Coronavirus (Covid-19) IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Shortly, the NHS will no longer be issuing paper prescriptions.
It is important, to ensure you can still obtain your medication, that you inform the practice NOW of your usual pharmacy so that we can send your prescription to them electronically.
Please inform the receptionist of your preference today!
Park Run Practice
The Canford Heath Group Practice is a Parkrun Practice. These free weekly 5K events are for all ages from 4+ every Saturday morning. 2K junior parkruns for 4-14 years old are available on Sunday mornings. There are over 750 locations in the UK. The Practice is linked to Poole Parkrun, but other runs locally take place at Upton Country Park, Bournemouth, West Moors and Blandford.
Information about Parkrun is available in the surgery or at www.parkrun.org.uk
Parkrun is accessible for all whether you run, jog, walk, volunteer or even spectate.
Your Mobile Number
The practice will routinely ask you for your mobile phone number (which we shall never divulge to an outside agency without your express permission.) Please do make sure your mobile number is updated. We use this to communicate with you in person and by text message. Examples of why we need your mobile number include:
- Texting you confirmation of appointments
- Testing you if appointments have to be cancelled.
- Sending you messages because blood tests are due.
- Texting you important information about your care at the practice.
If you wish to opt our of receiving text messages please ask the receptionist to leave a message with the Practice Manager.
Type 2 Opt Outs
Type 2 objections instructed NHS Digital not to share a patients confidential information for purposes beyond their individual care. It was recorded in the GP practice record using the following code 9Nu4.
The national data opt-out allowes patients to choose to stop their confidential patient information from being used for purposes beyond their individual care. The opt out has been applied by NHS Digital since 25 May 2018 and by 2020 all health and care organisation must apply national data opt-outs in line with the policy.
Patient who wishes to opt-out from 11th of October 2018 will have to to go the "Your NHS Data Matters" website www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters where they can find out more about data sharing and set a national data opt-out.
GP Appointments at Wimborne or Poole Hospitals
We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask. These appointments may be at a different site; for example, Wimborne or Poole Hospitals.
We have updated our Privacy Notice with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR.) Please click on the link on the right hand side entitled "Privacy Notice".
In order for the GPs and Nurse Practitioners at the practice to effectively plan their day and rounds, we ask that requests for home visits are made before 10.30am. Your usual GP, if they are working, will visit you if the request is made before 10.30. Visits after this may be dealt with by a GP you do not know. We respectfully remind patients that home visits are for the housebound.
On line services
There are many ways to contact the surgery to book or cancel appointments and order prescriptions. One of these ways is by registering for our online service especially as we now no longer accept requests for prescriptions by telephone. If this is something you would like to sign up for please email Chgp.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to be a teaching practice, training the next generation of GPs. You may be offered an appointment with our Registrar who is a fully qualified doctor, but one who is now training to be a GP. Our Registrar can call on their mentor (one of the GPs at the practice) at any time should they need to. Their clinical work is also strictly monitored by their GP trainer/mentor. For the purposes of teaching it may be necessary for your record to be reviewed by the Registrar and the teacher/mentor after your appointment or during one of the Registrar's one-to-one teaching sessions with their GP trainer/mentor. Please be aware that access to your records is strictly controlled and in line with our confidentiality policy.