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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.

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.


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Thank you for understanding.

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COVID Vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.

In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.

In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care homes residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.

We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on this link Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS ( 

COVID Vaccine is now available at some hubs across the county for over 80's 
Please follow the link below to access the hub

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The Baby Friendly Initiative

 Pharmacy First Scheme

Did you know your local Pharmacist is trained to manage and treat a number of conditions saving you from visiting the doctor? Please visit the Pharmacy First Scheme section of the website for more information of the service they offer.

Zero Tolerance


The practice operate the NHS Zero Tolerance Policy to safeguard staff and patient welfare. Our Team will always show respect & courtesy when dealing with Patients. In turn, we would require Patients to do the same. No form of racism or aggression whether verbal or physical in nature, towards staff or patients, will be tolerated & will result in the Patient being removed from the surgery list.

 Online Access to summary record

Offering and Promoting Patient Online Services by March 2015

It is a contractual requirement for GP practices to offer and promote to patients: online booking of appointments, ordering of repeat prescriptions and by 31st of March 2015 access to summary information (as a minimum) in their patient record, subject to the necessary GP systems and software being made available to practices by NHS England.

The Major Oak Medical Practice Implementation Plan:

Practice name: Major Oak Medical Practice
Address: 22 High Street, Edwinstowe, Notts, NG21 9QS

Telephone: 01623 822303


Current online patient services- SystemOne

Plan to meet GMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement for Patient online Service:
This practice currently offers patients’ facilities to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.

This practice currently offers the facility for all patients to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances.

This practice is in the process of implementing a process for patient’s facilities to view online, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions from 1st March 2015. Patients may request access to their on-line records now from the practice and as part of the implementation stage will be provided with access to their own medical records.

These dates are subject to the necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice by NHS England.

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group by 1st February 2015.

1 Patient User Group members to be provided access to medical records as “trial” patient group February 2015

2 Write up practice policies and run internal staff awareness sessions January 2015

3 Prepare promotion and information activities for patients

4 Review any nationally provided support material from RCGP/NHS England

5 Train relevant staff for patient records access, e.g. receptionists January 2015

6 Commence summary information access to records for patients who request it

Publicise online services to patients through website and PPG January 2015 onwards

Please note the practice will be closed on the following dates from 12.00 noon

For Staff training


Wednesday 13th January 2021

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Wednesday 10th March 2021



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