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Flu vaccination: Who should have it this winter and why

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Please see our information on the Coronavirus thank you

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government's recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. 

Gps are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.

Surgery News!!

Great News!!

The new Build is now complete. The new building will be used to see patients that are being shielded during the COVID 19 pandemic!

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:

          o   a continuous new or worsening cough

          o   a high temperature

  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above
  • Find out more

    Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

    The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

    • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:

              o   a continuous new or worsening cough

              o   a high temperature

    • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
    • You are aged 65 and above
    • Find out more

 

Have you suffered one bout of shingles, not had the shingles vaccine, over 50 years of age?  If interested, please contact the Research Department on 01827 711568 and ask for Liz or Marcia.

GDPR 

  WE'RE MAKING IT EASIER FOR YOU TO FIND OUT HOW WE HANDLE YOUR INFORMATION.

A new data privacy law is being introduced this year in the UK.  As a result, we will be publishing a new Privacy Notice on the 25th May 2018, to make it easier for you to find out how we use and protect your information.  We won't be changing the way we use your personal information but the new notice will provide you with additional details such as:

  • Your increased rights in relation to the information we hold about you.
  • How we keep your personal information secure.
  • The types of personal information  The Atherstone Surgery collects about you and how we collect it and use it.
  • The legal grounds for how we use your information. 

Our Data Protection Officer is Paul Couldrey.

We are now offering online services.  You will have access to the following any day,  at any time:

You can cancel or change appointments with your own GP, Request repeat prescriptions, see limited, basic information on your records such as medication and allergies.

You can also withdraw from this service at any point it's completely your choice.

You can still contact us in the same ways that you always have this is just an additional service to try and make things easier.

for more information please pick up a leaflet and a registration form from our reception.

 

 

 

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In Times of Bereavement

In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;

  • Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
  • Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
  • Make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Register the death

If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.

You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.

You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Arrange the funeral

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral directors

Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:

These organisations have codes of practice - they must give you a price list when asked.

Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.

Arranging the funeral yourself

Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral costs

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.



 
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