Our privacy materials have been updated with important information about sharing information during COVID-19, please click here to find out more
The NHS Test and Trace service will not:
- ask for bank details or payments
- ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
- ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
- ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087
Changes at the Surgery
Dr Barstow left the surgery at the end of May and we wish him well in his next post. We are pleased to announce that Dr Harry Brooks joined the Practice on a permanent basis on 1st June.
We have been advised by Public Health England of reports today of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, with the sender claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.
These messages are NOT from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
Carer's Week 8th - 14th June
Carer's week poster
News for ages 13-16
How to treat diarrhoea and vomiting yourself
How to treat Diarrhoea and Vomiting yourself
Launch of Ipswich Hospital Patient Portal
Patients who have a mobile phone registered in the hospital’s electronic patient record will be invited to see their appointment letters and information online. You can also sign up at http://bit.ly.ESNEFTPortal.
Please click here for the patient information leaflet.
Armed Forces Veterans
Framlingham Medical Practice is an armed forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice. The Veteran Gateway puts veterans and their families in touch with organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more. Please click this link to access the gateway https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/
Patient Participation Group Application Form
My Care Record
My Care Record enables health and care professionals to access information about you to improve your care.
Providing you with:
- Better co-ordinated and seamless care
- Quicker diagnosis and treatment
- Less paperwork and less repetition
- Fewer unnecessary clinical tests
- More accurate prescriptions
- More time to spend on clinical care
- Better health and care planning
Your GP, hospital, community health, mental health and social care teams may all hold records about your care separately. Often, only health and care professionals within the same organisation can see this information. This means it can be difficult for them to work together to deliver the best care.
My Care Record is an approach to improving care by joining up health and care information. Wherever possible, health and care professionals will be able to access your records from other services when it is needed for your care. This will make it easier and faster for them to make the best decisions. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record.
Several different secure computer systems are used across the region. These allow health and care professionals to digitally access your records held by other services. In some areas systems are already in place, in other areas more work is underway to invest in the technology needed.
The approach also provides an agreement between all the health and care organisations involved. This means they commit to sharing information in a secure way to help improve your care. The My Care Record approach is in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides the legal basis to share information between health and care services when it is needed to deliver care. All your information will be held securely.
Certain information – that doesn’t identify you – will also be used to help improve services and plan for the future. For example, it will help us plan for the number of doctors, nurses and care workers needed to look after you in the future.
More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and a list of the organisations that are taking part can be found at mycarerecord.org.uk
All correspondence sent to the surgery or handed in at the surgery is opened by staff, including letters addressed to a particular GP. This allows correspondence to be scanned onto the patient record and forwarded to the most appropriate clinician. It also ensures that any urgent matters are dealt with immediately.
All our staff are required to preserve the confidentiality of patients and all matters connected with the Practice at all times.
Extended Hours Appointments
Don’t forget that you can now book a routine GP appointment to be seen at Wickham Market as part of the GP+ service which offer appointments as follows:
· Weekdays: 6:30pm – 9.00pm
· Saturday: 9:00am – 13.00pm
· Bank Holidays: 9:00am – 13:00pm
To book a GP+ appointment please contact Framlingham Medical Practice Reception during our normal surgery opening hours.
Thank you for your support during Covid-19
Thank you to everyone for your support, patience and gifts during the Coronavirus pandemic. Your support and thoughtfulness is appreciated hugely by us all at the Practice.