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COVID VACCINE

Update Wednesday 16th June 2021: patients aged 21 and over (including patients who will turn 21 before 1st July 2021) invited

Patients may book online with the national vaccination programme using the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

If you do not have internet access, you can call 119, option 2.

Please note that you will be contacted when you are eligible to receive the vaccine. You should not call the practice unless asked to do so.

Click here to find out more.

 

General Practice Data for Planning and Research Service

Hollow Way Medical Centre, like all GP Practices, is legally required to share data with NHS Digital. This is mandated by the Secretary of State for Health and there is a legal basis for us to do so.

For information about this data collection, please visit the following NHS Digital website:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice

This is regularly updated by NHS Digital and contains comprehensive information including;

  • What data is shared and why 
  • The legal basis
  • Registering Opt-Outs 

Another useful NHS Digital resource for patients is:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/advice-for-the-public

The start date for this process is 1st September 2021. If you wish to opt-out of the NHS Digital data collection (a "Type 1 Opt-Out"), please complete this form and either email it to hwmc@nhs.net or drop it in to the practice by Monday 23rd August 2021. If you cannot download or print a form at home, you can telephone NHS Digital on 0300 303 5678 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk at any time.

If you would like to provide feedback about the data collection then you may use one of the following links:

Provision of certificates or evidence of your COVID vaccination status

Patients who require a certificate of COVID vaccination status can use the NHS App or call the NHS Helpline. Details of both services are below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

Proof of your vaccination status is available in the NHS App, which is also valuable for accessing your health record and ordering repeat prescriptions, and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services. 

The NHS App can be downloaded from:

iPhone/iOS https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline

If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/

If you already have access/login details for patient online services, such as Patient Access, you may use this.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or longer if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.

Practice News

Read our latest news here:

  • Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
  • Flu jab
  • The PRINCIPLE Trial – COVID-19 Treatments
  • Get a coronavirus test
  • Help at Home - Social Prescribing
  • WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR PATIENTS FROM THE 1ST OF JUNE 2020
  • Managing your health at home
  • Need help with Benefits / Universal Credit?

Data Sharing for Patients

COVID-19

To care for your needs during this pandemic, the Practice and our Data Processors (including other GP Practices and NHS organisations) may obtain and securely process your existing and additional personal information to assess you.

This information may include but will not be limited to capturing and storing video and photographic imagery. Any information obtained and processed will be joined up to your GP records where available. We rely on the lawful grounds of ‘public interest’ to process this information, we cannot achieve our health and social care objective by any other means.