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As of the 14th September, all routine appointments will change to 'Book on the day only' Lines will open at 8am and once all the appointments are gone, you will need to call back at 8am the following day. The Cottons is changing to try and meet the ever changing demand in general practice. We appreciate your understanding with this change will do our best to change with the least disruption. Many thanks, Stay Safe.

Practice Closures

The practice will be closed from 12.30pm on the following dates for training purposes and will re-open on the next working day.

17th February 2021

17th March 2021

28th April 2021

5th May 2021

23rd June 2021

7th July 2021

18th August 2021

22nd September 2021

6th October 2021

3rd November 2021

1st December 2021

Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.

For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information visit the HSCIC Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

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Version 2.1 of the Summary Care Record was introduced in February 2015 containing an opt in for additional information.  More information is shown below:

SCR Additional Information Leaflet.pdf

 



 
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