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Friends and Family Test Results June 24
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Friends and Family Test Results May 24
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Friends and Family Test Results April 24
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Friends and Family Test Results
29 May, 2024
23 Apr, 2024
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Harbury and Bishops Itchington Patient Participation Group
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Diabetic Eye Screening Patient Portal is now LIVE!

The patient portal is an online platform where patients can book, cancel and review their Diabetic eye screening appointments. 

 

The patient portal will also allow patients to view their results as soon as they have been graded. 

The patient portal is an online platform where patients can book, cancel and review their Diabetic eye screening appointments. 

 

The patient portal will also allow patients to view their results as soon as they have been graded. 

18 Apr, 2024
COVID Spring booster 2024

We understand that some of our patients have received emails or texts from NHS England informing them that they are eligible for the 2024 Covid-19 'spring booster' vaccine. We will be planning our clinics around the expected delivery of the vaccines, if you are eligible for the 2024 Covid-19 ' spring booster' vaccine you will be contacted by the surgery. We respectfully ask all patients NOT to call the surgery to enquire about when they can book their vaccine appointment as this is causing some difficulties with patients trying to call us to book appointments or ask for test results. Many thanks for your understanding.

We understand that some of our patients have received emails or texts from NHS England informing them that they are eligible for the 2024 Covid-19 'spring booster' vaccine. We will be planning our clinics around the expected delivery of the vaccines, if you are eligible for the 2024 Covid-19 ' spring booster' vaccine you will be contacted by the surgery. We respectfully ask all patients NOT to call the surgery to enquire about when they can book their vaccine appointment as this is causing some difficulties with patients trying to call us to book appointments or ask for test results. Many thanks for your understanding.

Repeat prescriptions

From the 7th August 2023 we will no longer be able to accept repeat prescription requests over the phone. To order your repeat prescriptions please use either the NHS app or patient access.  If you do not have access to either one of these apps you can complete our secure online form by heading over to our website and completing an online webform. You can also pop your repeat slip into one of the post boxes at either Harbury surgery or Bishops Itchington surgery.

If you have an account on NHS app, please login here to request a repeat prescription. If you don’t have access to the NHS app, please download it using the links below. Registration will be processed online, without the need to visit the practice.

If you are a Patient Access user, please sign in here.

 

 

 

From the 7th August 2023 we will no longer be able to accept repeat prescription requests over the phone. To order your repeat prescriptions please use either the NHS app or patient access.  If you do not have access to either one of these apps you can complete our secure online form by heading over to our website and completing an online webform. You can also pop your repeat slip into one of the post boxes at either Harbury surgery or Bishops Itchington surgery.

If you have an account on NHS app, please login here to request a repeat prescription. If you don’t have access to the NHS app, please download it using the links below. Registration will be processed online, without the need to visit the practice.

If you are a Patient Access user, please sign in here.

 

 

 

15 May, 2023
11 Jan, 2023
Starting up PPG at Harbury surgery

We are wanting to start up our PPG at Harbury surgery. Please complete the form below to show your interest. We hope to hold the meetings quarterly between 12.30-1.30pm at Harbury surgery. Please indicate on the form if you would be interested in chairing the PPG meetings.

PPG Contact Form

We are wanting to start up our PPG at Harbury surgery. Please complete the form below to show your interest. We hope to hold the meetings quarterly between 12.30-1.30pm at Harbury surgery. Please indicate on the form if you would be interested in chairing the PPG meetings.

PPG Contact Form

18 Aug, 2023
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NHS App: A More Secure and Reliable Way to Receive Messages from Your Surgery

Please click the link below to download the NHS App.

NHS App | www.nhs.uk

Please click the link below to download the NHS App.

NHS App | www.nhs.uk

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Weight Management Education Programme

SIX ONLINE OR FACE-TO-FACE AS YOU PREFER

Programme designed by Health Coach from South Warwickshire GP Federation - EAST PCN.

We want to help you understand weight and achieve long-term results without guilt, caloriecounting or yoyo dieting.

Free to all members of the community. All you need is curiosity to find out why things haven't worked for you.

When the body doesn't respond to your efforts or when the results are short-lived, it might be time to rethink the strategies. Weight management should not feel like an uphill struggle or ongoing deprivation!

This is not your usual one-size-fits-all formula.

