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WINTER PRESSURES

Harrogate District Hospital is experiencing unprecedented high levels of admissions and would ask members of the public to only use the A&E Department if emergency medical attention is needed. We would always encourage the public to consider using other services that are available to ensure that patients with emergency conditions can be seen as soon as possible. 

 

For patients with non-emergency symptoms please visit your community Pharmacist for advice or look online for advice at https://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx  

 

If you feel you need medical attention but are unsure where to turn, please contact NHS 111. If you feel that you do need to see a clinician, please consider ringing your GP practice to book an appointment with them or request an appointment at the extended hours Primary Care Hubs in Harrogate (and Ripon if you are a Ripon patient) which are open on Saturday morning. NHS 111 is still available when the practice is closed if you feel you need out of hours non-emergency medical help and advice.

 

Statement of Intent

 

New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a “statement of intent” in relation to the following IT developments:

 ■   Summary Care Record (SCR)

 ■   GP to GP Record Transfers (GP2GP)

 ■   Patient Online Access to their GP medical record

The same contractural obligations require that we have a “statement of intent” regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30th September 2014.

Please find below details of the practice’s stance with regards to these points:-

Summary Care Record (SCR)

NHS England require Practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the Summary Care Record (SCR) or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2015.

Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to. Of course if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way, then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record.

Ripon Spa Surgery confirm that your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis (unless you have opted out) to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be. If you require further information on the Summary Care Record, or you do not want your medical records to be available in this way, please look on the “home” page on the website and select “Summary Care Record”.

GP to GP Transfers

NHS England requires practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (this does not apply to temporary patient registrations). It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your previous practice and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take up to 2 weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. However, GP2GP record transfers your electronic medical record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.

Ripon Spa Surgery confirms that GP2GP transfers are already active, and we send and receive patient records via this system.

Patient Online Access to Their GP Record

NHS England require Practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2015. We currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line. This is done by the clinical system on-line facility. If you do not already have a user name and password for this system, please register for on-line access at the surgery.



 
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