A problem with a national NHS supplier Roche means that we have unfortunately had to postpone routine blood tests due to temporary shortage in some of the biochemical compounds used by the University Hospitals Dorset to process the tests. Urgent blood tests continue. We know how frustrating this is and Roche are working urgently to resolve this.
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FLU CLINICS 2020
We will be starting the 2020 flu vaccination clinics in September, patients over 65 and patients with chronic health issues such as asthma and diabetes will be receiving a letter from us inviting them to make an appointment. This year our clinics will be much smaller and robustly controlled to abide by Social Distancing Regulations, if you do not have an appointment, please DO NOT attend.
A significant new group will be eligible for the free flu vaccine as people aged 50 to 64 will be invited LATER in the season for a vaccination. These clinics will be run by our Primary Care Network NOT by the surgery so please be patient and wait to be invited. Also, people who are on the shielded patient list and members of their household will be eligible and will be called.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR OPENING HOURS ARE NOW 8.00AM - 6.30PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY DURING THE PANDEMIC PERIOD
From 11th March, prescriptions will be signed, sent and processed electronically. You can choose a pharmacy t o dispense your prescription or you can decide each time you are issued with a prescription where it is sent. For Further details, please go our "online Services" page.
We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask. These appointments may be at a different site.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Update: Covid-19 and the use of your information
To look after your healthcare needs during the current coronavirus pandemic, we may urgently need to share your personal information including medical records with clinical and non-clinical staff who belong to organisations that are permitted to use your information and need to use it to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. This means that we may need to share your personal information for the purposes of treating you or a member of your family, and to allow us and other healthcare organisations to monitor the disease, assess risk and manage the spread of the disease. We may also need to use your information and health data to enable digital consultations and diagnoses, although we will always do this with your security in mind. We will only share your personal information when it is necessary to meet your needs or to meet public healthcare needs. These are temporary measures introduced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and, unless a further extension is required, will expire on 30 September 2020.
Please note that the data protection and electronic communication laws do not stop us from sending public health messages to you, either by phone, text or email, as these messages are not direct marketing.
For full document click see Privacy Notice from April 2020
GPES data extraction for pandemic planning and research (COVID-19)
Talbot Medical Centre, in common will all other GP surgeries, is legally obliged to extract personal confidential data from our patients’ GP records and upload them to NHS Digital for COVID-19 pandemic planning and research purposes.
Will is be asked for my permission before this happens?
NO. The requirement to obtain the explicit permission of patients before any such extraction is set aside by means of the legal obligation, enacted under s259 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
What information about me is uploaded?
The data which NHS Digital will collect and analyse contains NHS Number, postcode, address, surname, forename, sex, ethnicity, date of birth and date of death. It will also include coded health data which is held in your GP record such as details of diagnoses and findings, medications and other prescribed items, investigations, tests and results, treatments and outcomes, vaccinations and immunisations.
Click here for full document
GPES Data extraction document from NHS digital
TMC Rated "Good" by CQC
Thanks to everyone who made comments or participated in the CQC visit, which we had on Friday 9th February 2018. Our overall ratings were good in all areas, i.e. they are safe, effective, caring, responsive to people's needs and well led. See the report here.
Friends and Family Test
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