone Numbers:

Home…………………………………………………………………………………..

Mobile………………………………………………………………………………….

Do you agree to these consents?                                                         YES …………….

 

                                                                                                        NO ……………..

Signed:………………………………………………………………………………….

By signing this consent form, your rights under the new DPA and GDPR are not affected. You have the right to access any information we hold and the right to withdraw this consent should you feel your Privacy is compromised.

 

Keep Your Head | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

The Keep Your Head website has dedicated areas providing information targeted at children and young people and at adults including older people. You don’t need to be a service user to access the site as the information is available to anyone who feels that they need some support with their mental health.

The site provides a wealth of information on looking after your mental health, as well self-help resources and services, both local and national, that can help when you need more support. There are also dedicated pages for professionals which hold information on referral options and key contact information for services. 

The site has been developed by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, and the SUN Network. 

www.keep-your-head.com

 

Repeat Prescriptions:

We cannot accept repeat prescriptions over the telephone. 

New App: Need to find local health services quickly?

A new app to help Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents find local NHS services is now available to download.

Quick and easy to use, the 'MyHealth Cambridgeshire & Peterborough' app will direct you to your nearest appropriate NHS service. This includes local Gps' Pharmacies, Minor Injury Units and Dentists, based on your location or postcode.

Free to download and available in five other languages including Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian, 'MyHealth' provides up to date information on current services including directions, opening hours and contact details.

The app is available to download for iOS via Apple Store and Android via Google Play by searching

'MyHealth C&P CCG'

Friends and Family test is now here

Please let us have your views by taking our short patient survey available by clicking on the light blue "Patient Survey" button on the Home page

 

Online access to your medical records

We know that around a third of our patients already take advantage of the convenience of being able to book appointments and order their repeat prescriptions online.

We will shortly be arranging for those patients that want it to have the ability to view online, their own medical record held at this practice.

It’s not that being able to see your records is new – you already have that right. Nor is it new that your records are kept electronically. Most GPs and health organisations keep medical records on a secure computer. Letters and other paperwork are coded or scanned and put into electronic format. This makes for far more accurate and speedy organisation of your healthcare.

What is changing is that you will be able to have online access to your records

You won’t have to do any of this but if you need to use the NHS and social care a lot, it should make you feel more informed and therefore more in control.

More importantly, it will make for a far more efficient and convenient service. After all, the information held in your health notes is about you and for you.

Where this has been tried in other parts of the country, most frequent uses of online records access are: accessing test results, viewing letters the GP has received or sent about you; checking information about your condition

What you can do;

Read what your doctor has written* – your diagnoses, advice and treatment

Check your test results

Check whether a referral has been made

Spot any inaccuracies and tell your GP or practice

Print information off to take to an appointment

Remind yourself of what happened when

Read letters to and from your GP*

Prepare for your next appointment

Get key medical information fast if something happens to you away from home or when the surgery is closed

*Consultation notes and letters will be available only from the date of consent onwards.

You will be able to request access to your records online through your existing SystmOnline account by selecting Patient Record and then Request

Once you have given your consent, we will receive a message and your doctor will need to give their consent for your record to be viewed online.

We as a practice are very keen to involve you in your care, be open and honest with you and give you as much information as is available about your health and your care and we hope that giving you access to your records online, should you want them, will make that easier.

We do acknowledge however that this may not appeal to every patient and so the decision to gain access online is entirely yours in the first place. Should you decide that you would like this option then of course it will be especially important for you to retain control of your user name and password and to let us know at the earliest opportunity should you feel they may have been compromised so that we can regenerate a new password for you.

For those of you that would like to have access to your records, we hope you will find this a useful addition to the services that the practice offers.

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