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Noticeboard

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25 May 2018. GDPR will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998 which the practice already complies with but strengthens many of it’s principle.

You can find more information on the further information tab under the heading 'GDPR'. We have all of this information displayed in the patient notice board in the practice. If you have any questions then please speak to the Practice Manager.

New Physiotherapist service - We now have two Specialist Physiotherapists based at Pathhead Medical Centre. They can be booked as an alternative to an appointment with the GP, for people with a muscle, bone or joint problem. There is no need to see the GP first.

Contact reception and they will ask you a few questions to make sure you are allocated an appointment with the most appropriate person.

MEDICATION IMPROVEMENTS - the practice is now running some prescribing improvement projects to ensure that you receive the safest and most cost-effective medications for your conditions. You will receive a letter directly if you are affected by any of these changes.

PRESCRIPTION CHANGES FROM APRIL 2017 - all prescription requests will now take 4 working days to process. Any urgent requests must go to the duty doctor.

Anticipatory Care Plans

Getting your care right when your GP surgery is closed

ACP

Your GP may ask you for your consent for them to complete "special notes" about your condition or circumstances, or an Anticipatory Care Plan which details specific instructions about treating your condition. This electronic document is uploaded securely so that it can be accessed by Out-Of-Hours doctors or nurses, or hospital doctors should you require Urgent Care or hospital admission.

This can also be a useful way of recording your wishes about your treatment, especially in palliative or end-of-life care. It may also record contact details of those who can make decisions for you when you are no longer able (including Power of Attorney).

If you would like specific information like this recorded and available to the Out-Of-Hours service of hospital doctors, please speak to your GP.



 
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