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Welcome to The Apples Medical Centre

 Dear Patient


Please DO NOT contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

For more information about proof of COVID-19 vaccination, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/


You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App for Android and iOS. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. You do not need to contact your GP to access the NHS App.

If you do not have access to a smartphone you can call 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.

 Thank you

The Apples Medical Centre

 

FLU CLINIC UPDATE:

We have just been informed that our second and third deliveries of flu vaccinations have been delayed due to ‘distribution’ issue on the continent.

Our September clinics will go ahead as planned at The Digby Hall but we have currently suspended booking into our October Clinics.  We will update you when we know more.

We apologise for the inconvenience but unfortunately this is outside of our control.

Thank you for your understanding.

Please choose the right healthcare services this summer

If you're unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111.

You can also ask your local pharmacist for advice.


Information for Patients

The Apples Medical Centre is now using accuRx

This is a free software for GP practices in the UK, allowing anyone in the practice to text a patient about anything they need.

The GPs would like to inform you that they are hoping to do video
consultations when appropriate. The following link gives you more details:https://support.accurx.com/en/articles/3790662-my-gp-has-sent-me-a-video-link

Sherborne Apples Forum
Dr Greg Miles; Dr Rob Lewis; Dr Chris Minton; Dr Angela Tweedie and Dr Dom Parsons

Reception hours: 8.00am to 6.30pm

Surgery hours: 8.30am to 6.00pm

12th August 2021 PATIENT INFORMATION

Please allow THREE working days to collect your prescription; we have a new Dispenser who is being trained, we appreciate your patience during this training period - thank you


We

To all our Patients

We are aware of the planned move to lifting the remaining Covid restrictions in England from the 19th of July.

Medical settings are a higher risk environment and will need to be subject to more control measures than other public facilities.

We are acting very cautiously and are maintaining:

  • Social distancin

  • Face covering

  • PPE for healthcare staff

The delta variant is more transmissible and patients may come to the surgery when they are contagious.

It is our duty to do all we can to keep both our patients and our staff safe whilst we deliver our care.

Thank you

The Apples Medical Centre


GP Patient Survey

GP PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS 2021

Click here to view the results


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Fast Track Referrals:

https://cancermatterswessex.nhs.uk/fast-track-referrals/

More Information:

https://cancermatterswessex.nhs.uk/


New NHS Digital Data Collection

On the 12th May 2021, NHS Digital issued a Data Provision Notice to all GP Practices to notify them of a new data collection process that was due to begin on the 1st September 2021. The new data collection is known as the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR) will replace GPES (a current extraction), and will be a daily extraction used to support health and care planning in England, looking at the following:

  • research of the long-term impact of coronavirus on the population; 
  • analysis of health inequalities; 
  • research and development of cures for serious illnesses. 

Further information regarding the new data collection can be found here. GP Practices are legally required under Sections 259(1)(a) and 259(5) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to release this information to NHS Digital, who have been directed by the Secretary of State under the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Directions 2021 to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of the information specified within the Directions. 

    • If a patient does not want their identifiable data to be shared outside of the GP Practice, except for their own direct care, a patient is currently able to opt-out.  To do this, they need to register a Type 1 opt-out with the Practice, which means that their data will not be extracted.  Type 1 opt-out forms can be downloaded from NHS Digital here.  Patients don’t have to use this form, you can just ask at the Practice.
    • If a patient registers an opt-out with the National Data Opt-Out, their data will be extracted from the Practice.  However, the National Data Opt-Out will be applied on access or dissemination of the data.  In this instance, this would mean that the information is shared with NHS Digital, but that they will not share it with third parties such as universities and charities.  To register an opt-out with the National Data Opt-Out, patients need to go to www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters.

Privacy Notice June 3rd 2021 (.rtf)

Type 1 Opt out form (.docx)

General Practice Data for Planning and Research programme

On 8 June, a pause to the data collection was announced until 1 September 2021, to allow time for NHS Digital to speak with GPs, patients, health charities and others, and strengthen the plan. A letter from NHS Digital was sent to general practice on Tuesday this week, confirming that, while NHS Digital will continue to develop the infrastructure and engagement for the programme, they are not setting a specific start date for the collection of data. This means that the 1 September date no longer stands.

Mums Matter 2021 heading

Steps 4 Mums Post Natal Depression Webinar


The next course starts on the 15th July and there are still plenty of spaces. The course runs on Thursday mornings - 10.30am-11.30am.

Steps to Wellbeing can accept referrals from Health Visitors/School Nurses, as well as clients being able to self-refer via the website or by telephone. 

Steps 2 Wellbeing -

This webinar targets those parents with mild to moderate post-natal depression. If clients are more suitable for a CBT online group, then please consider the Mums Matter group instead, as Mums Matter offer longer sessions, more of them and they are run as an online group, rather than a webinar.  

Who is the Webinar for:

  • Parents with a baby aged 2 years or under – dads can attend, however they may now be more suited to the ParentTalk group for Dad’s.
  • Experiencing postnatal depression, with or without a prenatal history of depression
  • Primary diagnosis of depression rather than an anxiety disorder. Although some anxiety may be co-morbid, please ensure this is not the main problem
  • Low risk, able to keep themselves safe during the webinar course and able to ask for help if mood deteriorates
  • Has not been identified as having PTSD after a traumatic birth
  • No significant substance misuse, history of head injury, cognitive impairment or psychosis
  • Access to the internet and able to attend the webinar session weekly
  • The Webinar is currently being run as a step 2 approach

Steps 4 Mums poster (.pdf)

Mums Matter 2021 Poster (.pdf)


Click to Read Dr Greg Miles's article in the
June Edition of the Sherborne Times
on pages 139/140


Dr Greg Miles raised £5050.00
for Target Ovarian Cancer

Thank you letter from Target Ovarian Cancer (.pdf)

Certificate from Target Ovarian Cancer (.pdf)

 


Sherborne Viral Kindness support sheet
– useful numbers for patients
(.pdf)


There are plans to make cancer services better in Dorset, Hampshire, & the Isle of Wight and you can help us. The Public Involvement Network works together to shaper cancer care.


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