Important information regarding closure times 11.06.21
The surgery will be closed for training on Thursday 17.06.21 from 12.30pm until Friday 18.06.21 at 8.30am
Type 1 Data Opt out
General Practice Data for Planning and Research Data Collection (GPDfPR) – Type 1
Please note that the practice has been legally required by the Secretary of State to allow the extraction by NHS Digital and the data is extracted centrally by NHS Digital.
As well as using your information to support the delivery of care to you, your data may be used by NHS Digital to help improve the way health and social care is delivered to patients and service users throughout England. From the 1st September 2021, NHS Digital will securely extract your information to provide access to patient data to the NHS and other organisations who need to use it, to improve health and social care for everyone.
NHS Digital will primarily use your information in a way that does not identify you (your information will be pseudonymised). However, they will be able to use their software to identify you in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason to do so. NHS Digital may also share your information with third parties such as Local Authorities, primary care networks (PCNs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), research organisations, including universities, and pharmaceutical companies.
At the time of publication (June 2021), patients who have a “type 1” opt- out, will be excluded from this programme and will not have their data extracted for this purpose.
We know it can be difficult to know what to do and how to get the best help and treatment when you or a loved one are feeling unwell or suffered and injury. But if it is not a life-threatening emergency please do call 111 or got www.111.nhs.uk first where you can get quick expert advice.
The Practice is working as part of The Coastal Network (Primary Care Network) to deliver the COVID Vaccination Programme to the population of Teignmouth & Dawlish, at Dawlish Community Hospital.
WE ARE USING AN ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM FOR FIRST DOSES ONLY. PATIENTS WILL RECEIVE A TEXT MESSAGE WITH A LINK THAT TAKES THEM TO A PAGE CALLED SYSTMONLINE. THE TEXT WILL STATE GP SURGERY: GLENDEVON MEDICAL CENTRE ON BEHALF OF BARTON SURGERY. THIS IS BECAUSE GLENDEVON MEDICAL PRACTICE ARE SENDING OUT TEXTS ON BEHALF OF BARTON SURGERY AND CHANNEL VIEW MEDICAL GROUP.
ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO CONFIRM YOUR DATE OF BIRTH. YOU WILL THEN BE PROMPTED TO SELECT A DAY, TIME AND BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT. THESE INVITATION TEXTS WILL COME FROM “GP-SURGERY GLENDEVON MEDICAL CENTRE ON BEHALF OF BARTON SURGERY ” AND ARE LEGITIMATE.
WE ASK THAT PATIENTS WAIT TO BE CONTACTED BY THE PRACTICE FOR THEIR COVID VACCINE,PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US UNLESS WE HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT YOU TO BOOK IN FOR THE VACCINE. You can help us by ensuring that we have a mobile number for yourself or a nominated representative (i.e. family member) so that we can contact you via text message.
NHS urges people not to contact their GP practice about a vaccination
The NHS is urging people who have received a letter from the National Booking System not to contact their GP practice about a vaccination.
Anyone who has received a letter from the National Booking System inviting them to book an appointment should use the website or 119 (free, 7am-11pm, seven days a week) to book an appointment.
Please don’t contact your GP practice about a vaccination.
Practices are reporting a significant number of calls which are preventing people who need medical help getting through to the practice.
It also slows down the vaccination programme as it makes it harder to book appointments for people in priority groups.
There are several locations for vaccination – appointments are regularly added so if there are not any available, keep checking the website for availability in coming weeks.
GP practices are currently vaccinating people aged 60 and over.
When practices move to vaccinate people in different cohorts, they will contact them.
GERM DEFENCE STUDY
We have recently sent out a text message with a link to Germ Defence, this is not a scam, however we can see that this may look concern
URGENT ATTENTION – COVID ADVICE WHEN VISITING SURGERY
MINIMISING THE RISK OF CORONAVIRUS WHILST VISITING THE SURGERY
We are trying to keep the flow of patients through the surgery as safe as we can, so could you please: • Arrive literally at your appointment time, i.e. if you are early please stay in your car or outside until your appointment time and not in the surgery. • Please wear a face covering when in surgery. • Do not wear multiple layers of clothing that will need to be removed for the procedure/examination to be performed as this will also help to minimise any risk.
Thank you for your co-operation
RESEARCH FOR POTENTIAL TREATMENTS FOR COVID-19
The practice is working in partnership with Public Health England and the University of Oxford to deliver a new research study to patients with symptoms of COVID-19. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE TESTED FOR COVID-19 AS PART OF THE STUDY PROTOCOL.
If you have developed a temperature (hot to touch) or a new cough in the last 14 days, the Research Team at Oxford University would like you to consider taking part in their research trial which is investigating potential treatments for coronavirus. Please note that the time frame has been extended to 14 days.
Eligible patients will be randomised to usual care or to start a drug called Hydroxychloroquine.
If you have any questions relating to the study, please visit the study website here, or alternatively email the Principle Study Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
MAIN SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS
The main symptoms of coronavirus are either: •a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) •a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) •loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Use the 111 online coronavirus service. It will ask about your symptoms and tell you what to do. The website address is www.111.nhs.uk
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. The telephone number is 111
If your symptoms are mild, you’ll usually be advised to not leave your home for at least 10 days.
Anyone you live with should not leave your home for 14 days.
For further information go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
FIT NOTE GUIDANCE
From Friday 20 March onwards, those who have COVID-19 or are advised to self-isolate will be able to obtain an “isolation note” by visiting NHS 111 online and completing an online form, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need see a GP to provide a “fit note” after seven days of sickness absence. Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of a patients inability to attend.
Welcome to Barton Surgery
The Barton Surgery is the only GP practice in Dawlish and is situated in the upper part of the main car park in the town, adjacent to Dawlish Community Hospital.
The Warren Surgery is a small branch surgery situated in the centre of Dawlish Warren and is open for part of every day, Monday to Friday.