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Important Information Regarding GP Extended Access Appointments:

With effect from Monday 16 September, Donnington is no longer funded to provide extended hours appointments (between 6.30pm - 8.00pm) for patients registered at Charlton Medical Practice, and will only be able to offer extended hours appointments for Donnington patients two nights per week instead of three - Mondays and Wednesdays.

Telford & Wrekin CCG have commissioned an alternative extended hours service which will be accessible to all patients up to 8pm every night of the week, weekends and bank holidays. The service will be held at various locations, either at Stirchley Medical Practice or one of the Teldoc surgeries. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact your own practice as usual (all practices have access to the extended hours system).

 

Telford Health Hearts:   https://www.telfordccg.nhs.uk/your-health/telford-healthy-hearts

NHS Apps Library:   https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library

Statement Of Intent

Practice Statement of Intent

IT/ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS

STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR DONNINGTON MEDICAL PRACTICE

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:



    • Referral Management

    • Electronic Appointment Booking

    • Online Repeat Prescription Requesting

    • Summary Care Record

    • GP2GP transfers

    • Patient Access to Records



Please find below details of the practice stance with regards to these developments:

 

REFERRAL MANAGEMENT

All practices must include the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice.


Donnington Medical Practice currently meets this requirement.

 

ELECTRONIC APPOINTMENT BOOKING

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish, to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.

 

Donnington Medical Practice currently offers the facility for booking and cancelling appointments online. If you do not already have a user name and password for this facility, please ask at reception.

 

ONLINE REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTING

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish to, to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances.

 

Donnington Medical Practice currently offers the facility for ordering repeat prescriptions online. If you do not already have a user name and password for this facility, please ask at reception.

 

SUMMARY CARE RECORD

Practices are required to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis to the Summary Care record, or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2015.

 

Having your Summary Care Record 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. You can do this via an opt out form – please ask at reception.


Donnington Medical Practice is already live with SCR. However if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know, so we can update your records.

 

GP2GP RECORD TRANSFERS

There is a contractual requirement to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient’s records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers.


It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP 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 several weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers, your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.


Donnington Medical Practice currently meets this requirement.

 

PATIENT ACCESS TO THEIR GP RECORD

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility to view online, export or print any summary of information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items/date such as ‘additional’ record elements which has been agreed between the contractor and the patient, or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2015.

 

Donnington Medical Practice currently meets this requirement. 



 
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