There is no need to summon unrealistic amounts of willpower upfront. We hope to inspire you with the understanding you need to take ownership of your own programme. This is about you as an individual. The idea is to avoid repeating what you know hasn't worked for you before. This is the knowledge you need to understand and love your body.

To register interest or for more information, please email: we.connect@nhs.net

Newsletter | Leaflet

SIX ONLINE OR FACE-TO-FACE AS YOU PREFER

Programme designed by Health Coach from South Warwickshire GP Federation - EAST PCN.

We want to help you understand weight and achieve long-term results without guilt, caloriecounting or yoyo dieting.

Free to all members of the community. All you need is curiosity to find out why things haven't worked for you.

When the body doesn't respond to your efforts or when the results are short-lived, it might be time to rethink the strategies. Weight management should not feel like an uphill struggle or ongoing deprivation!

This is not your usual one-size-fits-all formula.

There is no need to summon unrealistic amounts of willpower upfront. We hope to inspire you with the understanding you need to take ownership of your own programme. This is about you as an individual. The idea is to avoid repeating what you know hasn't worked for you before. This is the knowledge you need to understand and love your body.

To register interest or for more information, please email: we.connect@nhs.net

Newsletter | Leaflet

Practice Update - November 2022

Dear Patient,

On November 1st 2022 patients will automatically be given access to their general practitioner records relating to any contacts they have with their surgery after this date. This includes access to any free text in the record.

Although GPs absolutely support patient access to records, and for most patients the access will only be positive, there are a number of issues that have not been addressed prior to this launch date:

1.    Given that no system is perfect, it is highly likely that there are coded errors in your records.  Ideally all records would be reviewed before they are made available. However, the resource to do this would divert clinicians from direct patient care for many months, so if you find what you think is an error, you will need to let your practice know.  Please be aware that no additional staff or funding has been made available to correct errors and so it may well take months before these potential errors are reviewed and if appropriate, altered.

2.    Patients, including children, may be forced to share their information with potential abusers.

i)        NHS England wanted practices to review all children’s records prior to the launch date and if thought ‘at risk’, to prevent access.  It would take an average practice over 1750 hours to review these records and lose nearly 300 GP appointments.  No practice has the capacity to reduce their access by this amount so we have not been able to do this and as such, we remain very concerned about the risk to our patients.

ii)       The system requires patients and clinicians to consider whether every contact could put the patient at risk and if so, prevent it being viewable online.  Given the pressure on access this would require shortening appointment times so clinicians and patients could then review the appointment notes and ‘hide’ the consultation.  No resource has been given to inform patients or to allow clinicians to undertake the training required. This solution has a high risk of going wrong especially in the early stages, but if you do wish to hide any future consultations, please let your clinician know at the time of your appointment.

Other countries have allowed access to records and the potential benefits are huge, we are therefore, disappointed that national bodies have not responded to our concerns and addressed the potential risks that have been identified.

We look forward to working with you when this new service is launched and hope your experience will only be positive.

Yours Sincerely,
Harbury Surgery

Dear Patient,

On November 1st 2022 patients will automatically be given access to their general practitioner records relating to any contacts they have with their surgery after this date. This includes access to any free text in the record.

Although GPs absolutely support patient access to records, and for most patients the access will only be positive, there are a number of issues that have not been addressed prior to this launch date:

1.    Given that no system is perfect, it is highly likely that there are coded errors in your records.  Ideally all records would be reviewed before they are made available. However, the resource to do this would divert clinicians from direct patient care for many months, so if you find what you think is an error, you will need to let your practice know.  Please be aware that no additional staff or funding has been made available to correct errors and so it may well take months before these potential errors are reviewed and if appropriate, altered.

2.    Patients, including children, may be forced to share their information with potential abusers.

i)        NHS England wanted practices to review all children’s records prior to the launch date and if thought ‘at risk’, to prevent access.  It would take an average practice over 1750 hours to review these records and lose nearly 300 GP appointments.  No practice has the capacity to reduce their access by this amount so we have not been able to do this and as such, we remain very concerned about the risk to our patients.

ii)       The system requires patients and clinicians to consider whether every contact could put the patient at risk and if so, prevent it being viewable online.  Given the pressure on access this would require shortening appointment times so clinicians and patients could then review the appointment notes and ‘hide’ the consultation.  No resource has been given to inform patients or to allow clinicians to undertake the training required. This solution has a high risk of going wrong especially in the early stages, but if you do wish to hide any future consultations, please let your clinician know at the time of your appointment.

