Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records. Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build extensions. In addition it will also make your record more easily and speedily accessible to clinical staff within your practice.
Your complete GP medical record will be digital and stored in a secure cloud based clinical system (only accessible by your GP practice) with the paper based records being securely destroyed following BS EN 15713:2009 Secure destruction of confidential material. Your GP will still be able to access your records easily within this system. The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS. As with paper based records, digital records are stored for the durations specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care. For GP patient records, this states that they may be destroyed 10 years after the patient’s death if they are no longer needed.
If you wish to discuss the scheme, please inform the Practice direct either by letter or via e-mail
We are experiencing a high demand for flu immunisation this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have also had to change the way we run our flu clinics, in order to maintain physical distancing and ensure infection control processes are in place. There are NO WALK IN CLINICS this year – everyone needs an appointment.
Immunisation is currently being offered to everyone over 65 or those under that age in an ‘at risk group’.
Flu Clinics will be held as follows:
Saturdays – 24th October and 7th November from 9:00 -12:30;
Afternoons (13:30 – 15:00) of 20th, 21st and 27th October;
Evenings (17:30 – 18:30) of 13th, 15th, 20th and 21st October.
To book an appointment if at all possible email us - otherwise the phone lines will block completely.
Email us on gp-A82053@nhs.net
Please tell us your preferred date, with a second choice, and we will reply with a time. The first batch of clinics booked very quickly so please be patient with us. If you are unable to email phone between 10-12 and 2-4, and unfortunately be prepared for a wait!