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It is with regret that after many happy years, we have said goodbye to Dr Piccaver.  Dr Piccaver has moved on to pastures new and we wish him all the best.

We are aware that there are issues with the telephone lines and patients having long waits to get through to Reception.  We are working to get the telephone system updated, but these things take time.                              Please bear with us. 

COVID-19 VACCINATION

Due to the huge task of vaccinating so many people nationwide, the vaccine is going to be delivered in various ways, by mass vaccination hubs, smaller hubs and some GP Surgeries. We are working with 27 other practices and the Suffolk GP Federation to deliver the vaccination programme via a mass vaccination hub.  

When you are invited you will receive a text from NHS-Noreply or a letter with a unique booking code and web link. 

All Patients will be invited for their vaccine when they are eligible.  Please be patient, you will be contacted when you are eligible.

  

Information is available on the government website

(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine)

We understand your anxiety but would like to assure you that as soon as is possible, you will be contacted and invited for your vaccination.

Suffolk and North East Essex System have launched a Covid-19 Vaccine website which gives a range of information about the vaccination roll out, links to local networks and organisations and a detailed set of FAQs.  There is also information about the vaccination centres and sites across Suffolk and North East Essex with local case studies and sites, including maps highlighting their location.  SNEE NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service (sneevaccine.org.uk)

IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CARERS

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS ABOVE, STAY AT HOME AND ARRANGE TO HAVE A TEST ON WWW.GOV.UK.

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, stay at home and isolate for 10 days.  You should arrange to have a test - visit www.gov.uk.

 

Freedom Of Information

Freedom Of Information

Background

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 aims to ensure that General Practice contractors providing general or personal medical services are open to the public concerning the way we operate.

Routinely Published Information

In compliance with the Act, the Practice has developed a Publication Scheme, which details all of the information that we routinely publish. If you would like a copy of the Scheme please contact us using the details below.

Who can request information?

Under the Act, any individual is able to make a request to the Hadleigh Practice for information.  An applicant is entitled to be informed in writing by the Practice, whether the Practice holds information required and if this is the case, to have the information communicated to him/her.

How can a request be made?

Requests must –

  • Be made in writing (this can be electronically eg mail/fax)
  • State the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence
  • Describe the information requested

What will the Practice do?

Following a request the Practice will reply within 20 working days of the request being made to say if the information is available or not.  The Practice will then try to provide the information in the preferred format of the applicant.  Information may be shared on a website or on hard copy. 

Do I Have to Pay for Information?

Anything listed in the Publication Scheme is available free of charge if providing one copy in paper-format or if it is downloaded from our website or sent electronically.

Contact Details

Please send requests by letter to:

Practice Manager

Glemsford Surgery

Lion Road

Glemsford 

Sudbury CO10 7RF

Please send requests by email to:

WSCCG.GlemsfordSurgery@nhs.net

Is There Any Information I Can Not be Given?

The Practice will make every effort to provide you with a copy of the information requested and may have to ask you a few questions to make sure that we provide you with what you want. There may be some documentation or certain parts of that documentation which we are not allowed to release. Some examples of information we would not be allowed to release under this Act are:

  • Someone else’s medical records (protected by the Data Protection Act 1998)
  • Personal information (protected by the Data Protection Act 1998)
  • A company’s trade secrets.
  • Any information held in Court records  

 

FOI Publication Scheme

 



 
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