Other countries have allowed access to records and the potential benefits are huge, we are therefore, disappointed that national bodies have not responded to our concerns and addressed the potential risks that have been identified.

We look forward to working with you when this new service is launched and hope your experience will only be positive.

Yours Sincerely,
Harbury Surgery

South Warwickshire Members Newsletter

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31 Jan, 2022
Information for GP websites re: 5-11 at-risk vaccinations

Vaccinations for 5-11 year-olds at-risk

  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that 5 to 11-year-olds who are either in a clinical risk group or are a ousehold contact of someone who is immunosuppressed should be offered two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, with a minimum interval of eight weeks.
  • This means around half a million children nationally will soon be invited to take up their jab.
  • The JCVI has set out criteria for determining who should be offered vaccination within this group and clinicians will be responsible for identifying children in their care who are eligible.
  • Information on eligibility can be found in the Green Book, chapter 14a in the section on children aged 5-11 years and tables 3 and 4.

How will I know if my child is eligible?

  • GPs and hospital specialists have been asked to identify 5 to 11-year-olds who are eligible. For children eligible as a household contact, we will write directly to the person who is immunosuppressed.
  • Parents and guardians will be notified if their child should get the vaccine and told how they can book an appointment. The NHS will be in touch in the coming weeks if your child is eligible, so it’s important that parents wait to hear from us and do not contact their GP.

Vaccinations for 5-11 year-olds at-risk

  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that 5 to 11-year-olds who are either in a clinical risk group or are a ousehold contact of someone who is immunosuppressed should be offered two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, with a minimum interval of eight weeks.
  • This means around half a million children nationally will soon be invited to take up their jab.
  • The JCVI has set out criteria for determining who should be offered vaccination within this group and clinicians will be responsible for identifying children in their care who are eligible.
  • Information on eligibility can be found in the Green Book, chapter 14a in the section on children aged 5-11 years and tables 3 and 4.

How will I know if my child is eligible?

  • GPs and hospital specialists have been asked to identify 5 to 11-year-olds who are eligible. For children eligible as a household contact, we will write directly to the person who is immunosuppressed.
  • Parents and guardians will be notified if their child should get the vaccine and told how they can book an appointment. The NHS will be in touch in the coming weeks if your child is eligible, so it’s important that parents wait to hear from us and do not contact their GP.
Integrated Care Record

Harbury Surgery works with other health and social care organisations to share information that will form part of your Integrated Care Record. The Integrated Care Record allows health and care professionals involved in your care to view your records to help them understand your needs and make the best decisions with you, and for you. Information we hold about you will be available, to read only, to other Health and care professionals in Coventry and Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull, and Herefordshire and Worcestershire when they are involved in your health or social care.  

For more information on how your data is used on the Integrated Care Record and how to exercise your rights please see the full Privacy Notice or copy and paste this link https://www.happyhealthylives.uk/our-priorities/digital-transformation/integrated-care-record/privacy-notice/

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Harbury Surgery works with other health and social care organisations to share information that will form part of your Integrated Care Record. The Integrated Care Record allows health and care professionals involved in your care to view your records to help them understand your needs and make the best decisions with you, and for you. Information we hold about you will be available, to read only, to other Health and care professionals in Coventry and Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull, and Herefordshire and Worcestershire when they are involved in your health or social care.  

For more information on how your data is used on the Integrated Care Record and how to exercise your rights please see the full Privacy Notice or copy and paste this link https://www.happyhealthylives.uk/our-priorities/digital-transformation/integrated-care-record/privacy-notice/

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Patient Access Emails

EMIS Health have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received Covid passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.

They would like to share the following guidance from Patient Access:

  • EMIS Health advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender; all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in @patientaccess.com.
  • EMIS Health advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here: https://www.patientaccess.com/security
  • EMIS Health strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.
  • Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. They do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.

EMIS Health have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received Covid passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.

They would like to share the following guidance from Patient Access:

  • EMIS Health advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender; all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in @patientaccess.com.
  • EMIS Health advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here: https://www.patientaccess.com/security
  • EMIS Health strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.
  • Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. They do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.
School Flu Vaccination Programme

The school flu vaccination programme is going ahead this year. All schools will have completed their flu clinics by the end of the year. Some clinics have been pushed back slightly to accommodate the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination clinics that are currently taking place in schools. There is no need to contact your GP about the school flu vaccination programme – you will hear from your school as usual in due course.

