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DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING YOUR OPT-OUT IS JUNE 23rd 2021

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.

This collection will start on 1 July 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 23 June 2021.

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

To register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out) you can download the form from the link below and then returning it to the surgery before the deadline of June 23rd 2021

Type-one-Opt-out-Form

More information about this matter can be viewed on the NHS Digital website here

COVID vaccination

The COVID vaccination programme is now well underway and as predicted, there is a strict order to who is offered the vaccination when. Please click on the following link which details the COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups and the order in which they will be vaccinated: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-care-home-and-healthcare-settings-posters/covid-19-vaccination-first-phase-priority-groups Please note, the programme is likely to last several months and we are currently unable to advise when each group may be invited. Please do not phone or write in to the practice to enquire about this, we are working with limited information and will continue to post more when this becomes available. In the interim, please continue to follow public health advice to cut down the risk of contracting and passing on COVID-19.

Best wishes 

The Vale Practice team

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the COVID vaccination can be found here: Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - North Central London CCG

Please be aware of potential fraudulent activity with regards to the COVID vaccine. 

 

Clinical Photography

Please do not send in medical images/pictures to the practice until you have spoken to a clinician.  If an image/picture is thought necessary, the doctor or nurse will explain how you do this. This will enable us to make sure your personal data is dealt with appropriately and sensitively.

Face Coverings and Masks

Please ensure you are wearing a face covering or mask BEFORE entering the surgery, and do not remove it until you have left. (unless asked to do so by a doctor or nurse)

You will not be permitted to enter the surgery without a face covering or mask.

Please note: we will NOT be supplying face mask exemption letters for use on public transport and/or in shops and supermarkets.

Retirement of Dr Dina Dhorajiwala and Dr Harry Webb

Dr Dina Dhorajiwala and Dr Harry Webb, who have been with the practice since it was founded in 2006, will be retiring from the partnership in September 2021. Our other partner, Dr Neemisha Tailor, will continue in full time clinical work. Dr Dhorajiwala (who has stopped normal clinical duties from 1.6.21) will continue work in a management role as clinical director for the local Primary Care Network. Dr Webb will continue clinical work until early September this year.

 

Since it was set up in 2006, the Vale Practice has grown from some 2000 patients to its current size of over 11,000. We would like to thank our patients, clinicians and administrative staff for their help and support over the years, without which this success would not have been possible.

 

We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude specifically for the time and effort many of you gave to the practice in various ways over the years. This includes support for our patient participation group as well as the donation of artwork, help with practice design and the gift of furniture, which we hope will continue to be appreciated in future by patients and staff alike.

 

We regard it as an honour and a privilege to have worked with you as your clinicians over the last 15 years. We shall always treasure these memories.

 

With thanks and best wishes,

 

Dr Dina Dhorajiwala and Dr Harry Webb

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): ADVICE

Stay at home if you have either a high temperature (you feel hot to touch on your chest or back), a new, continuous cough (this means you've started coughing repeatedly), or loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

DO NOT got to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home unless; you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

For further information, please go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/ and https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk. If you think you may have Covid-19, have travelled to an affected area - please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to find out what to do next

For further advice and support, please go to our 'News' section.

Prescription Requests and Emails

As advised by NHS England, we will not be issuing more than the usual amount of medication, however please be assured that you will not be left without your medication should you need to self-isolate.

To avoid unnecessary contact with others, please request your prescription via email. Alternatively, we now have a table outside the surgery where you can write your request and pop it in the surgey's letter box. Please DO NOT come into the surgery to request a prescription. As before, prescription requests will take 48 hours.

If you have a fever, a new continuous cough, or loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste, please self-isolate and consult NHS 111 Online http://nhs.uk/coronavirus or telephone NHS 111. Please DO NOT attend the surgery or send an email. The emails are for administrative purposes such as requests for prescriptions, fit notes and medical reports. If you require medical advice, please contact Reception on 020 8347 3330.

Welcome to the Vale Practice Online

This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.

*Please visit the 'News' section of our website to read a letter from the GP Partners regarding recent changes to our practice.*

As well as a source of information about our practice, our staff, and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for a variety of health-related information.

Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services and further develop the website to make it more useful for our patients.

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