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To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVD-19), we are  moving all requests for appointments to a telephone triage system. Please ring us between 08:20 -10:00 am if you need medical advice for acute conditions. After the doctors call, patients who need to be seen in person will be given a face to face appointment at the surgery.

Alongside telephone, video, face to face appointment we now have online consultations.

This health advice can be accessed either via https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/the-ridgeway-surgery   

Or for patients who have an online access, can access it via the "health advice" tab. 

 

GP Record Sharing

SUMMARY CARE RECORDS 

For some years this national system has been in place, it is an electronic record of important information such as allergies and current medication, created from your GP record. It can be seen and used by staff in other areas of the health and social care system involved in your care. 

To find out more click on https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr  or call NHS digital on 0300 303 5678. Patients have the right to object to but would need to complete a Summary Care Record form. This system works well when you are on Holiday in England so a local Emergency Department could see your basic GP information and allergies.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Shared Care Record 

This new shared care record (SCR) allows health and social care professionals who are involved in your care to see relevant information about you at the point of care. This system will improve safety for patients, reduce the number of times patients and carers have to give information and past illnesses, help the Emergency Departments and on call services provide joined up care. It will allow much more detail to be viewed than the summary care record.

To find out more click call 0345 646 1163 or click on:  https://herefordshireandworcestershireccg.nhs.uk/health-services/shared-care-record 

Patients have the right to object to but would need to complete a shared care record preference form.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

 1st September 2021 NHS Digital had planned be collect GP data to support vital health and care planning and research. The start date has now been delayed while more consultation is undertaken.  For more information please click the link below:

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

If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your choice by completing Type 1 Opt-out 

Some patients are also registering a National Opt Out, see tab 16.

Hard copy of the form is available here to print: Type 1 Opt-Out Form

General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice

Shared Care Record Letter - Ridgeway Surgery

Shared Care Record Leaflet



 
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