The school flu vaccination programme is going ahead this year. All schools will have completed their flu clinics by the end of the year. Some clinics have been pushed back slightly to accommodate the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination clinics that are currently taking place in schools. There is no need to contact your GP about the school flu vaccination programme – you will hear from your school as usual in due course.

Covid-19 Booster

You may have received a text from the NHS national booking service to book your Covid-19 booster vaccination. 

Please be assured your local vaccination team will also be providing this service and will be in touch very soon so there is no need to contact your GP practice. 

And don’t forget your booster will only be given six months after your second dose.

We look forwards to seeing you soon at your local vaccination centre. 

You may have received a text from the NHS national booking service to book your Covid-19 booster vaccination. 

Please be assured your local vaccination team will also be providing this service and will be in touch very soon so there is no need to contact your GP practice. 

And don’t forget your booster will only be given six months after your second dose.

We look forwards to seeing you soon at your local vaccination centre. 

URGENT NEWS ABOUT BLOOD TESTS

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

You may have seen in national news items that the Government are considering extending the vaccine offer to 16 - 17 year olds.

There is nothing you need to do now - you will be contacted and invited for your vaccination as soon as the programme is up-and-running.

We are currently waiting for the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to update and publish. We are also currently awaiting guidance on the vaccination of 12 - 17 year old clinically vulnerable children and will be in touch as and when we have further information.

You may have seen in national news items that the Government are considering extending the vaccine offer to 16 - 17 year olds.

There is nothing you need to do now - you will be contacted and invited for your vaccination as soon as the programme is up-and-running.

We are currently waiting for the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to update and publish. We are also currently awaiting guidance on the vaccination of 12 - 17 year old clinically vulnerable children and will be in touch as and when we have further information.

Latest update by NHSD regarding Type-1 Opt Out

The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.

Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice. There was a deadline of the 1st September but this deadline has been removed (see below):

However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data.  NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt outprocess which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time:

  • Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.
  • NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.
  • The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian.

This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed.  Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.

We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.

For further information on this - please click here.

The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.

Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice. There was a deadline of the 1st September but this deadline has been removed (see below):

However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data.  NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt outprocess which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time:

  • Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.
  • NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.
  • The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian.

This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed.  Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.

We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.

For further information on this - please click here.

Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors. While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Read the infection prevention control guidance for further details.

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors. While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Read the infection prevention control guidance for further details.

GENERAL PRACTICE DATA FOR PLANNING AND RESEARCH DATA COLLECTION

Patients wishing to register a Type 1 Opt out from the NHS Digital General Practice Data for Planning and Research collection which starts on 1st September 2021 should download this form and return it to the Practice.

More information on this data collection can be found here.

Video - How the NHS uses your patient data from GP practices to improve health and care

Patients wishing to register a Type 1 Opt out from the NHS Digital General Practice Data for Planning and Research collection which starts on 1st September 2021 should download this form and return it to the Practice.

More information on this data collection can be found here.

Video - How the NHS uses your patient data from GP practices to improve health and care

Important Information on Covid Vaccine Certificate

Please do not contact the surgery to enquire about covid vaccination certificates.

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. Refer Online Services page to download it.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you've completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Please do not contact the surgery to enquire about covid vaccination certificates.

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. Refer Online Services page to download it.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you've completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Surgery Staff Updates

Harbury Surgery is continuing to offer telephone appointments with GPs with face-to-face appointments as required.

Our Nursing Team are seeing patients for a range of nursing procedures, although some services are still suspended until further guidance is given (these include spirometry, ear syringing, and travel vaccinations).

Please call the practice for further information on appointments and general enquires – 01926 612232

There have been some staff changes in the past few months which are detailed in the below leaflets.

Staff Update 1 | Staff Update 2

Harbury Surgery is continuing to offer telephone appointments with GPs with face-to-face appointments as required.

Our Nursing Team are seeing patients for a range of nursing procedures, although some services are still suspended until further guidance is given (these include spirometry, ear syringing, and travel vaccinations).

Please call the practice for further information on appointments and general enquires – 01926 612232

There have been some staff changes in the past few months which are detailed in the below leaflets.

Staff Update 1 | Staff Update 2

The Dementia café is reopening in June.

