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For administrative issues such as medical certificates, hospital appointment enquiries or non urgent forms please contact our secretaries on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01993 700505.
Please do not attend the surgery unless you have been given an appointment
Please do not come into the surgery to request a prescription; there is a request box outside the surgery.
These changes are essential to maintain your health and the health of your community as advised by the Department of Health. If you have a query about Coronavirus go to NHS 111 online or call 111
- If you have been asked to come to the surgery please stay in your car/outside the surgery after ringing the doorbell to let us know that you have arrived.
- Patients coming into the surgery now need to wear a face mask or covering (Children under 3 and those who suffer from a condition that makes breathing difficult are exempt from this requirement). Please see the Government website here for instructions on how to make a mask at home
The following video gives some helpful information on how we are keeping staff and patients safe during the Pandemic.
Cogges Surgery is involved with NHS Digital in collecting weekly information regarding our most vulnerable patients during the COVID pandemic. Data is uploaded through the GP Extraction Service (GPES) which all practices have been automatically enrolled in. If you would like to know more about what data is uploaded from your records and what it is used for, you can read more here.
We have been asked to share the following important information with you
This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.
What data is shared:
Data may be shared from the GP medical records about:
- any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started - this includes children and adults
- any patient who died after 1 September 2021, and was previously registered at a GP practice in England when the data collection started
NHS Digital will not collect patients’ names or addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, date of birth, full postcode) is replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital.
This process is called pseudonymisation and means that patients will not be identified directly in the data. NHS Digital will be able to use the software to convert the unique codes back to data that could directly identify patients in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason.
If you would prefer that your identifiable patient data is only shared for your own health care purposes, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt Out or a National Data Opt-out, or both.
These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option (or both).
A Type 1 opt out has to be registered by your Practice; please complete the form in the attached link.
A National Opt out can be done without contacting your practice, at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
This collection will potentially start on 1 September 2021 - this is currently under discussion with our governing bodies
If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice by 23 August 2021.
(Site updated 22/09/2021)