Book your flu vaccine today!
This winter’s flu season/outbreak is yet to be announced by the chief medical officer.
Therefore you still have time to get protected this winter:
You are entitled to receive a FREE NHS flu vaccine if:
You are aged over 65
Aged over 18 and have one of more of the following conditions:
You have Asthma
You have COPD
You have Diabetes
You have heart disease, such as heart failure
You have Parkinson's disease, Motor Neurone disease or Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
You have weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
Flu vaccine for carers
If you are the main carer for someone who is elderly or disabled
We are running a catch up clinic on Tuesday January 8th, with appointments running into the evening. Please speak to a receptionist to book your slot..
GDPR - Data Protection
What is the GDPR?
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced to unify all EU member states' approaches to data regulation, ensuring all data protection laws are applied identically in every country within the EU. It will protect EU citizens from organisations using their data irresponsibly and puts them in charge of what information is shared, where and how it's shared.
The GDPR is due to come into force on 25 May - and even though the UK is due to leave Europe in the next 12 months, it will still apply to all businesses handling EU residents' data, effectively replacing the Data Protection Act 1998.
'Controllers' and 'processors' of data need to abide by the GDPR. A data controller states how and why personal data is processed, while a processor is the party doing the actual processing of the data. So the controller could be any organisation, from a profit-seeking company to a charity or government. A processor could be an IT firm doing the actual data processing.
It's the controller's responsibility to ensure their processor abides by data protection law and processors must themselves abide by rules to maintain records of their processing activities. If processors are involved in a data breach, they are far more liable under GDPR than they were under the Data Protection Act.
To help you understand what this means for you and how we handle your data, there are three documents with varying levels of information.
Practice Privacy Poster - a simple poster to explain how we use your medical records
Patient Privacy Notice
Privacy Notice for children
Our Staff have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times. The Practice operates a zero tolerance policy with regard to physical and verbal abuse towards any member of staff and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. On these rare occasions we have the right to remove the patient from our Practice list.
(Site updated 12/01/2019)