The Dementia café is reopening in June. They meet on the third Wednesday, of every month, from 2.00 until 4.00pm at the Tom Hauley Rooms behind the village Church. 

We have a group of loyal volunteers who chat and play games with our visitors. They welcome anyone with a diagnosis of Dementia (in all its forms) and their Carers. 

They have links with the Carers Trust, the Local Authority and the Pam Britton Trust & offer a warm and friendly environment where people can ask for advice and information. 

The Dementia café is reopening in June. They meet on the third Wednesday, of every month, from 2.00 until 4.00pm at the Tom Hauley Rooms behind the village Church. 

We have a group of loyal volunteers who chat and play games with our visitors. They welcome anyone with a diagnosis of Dementia (in all its forms) and their Carers. 

They have links with the Carers Trust, the Local Authority and the Pam Britton Trust & offer a warm and friendly environment where people can ask for advice and information. 

Important Information on Vaccine

If you are in touch regarding concerns about the Oxford Astra Zeneca, Public Health England have produced a patient information leaflet that is available here.

If you are in touch regarding concerns about the Oxford Astra Zeneca, Public Health England have produced a patient information leaflet that is available here.

NHS e-Referral service: Putting patients in control of their outpatient appointments
Notice for patient requiring to Register for online services during Coronavirus Pandemic

We request that patients do not come in to the surgery during this time for ID verification for online services. 

Please instead download the NHS APP where you can register for online access and complete your registration, without visiting the surgery. This is for patient and staff safety.

You can access this by visiting the App Store and Google Play. The NHS App is free to download.

We request that patients do not come in to the surgery during this time for ID verification for online services. 

Please instead download the NHS APP where you can register for online access and complete your registration, without visiting the surgery. This is for patient and staff safety.

You can access this by visiting the App Store and Google Play. The NHS App is free to download.

COVID & F2F appointment update from Warwickshire Local Medical Committee November 2020

General practice appointments data released in November shows the enormous efforts that everyone in general practice is making to ensure patients can access the services they need. The total number of appointments for September is now higher than any time during the pandemic, and significantly higher than the same time last year. This comes at a time where the patient population continues to increase while the number of GPs has significantly decreased.

Added to that, the results of a BMA survey, show that the total number of appointments only conveys part of the story, with remote consultations taking longer, which leaves GP staff more tired and with longer working days as a result. The results highlight how staff are working harder, are concerned that they are going to have difficulty meeting demand in the next few months, and are starting to burn out. The current general increased demand on primary care, added to the extraordinary efforts to manage the COVID response, are simply unsustainable and the BMA has asked for more support.

The BMA also met with Sir Simon last month to highlight the dire state of the morale of the profession. Sir Simon expressed his support for general practice, but since then practice workload has increased further. Alongside this, there has been significant, unfounded and unchallenged media criticism of general practice, which is deeply concerning.This is not only adding to this problem, but is also leading to adverse reactions from the public toward their practices, with recent reports of practice staff being abused and harassed.

We would request patients’ understanding of the pressures practices are facing and their continued support in the face of this un-remitting pandemic.

General practice appointments data released in November shows the enormous efforts that everyone in general practice is making to ensure patients can access the services they need. The total number of appointments for September is now higher than any time during the pandemic, and significantly higher than the same time last year. This comes at a time where the patient population continues to increase while the number of GPs has significantly decreased.

Added to that, the results of a BMA survey, show that the total number of appointments only conveys part of the story, with remote consultations taking longer, which leaves GP staff more tired and with longer working days as a result. The results highlight how staff are working harder, are concerned that they are going to have difficulty meeting demand in the next few months, and are starting to burn out. The current general increased demand on primary care, added to the extraordinary efforts to manage the COVID response, are simply unsustainable and the BMA has asked for more support.

The BMA also met with Sir Simon last month to highlight the dire state of the morale of the profession. Sir Simon expressed his support for general practice, but since then practice workload has increased further. Alongside this, there has been significant, unfounded and unchallenged media criticism of general practice, which is deeply concerning.This is not only adding to this problem, but is also leading to adverse reactions from the public toward their practices, with recent reports of practice staff being abused and harassed.

We would request patients’ understanding of the pressures practices are facing and their continued support in the face of this un-remitting pandemic.

Flu Vaccinations

Nasal Flu vaccine is now available to all the children born between 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018 Inclusive and those aged 4 to 17 years old and fall in one of the at-risk categories.

