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SHIELDING EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PATIENTS


As you may be aware the government have sent over a million letters to patients advising them that they are in a ‘severely vulnerable at risk’ group and should isolate for the next 12 weeks.   These letters were produced using hospital data and not data from GP Practices. As a result the government announced that the GP practices will be writing to additional patients.   As you may have noticed, there has been a delay in this process centrally by NHS England / NHS Digital. We have been informed that we can now send the additional letters to those patients we have identified as meeting the criteria to be in the shielded group. These will be sent by 15th April at the latest.  If we have your mobile number we will text you to tell you the letter is on its way.  

Blue_Locked_FolderConfidentiality

The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

 
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