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A letter from the GP Surgeries in Felixstowe

 

As I am sure you are aware, we are all facing difficult uncertain times with the current coronavirus pandemic.  The advice for many older people and those at risk is to stay at home to prevent contracting the virus.  If you feel you would be unable to support yourself by staying at home, I am delighted to advise that help is available locally.

 

Felixstowe Helping Hands have a team of volunteers who would be able to help you by doing shopping, dog walking, collecting prescriptions etc.  They will also provide phone calls to reassure and to combat loneliness.  They can be contacted on 07479 556736

 

We also have social prescribers in Felixstowe, Hayley and Debbie, who are also able to put you in touch with other support services.   Hayley can be reached on 07879 602327 and Debbie on 07917 324861.

 

With very best wishes

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Dr Paul Driscoll, Partner at Haven Health

Dr Steven Feltwell, Partner at The Grove Medical Centre

Dr Rob Mindham, Partner at Howard House

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Summary Care Record

NHS Summary Care Records (SCR) Your Emergency Care Summary

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

As of April 2014 the GP contract requires GP practices to provide a daily automatic upload of their summary information Care Record by 31st March 2015. Howard House implemented this requirement on 20th October 2014.

Summary Care Records were introduced to improve the safety and quality of patient care by giving healthcare staff faster and easier access to essential information about you, to help provide you with safe treatment when you need care in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.

Your Summary Care Record comprises your name, address, date of birth, unique NHS number, the medicines you are talking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record by filling in and returning an opt-out form which you can obtain from the surgery. If you choose not to have a Summary Care Record but then later change your mind later we can still make one for you. Just let us know.

If you would like to know more about NHS Summary Care Record, please pick up a leaflet from the surgery.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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