Clinical at risk groups aged 18-64yrs

All those aged 65 years & above

Patients aged 50 – 64 years.

We have limited vaccines available, so please call, the surgery to make your appointment.

Nasal Flu vaccine is now available to all the children born between 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018 Inclusive and those aged 4 to 17 years old and fall in one of the at-risk categories.

Clinical at risk groups aged 18-64yrs

All those aged 65 years & above

Patients aged 50 – 64 years.

We have limited vaccines available, so please call, the surgery to make your appointment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice in your region:

England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.

Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms

Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.

Testing and tracing

Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.

People at high risk

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Social distancing and changes to everyday life

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.

GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support

Government information and advice.

Advice in your region:

England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.

Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms

Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.

Testing and tracing

Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.

People at high risk

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Social distancing and changes to everyday life

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.

GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support

Government information and advice.

Harbury Surgery Plan

In order to minimise spread of Coronavirus and patient safety the practice has decided to take the following steps:

Prescription collection hours from dispensary will be 9am – 12pm and 3:30pm – 6pm. Dispensary will require 4 working days to process a repeat prescription.

With effect from 16/03/2020: Practice has suspended the booking of appointment online. Practice will offer all patient telephone triage appointments only. Please DO NOT visit practice to book an appointment or to order medication. Please call the surgery for queries or to book appointments. Front desk will be for appointment arrival ONLY .

Please DO NOT visit practice if you have cough, temperature, shortness of breath, travelled or recently became in contact with someone with travel history. Please call NHS 111 for further advice.

Please order scripts by telephone or on surgery website. Please DO NOT come to surgery to order the prescription.

The dispensary phone lines are open daily from 2pm – 5pm for queries & requests. For your convenience you may wish to order your prescription through patient online access or by submitting a request via online form.

Please click here for further information.

In order to minimise spread of Coronavirus and patient safety the practice has decided to take the following steps:

Prescription collection hours from dispensary will be 9am – 12pm and 3:30pm – 6pm. Dispensary will require 4 working days to process a repeat prescription.

With effect from 16/03/2020: Practice has suspended the booking of appointment online. Practice will offer all patient telephone triage appointments only. Please DO NOT visit practice to book an appointment or to order medication. Please call the surgery for queries or to book appointments. Front desk will be for appointment arrival ONLY .

Please DO NOT visit practice if you have cough, temperature, shortness of breath, travelled or recently became in contact with someone with travel history. Please call NHS 111 for further advice.

Please order scripts by telephone or on surgery website. Please DO NOT come to surgery to order the prescription.

The dispensary phone lines are open daily from 2pm – 5pm for queries & requests. For your convenience you may wish to order your prescription through patient online access or by submitting a request via online form.

Please click here for further information.

Face Coverings

If you have been invited to attend the surgery by one of our clinicians or coming to collect a prescription, we ask that you wear a face-covering to help protect yourself, other patients, our clinicians and other staff members. The safety of all is of paramount importance to us.

  • You MUST wear a face covering that should cover your nose and mouth. See illustration below to make your own at home or visit www.gov.uk/phe/face-coverings
  • We ask that you do not wear gloves.
  • When visiting for your appointment please if possible attend alone, carers or parents of course are able to attend. Our aim is to help minimise the number of people in our waiting area at one time.
  • Hand sanitisers are available and should be used by all visiting patients.
  • Our GP’s and nurses are here for you- We continue to ensure that people who need care or medical assistance receive it. Do not ignore other health issues or ongoing medical conditions

Please read the 

Network Coronavirus Open Letter

If you have been invited to attend the surgery by one of our clinicians or coming to collect a prescription, we ask that you wear a face-covering to help protect yourself, other patients, our clinicians and other staff members. The safety of all is of paramount importance to us.

  • You MUST wear a face covering that should cover your nose and mouth. See illustration below to make your own at home or visit www.gov.uk/phe/face-coverings
  • We ask that you do not wear gloves.
  • When visiting for your appointment please if possible attend alone, carers or parents of course are able to attend. Our aim is to help minimise the number of people in our waiting area at one time.
  • Hand sanitisers are available and should be used by all visiting patients.
  • Our GP’s and nurses are here for you- We continue to ensure that people who need care or medical assistance receive it. Do not ignore other health issues or ongoing medical conditions

Please read the 

Network Coronavirus Open Letter

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