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PATIENT ONLINE SERVICES                                                                                                                                               

Did you know that you could register for patient online services?  This will include repeat prescription requests, booking or cancelling appointments and viewing certain aspects of your medical records.  If you wish to access these services, please attend the practice with photographic identification.  You will be provided with unique login details and information on how to register.  For more information, please contact the practice.

A NEW WALKING GROUP

IN COLLABORATION WITH HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY BODS & HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

FIRST WALK - THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2016 AT 11AM FOR AN HOUR

THEN EVERY THURSDAY

MEETING POINT - OUTSIDE HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

WALKING IS AN EXCELLENT FORM OF EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.  IT IS CONVENIENT, FREE, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOU CAN GO AT YOUR OWN SPEED.

A GOOD WALK CAN:

  • MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPIER - EXERCISE RELEASES ENDORPHINS AND SEROTONIN WHICH IMPROVES YOUR MOOD, REDUCING STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
  • IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN POWER - EXERCISE IMPROVES LEARNING, CONCENTRATION, ABSTRACT REASONING AND MEMORY.  IT EVEN STIMULATES BRAIN CELL REGENERATION.
  • HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER - REGULAR ACTIVITY PROMOTES BETTER SLEEP, ALTHOUGH STRENUOUS EXERCISE BEFORE GOING TO BED IS NOT ADVISED

 

WIN THE RACE AGAINST FLU!

PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR FLU VACCINATION

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE FLU VACCINATION IF YOU ARE AGED 65 YEARS OR OVER, PREGNANT OR SUFFER FROM A CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITION SUCH AS COPD OR DIABETES.  MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx

In August 2016, the practice had a total of 157 appointments that were not attended.


If you are unable to keep your appointment, please make
every effort to cancel it well in advance so that it may be
offered to someone else. Non-attendance and
cancellations at short notice without a valid reason
deprives other patients of essential medical services.

Data Collection on Fit notes-

The Health and Social Care Information Cente (HSCIC) have informed us that they will be extracting data from the practice system about fit notes. Any data collected will be anonymous.

Please refer to the 'further information' section on the right hand side of this page and select 'Data Collection - Fit notes' for further information.

ISLINGTON IHUB -  EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS!!

Islington IHUB offers increased access to GPs for patients registered at any Islington practice.

Islington has 3 hub. Registered patients are now able to book appointments with Islington doctors and nurses at an Islington GP hub when the practice is closed. Simply ask a receptionist for an ”I:Hub” appointment and they will try to offer you one that is both convenient for you and that also suits your health needs.

Islington GP hubs are open between 6.30pm and 8.00pm each weekday and from 8.00am to 8.00pm at the weekend.

If we are closed you can call the usual surgery number between 6.30pm to 8.00pm Mon to Fri and 8.00am to 8.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays and your call will be answered by i:Hub staff who will be able to assist you. These appointments are available for routine appointments and do not need to be urgent requests.

If you book an appointment you will be asked to give consent for the doctor or nurse to see your medical records, on this occasion only, in order to provide you with the best care.

                                                                                                                                                                

 

Data collection - Fit notes

Anonymous data collection of fit notes - HSCIC/DWP

 The Health and Social Care Information Cente (HSCIC) have informed us that they will be extracting data from the practice system about fit notes. Any data collected will be anonymous.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act) gives the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) statutory powers, under section 259(1), to require data from health or social care bodies or organisations who provide health or adult social care in England, where it has been Directed to establish an information system by the Department of Health (DH) (on behalf of the Secretary of State) or NHS England.

 The purpose of the anonymised data collection is to provide the Department for Work and Pensions with information derived from computer generated ‘Med3’ forms, known as fit notes to undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of the new Fit for Work service, which provides an occupational health assessment, and Employment Support Allowance and Universal Credit; identify geographic, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and GP practice level differences in sickness absence management to inform policy development and continuous improvement, resulting people returning to work sooner; enable baseline comparisons for the Fit for Work service; use fit note data to build an understanding of the drivers for benefit claiming; and enable CCGs to self-audit their fit note to inform their own policy and commissioning decisions.

 

For further information, please click on the links below: 

ICO information page for the public: www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public

HSCIC information page about collections:  www.hscic.gov.uk/article/4963/What-we-collect

HSCIC information pages for the public:

www.hscic.gov.uk/yourinfo 

www.hscic.gov.uk/article/3388/How-we-look-after-information

For details on how this data may be used visit: www.gov.uk/dwp/fit-note-data



 
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