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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 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.

https://fb.watch/6MTy9Yp-PY/

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.

Regards

Major Oak Medical Practice

Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that patients (or their carers) who have a disability or sensory loss receive information they can access and understand, for example in large print, braille or via email, and professional communication support if they need it, for example from a British Sign Language interpreter.

This applies to patients and their carers who have information and/or communication needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss. It also applies to parents and carers of patients / service users who have such information and/or communication needs, where appropriate.

Individuals most likely to be affected by the Standard include people who are blind or deaf, who have some hearing and/or visual loss, people who are deaf blind and people with a learning disability. However, this list is not exhaustive.

There are five key requirements of the Standard.

1. Ask patients and carers if they have any information or communication needs, and find out how to meet their needs.

2. Record those needs in a set way.

3. Highlight a patient's file, so it is clear that they have information or communication needs, and clearly explain how those needs should be met.

4. Share information about a person's needs with other NHS and adult social care providers, when they have consent or permission to do so.

5. Make sure that people get information in an accessible way and communication support if they need it.

If you feel that this applies to you or someone in your care please complete the attached form and hand it in at the surgery or collect a form from surgery if you wish.

Accessible Information Form

Further information can be found on:

Accessible Information Standard Easy Read

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/access-info-upd-er-jAccessible Information patient formuly-15.pdf

 
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