Opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data (Type 1 Opt-out) – IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION action required by 23rd June 2021

This link from NHS Digital explains why data is shared, it contains their transparency & privacy notices for doing so and also points to links where the patient can opt out if they want to: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice?fbclid=IwAR2h07o26rVYlJLrCCuoA65NSwYJhDVMzWyyLSa_nevV2VTdtzpSvCL6DmE#top Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1 July 2021. If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out

If I Die It Will Be Your Fault – Campaign Video to end abuse in GP Practices

IGPM (Institute of General Practice) Campaign video to end abuse in GP practices. The full 4 minute version can be seen here: https://youtu.be/3ru4QhVZ2a8 In this video GP receptionists share the abuse they have experienced first hand. All have been frontline key workers during the pandemic. With the majority of GP Practice Staff (78%) facing threatening

Who should I contact if I have a question or want to give feedback about the COVID-19 vaccine?

The CCGs’ Communications and Public Involvement Team ensure that our people and communities across Sussex can ask questions and give feedback about their experiences at this difficult time. Please contact the team using the contact details below: ·         Email: sxccg.vaccineenquiries@nhs.net ·         Telephone: 0800 433 4545 (open 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, not including bank holidays) ·        

Looking after your mental health

Staying at home and self-isolating for a prolonged period can be difficult, frustrating and lonely for some people and you or other household members may feel low. It is important to take care of your mind as well as your body and get support if you need it. There are many sources of support and

COVID Vaccination Evidence for Travelling Abroad

For information and link to the website regarding proof of COVID vaccinations for travelling please click on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of

Covid 19 pandemic – Cuckfield statement April 2021

Thank you for bearing with us during these hugely stressful times for everyone. We have been touched by the many kind messages of support whilst we have strived to provide you with the best service we can.As many of you may know, General Practice has seen absolutely unprecedented demand over the last 6-12 months and

The NHS App

You may have heard in the news recently that the NHS App is to be used as a vaccine passport for foreign travel. Currently the NHS App can be used for requesting repeat prescriptions, booking appointments, getting health advice, registering for organ donation, viewing your medical record and more. PLEASE NOTE: The NHS App is

Astra Zeneca Vaccine and blood clot queries

Our phone lines have been very busy today with patient queries regarding blood clots and the Astra Zeneca vaccine.   This is from the British Medical Journal (full article in link) : BMJ Article –  https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n699 (Published 11 March 2021) Denmark has temporarily suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine as a precautionary move after reports