Easter Bank Holiday


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 out process 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 01/09/2020 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.

Masks and social distancing rules will remain mandatory in all healthcare settings beyond 19 July, NHS England has confirmed.

Public Health England’s (PHE) infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for staff and visitors, even as restrictions are eased elsewhere. Please see link below.

Please note from the 1st June we no longer accept prescription requests over the phone, you can either post your request through the letter box outside the surgery or order online. If you do not have access to your online account please call reception and we will be more than happy to get this set up for you.


Major Oak Medical Practice


minor_injury9Clinics & Services

All patients registered at the surgery are expected to take reasonable care of their general health where possible.  The surgery offers the following services to educate and aid you with your medical conditions:

Minor Surgery

Simple surgical procedures performed at the surgery by appointment with Dr Mikhail.

Diabetic, Asthma and Coronary Heart Disease Clinics

By appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Travel Vaccinations

By appointment with the practice nurse. Please contact the surgery at least 2 weeks before you are due to depart, brief details will be taken by the receptionist from you for the practice nurse such as where you are travelling to, for how long, any planned trips, and accommodation type.  The nurse will later check the recommended vaccinations and we will contact you to inform you of which vaccinations you require, if any and inform you of any charges incurred.

Free Bleed Clinic

Our Health Care Assistant/phlebotomist run a Free Bleed Clinic Monday to Friday 10:00am - 10:30am which means you can present at the practice on that morning without an appointment and be seen for a blood test.  You may have a short wait but this is usually just a few minutes.  Due to the numbers of patients attending you will only be able to have your blood taken, the Health Care Assistant will not be able check anything else for you.  We still have bookable blood test appointments available everyday in addition to this service if you would prefer.

Minor Injuries

To avoid an unnecessary trip to A & E ...... we now treat minor injuries such as sprains, minor cuts and bruises, and minor head injuries etc. here at the surgery. 



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