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Welcome to the Southam Surgery website which we hope you will find useful and informative. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of future issues affecting patient services. This site aims to advise you of the many services we offer you, the patient, as well as our plans for the future.

 

SUMMARY CARE RECORDS

All patients 16 years and above will receive an information pack from Warwickshire PCT with information regarding Summary Care Records (SCR).

 

Patients will have the option to "OPT OUT" of the programme, to do this they will have to complete an "OPT OUT FORM", which they can order using the order form in their packs, or by calling 0845 603 8510 and requesting one, or by using the website www.nhsrecords.nhs.uk.

 

The information will only be used in unscheduled care settings i.e. Out of Hours, A&E, wall in centres etc.

 

The information will only contain, medication, allergies, adverse reactions and discontinued medication up to 6 months.

 

The information can only be accessed by authorised staff using a smartcard.

 

If new patients register at the practice and have come from outside of Warwickshire they will need to be given a pack for each new patient over 16 years.  If the patient is moving within Warwickshire they will already have received the information.

 

Children under 16 years will not receive letters, if a parent or guardian wishes to opt them out they must complete an opt out form for each child.

 

If a patient has already opted out, they do not need to complete another form.

 

When a patient arrives for treatment at the unscheduled care setting they will be asked for permission to access their information, if the patient is not happy they can say no at that stage.  This would only be ignored if the patient was unable to communicate, or if it was a court protection matter.

 

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You will see many friendly, familiar faces on the pictures here and also some faces from behind the scenes. The surgery has various staff members to maintain an efficient and friendly service to the patients.

"Need a repeat prescription? Simply click onto the the green prescription tab on this site and complete the on-line form. Your medication will be at the local pharmacist, or ready for collection within 2 working days."

Your comments are always appreciated - why not join our patient participation group to have your say? Details are on the website.

We see this website as our main communication with patients in the future. Please keep your eyes on the Southam Surgery Newsletter in the Information section which will be regularly updated with current issues and practice news. The Travel Advice section will offer helpful information for your forthcoming trip abroad.

 

Childhood Immunisations.  The immunisation schedule was updated in 2006.  Please contact the surgery if you have any queries.