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Type 1 data Opt out and National Data Opt out

For information regarding the the Type 1 opt out and National Data Opt out please click here.

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.
This collection will start on 1st September 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 25th August 2021.

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.

If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.

To register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-out) you can complete the form and then returning it to the surgery before the deadline of 25th August 2021 . Click here for the form (Please note this form needs to be hand signed you can submit the signed form to reception or via email)

Covid-19 vaccines

We urge everyone eligible who has not yet had their first vaccine to book on the national booking system or by calling 119. 

You can also book an appointment at Walthamstow Central Library directly by calling 0203 196 3239 or by booking online

You can book an appointment at a community pop up clinic or at Leytonstone Library, or make general vaccine enquiries by calling 0208 496 3000. 

You can book an appointment at Chingford Leisure Centre, Westfield or at a pharmacy site on the national booking system or by calling 119. 

If you have had your first vaccine, please make sure you have your second vaccine to ensure maximum protection. 

If you have specific concerns about taking the vaccine and would like to talk to a health professional please contact your GP. 

There is comprehensive information, guidance, and answers to questions, including vaccination on who is currently eligible, information for pregnant women, frontline health and social care staff and carers at COVID-19 Vaccination programme | East London Health & Care Partnership (eastlondonhcp.nhs.uk) 

You can also find information on the vaccine, including local case studies, on the Waltham Forest Council website: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/covid-19-vaccinations 

Cornavirus Update - Click here for information

GPES COVID-19 response transparency notice

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Domestic Violence Information

Domestic violence has sadly gone up, if you are suffering call 999 in an emergency. If you are unable to talk on the phone call 999 and press 55 if on a mobile.

For more support:

National domestic abuse helpline - 08082000247

The men's advice line - 08088010327

Covid-19 Testing

For more information on testing please click the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested

FAIR PROCESSING NOTICE

For details as to how we use your data to manage your care in line with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act of 2018, please click here

LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY LEYTON HEALTHCARE STAFF

Clinical Team

A variety of languages are spoken by our clinical team, amongst which are:

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Arabic, Serbia and Macedonian

Reception Team

Languages spoken by our reception team include English, Romanian and Urdu.

Further details are available from a member of our reception team.

Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning website

Find out how the wider health economy works by accessing the Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning website.

A New Way to Get Your Medicines and Appliances

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. To read more click here.

Text Reminder Service

The Practice’s computer software reminds patients of their appointment with the Practice. This system has significantly improved the number of missed appointments each month. Please ensure your mobile telephone number is held on our records and is up to date when you visit the Practice.

If you prefer not to take advantage of this service, please advise a member of our reception team and your record will be amended to stop future reminders

Statement of Intent re IT Developments 

New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to future IT developments

Read ours here

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