Your health records contain a type of data called ‘confidential patient information’. This data can be used to help with research and planning for NHS services throughout the country. You can choose to stop your ‘confidential patient information’ being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13. NHS Digital will never sell your data and there are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely and this data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for Coronavirus and for vaccine research.
If you are happy with your ‘confidential patient information’ being used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.
Whatever you choose will not impact your individual healthcare. Please click on the link to find out more and to Opt-Out if you wish to do so. https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
You may also choose to Opt-Out of any ‘identifiable patient data’ being shared outside of the GP practice for purposes except your own care. To do this you will need to complete a form and return it to the practice. Type 1 Opt-Out Form
We had a successful weekend and gave just over 3000 second doses of vaccine to those aged over 50. There are a few of you out there aged over 50 who need your second dose who couldn’t make it to these clinics. You need to get that second vaccine to give the cover you need against the Indian Variant. You have one more opportunity to get that vaccine at the Digby Hall on the 5th June. So please if you haven’t been invited or don’t have an appointment, please get in touch with your surgery as soon as you can. (The Apples, The Grove or Yetminster Surgeries). We have not yet been instructed to bring forward doses in those aged under 50, but that might change. We will do our best to keep you informed.
Next Saturday 5th June will be primarily a first dose Pfizer clinic for those aged 18-29 and any remainder in the cohort aged 30-39. We still have spaces in this clinic as we have been unable to contact many of you. If you are or know of someone in these age groups, registered with the local surgeries, then please get in touch, or ask them to get in touch. Pfizer vaccines are still in short supply, but we have been able to secure 1100 for next Saturday. We want to use them all up so please don’t delay in making contact.
As we are nearing the end of the vaccination programme here in Sherborne the next clinic will not be until the end of June. So again, this is your chance to get your first dose Pfizer and you may not have another opportunity for a few weeks at least. I know the weather is good and you might have a “better offer” for the 5th June but getting vaccinated and preventing illness in yourself and others is definitely the right thing to do.
Dr Rob Childs – Clinical Director of the Sherborne Area Network (PCN)
We are recruiting!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Nurse to join Yetminster Health Centre. We are rural dispensing practice with approximately 4,300 patients in a small idyllic village just outside the abbey town of Sherborne. As a small practice we get to know most of our patients and have an excellent reputation with our mostly elderly population.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, dynamic Practice Nurse to join our friendly multidisciplinary team for 18.25 hours per week (currently over 3 days). Flexibility will be necessary to assist in covering annual leave and/or sickness.
You will be working alongside 3 GP partners, 1 other experienced Practice Nurse and 1 HCA, providing a whole range of practice nursing duties. We have a small reception and dispensary team which supply medication to the majority of our patients.
If you think you are the ideal candidate please apply on NHS Jobs.
Please phone Yetminster Reception on 01935 872530 if you need to book a routine face to face appointment. Due to Coronavirus restrictions these appointments are not available to book online at the moment.
Your General Practice is unable to offer you a certification of Covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against Covid-19. You can however find details of all your vaccinations on the NHS App.
Proof of vaccination documents will also be available by calling 119 and requesting a paper version. Your GP surgery is unable to provide you with any such proof that will be usable for travel purposes.
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you all that the Evershot Branch site will not be re-opening. Please read the full article here.
Our principal aim is to offer a friendly, first-class service in caring for your health.
We hope to achieve this through a team approach involving doctors, administration staff, nurses, dispensers, midwife and health visitor.
We believe in bringing a broad range of services to our rural setting, in order to minimise inconvenience from travel and waiting times for our patients. To this end we have in-house physiotherapy, chiropody and cognitive behaviour therapy.