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1.  Important Notice
From 1 March 2019 pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients at this practice.  If this change affects you please make arrangements to order your own prescriptions directly from the surgery.
 

2.  On-line Patient Access - See video and information below.  Sign up today ..
3.  Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) Info here:EPS INFO
  Download Pharmacy Nomination Form here  Form
4.  TIMES ARE CHANGING - EXTENDED ACCESS EVENINGS & WEEKENDS - click here EXTENDED ACCESS   Poplars HUB Information Leaflet   
EXTENDED HOURS HELD AT ASHFIELD SURGERY, HAVE NOW CEASED 2019. ALL EXTENDED HOURS APPMTS CONTINUE AT THE POPLARS HUB.

5.  Care of your ears: Ear Syringing is used to clear ear wax from ears that is causing reduced hearing. This service will no longer be available at the surgery. We have put together an INFORMATION LEAFLET designed to help you care for your ears.
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Care Records & Data Sharing

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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