General Practice Data for Planning and Research
From 1st September 2021 (delayed from 1st July 2021) data will be extracted for health and social care purposes. For further information visit https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research#top
Please note our Privacy Notice and Opt-out form can be found on our Data Protection page on this website.
Collaborative Shared Care Record
We wanted to let you know that we are finally connecting our systems to offer joined-up health and care records, which will enable better, safer care and treatment for all our patients.
As a GP, it is difficult to provide joined-up care with so many separate systems for handling patient information. These were not connected, meaning that you often had to repeat your story each time you received care at a different organisation, or with a different health professional. The Shared Care Record means up-to-date records will be immediately available to professionals caring for you as a patient, when you need direct care.
It will mean, for instance, a doctor in a hospital, or a paramedic who attends a 999 call will be able to confidentially access the same crucial information that we can at the Practice, such as details of any allergies and current medications, bringing potentially life-saving benefits.
Robust security measures are in place to protect your health information and all staff must follow the law on keeping your information confidential.
The Shared Care Record is not the same as the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Directions (GPDPR), which is a national NHS Digital initiative to use GP practice data for research and planning purposes.
The Shared Care Record is a local initiative to share information with organisations directly involved in your care to ensure that you receive prompt and appropriate treatment when you need it. For more information, please visit: https://herefordshireandworcestershireccg.nhs.uk/health-services/shared-care-record
NHS Digital Weight Management Programme
If you are living with obesity and have diabetes or high blood pressure, you could benefit from the 12-week NHS Digital Weight Management Programme. If you wish to be referred to this service please contact the surgery. We will need to know your current weight which can be measured at the surgery if you don't have your own reliable scales. For further information: NHS England » The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme 'Healthier You'
If you are at risk of developing diabetes (ie Pre-diabetic) you may wish to take part in this programme. Please contact the surgery if you wish to be referred. For further information: Living Well Taking Control (lwtcsupport.co.uk)
Lifestyle Advisor Service
You can now self-refer to the Lifestyle Advisor service for help with Healthy eating & weight management, Stop smoking, Reduce alcohol use, Become more physically active and Improve wellbeing. For further information: Onside - Independent Advocacy in Worcestershire (onside-advocacy.org.uk)
You can now book your blood test appointment online via Patient Access or the NHS App. Please only book where you have been requested to do so by the surgery or the hospital.
Find your NHS Number
The NHS website has a handy look up should you need to know your NHS number: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/?fbclid=IwAR0-xS0C2pTwNtAnt5RyjWWxwDT5nn7qH8XHODrS4QPFYUwXqDVPH51_-34
Extended Hours Appointments
From July 2019 we will be providing Thursday evening appointments between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Appointments are available with a GP, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant. These appointments may be suspended during Covid-19 pandemic to allow for staff redployment to the vaccination program.
Extended Hours Appointments in Worcestershire
Patients across South Worcestershire can now benefit from an enhanced range of extended hours GP services from as early as 7am to 9pm weekdays and weekends.
Patients registered at any of the 31 South Worcestershire practices can make use of these services at a range of locations dependent on availability.
If you are interested in utilising these services, please ask the receptionist for further details
Thanks you to our staff and patients who raised £32.60 for Save the Chilrdren Christmas Jumper Day, 13th December 2019
Thank you to our patients and staff who have added to the collection tin over 2018. £63.31 has been donated in January 2019 to the Acorns Childrens' Hospice.
Thank you to our patients and staff who in December 2018 donated £87.88 for The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, raising awareness of childhood cancer.
Thank you to our patients and staff who in November 2018 donated £52.74 to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Thank you to our patients and staff who in October 2018 donated £60.53 for 'Wear it Pink' day in aid of Breast Cancer research.
Thank you to our patients and staff who in November 2017 donated £70.15 to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Thank you to our patients and staff who in October 2017 donated £148.14 for 'Wear it Pink' day in aid of Breast Cancer research.