Chew Medical Practice - IT Systems Upgrade
Practices in Bath & North East Somerset are having an IT systems upgrade. The switch over for Chew Medical Practice is on Wednesday 17th October. We are not expecting the change to impact on patients. However, please bear with us as routine tasks may take a little longer on this day and for the rest of the week.
Book your flu vaccination today
Book in for your flu vaccination today. Anyone over 65, in an 'at risk' category and/or currently pregnant or a carer is entitled to a flu vaccination. Also children aged between 2-3 years old will be vaccinated at the surgery.
People aged over 65 years living across Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) are receiving a new type of flu jab this year, which is considered to be more effective for this age group than the other vaccines available.
The new vaccine is offered to individuals who are eligible for free vaccination, to make sure as many people as possible get the right jab to protect them against flu this winter.
This year, GP practices are receiving their stocks of the new vaccine in deliveries during September, October and November. This means if you're 65 years and over, you might get called in or offered your flu jab slightly later than you did last year, but it's still really important that you get your jab, even if it is later in the season that usual. It's the most effective way to protect you against flu and the complications flu can bring.
General Data Protection regulations 2018
On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection regulations (GDPR) came into force in the UK. The GDPR builds on the current Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and will strengthen the legislation, giving individuals more rights and protections. For further information please see Item 12 under Further Information on the home page.
Care Quality Commission Inspection (CQC) report
The practice received a routine Care Quality Commission inspection on Tuesday 16th January and was given an overall rating of 'good'. The full report is available to view by clicking on the link at the bottom of the home page.
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Early Home Visiting Scheme
Evidence suggests that if we provide a home visit to those patients who need it before midday, we can refer patients to hospital earlier, if necessary. This may ensure a better outcome for patients who are then likely to be seen earlier in the day and return home, if at all possible. This outcome will also provide a cost saving to the NHS.
Sharing GP records with the Royal United Hospital
Clinical staff at RUH are now able to view your entire GP records when they treat you. They cannot change them or add to them, but they are able to look at information that could be useful in treating you. It will also speed up access to information that the hospital would otherwise have to request from us.
The hospital doctor or nurse will ask for your consent before they look at your GP record, and you can refuse at the time if you prefer. Alternatively you can tell us that you do not want your health record shared in this way, and we can block it at this end.