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18 - 25 year olds - Don’t miss your invitation for a Covid-vaccination

Important Notice: If you are 18 or older and have not updated your mobile number with your GP practice you might not receive your message to book your COVID jab. We have found several records of those aged 18-25 contain a number belonging to their parent or guardian.   Please contact us on telephone or email to update your mobile number. 

You can also book your jab on the National Booking System via this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/  or calling 119

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HOLIDAYMAKERS

If you’re staying away from home in self-contained accommodation, make sure that you’ve got some essentials with you including plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic, and order enough of your regular medication from your own GP ahead of your stay away.

Forgot your medication?

Pharmacists can arrange an emergency supply of medicines if you forget to renew your prescription or bring your medication on holiday, even if you don’t live in Cornwall. You can also order a prescription online.

Need health advice?

Anyone who is either on holiday, or visiting from another part of the country is asked to call their own GP, and not the one closest to where they’re staying in Cornwall, if they need non-urgent advice.

For people who need urgent – but not emergency – medical care when their own GP is not open, and don’t think they can wait, there is just one number to remember – 111. Visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111, at any time day or night.

Please do not turn up at the minor injuries units (MIU) or urgent treatment centres (UTC) without contacting 111 first. If, after contacting 111, you need to attend an MIU or UTC, you will be given an arrival time, which will help everyone continue to follow government guidance, maintain distance and keep people safe while COVID continues to circulate.

Anyone with serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries should dial 999.

https://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/get-info/choose-well   - On Holiday in Cornwall.

What injuries can a minor injury unit treat?

Minor injury units can treat a range of conditions which have occurred during the previous 14 days. These include sprains and strains; broken bones; minor burns and scalds; head injuries (but not if someone is unconscious); insect and animal bites and stings; minor eye injuries, cuts, bruising and grazes.

X-ray is available at some of our minor injury units.

17th May - People in England who have had both vaccine doses ...

People in England who have had both vaccine doses will be able to demonstrate their Covid vaccination status via the NHS app from 17th May.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad 

Those without access to the app can request a letter from the NHS proving their vaccination status by calling 119.

DATA SHARING UPDATE


General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

An important update about the sharing of your medical information has been announced by NHS Digital called GPDPR (replacing GPES). This has been developed in consultation with the BMA and RCGP over the past few years and recently a Data Provision Notice has been issued to GP surgeries meaning GP surgeries have a legal obligation to comply with this data sharing exercise.

However there has been criticism about the lack of information provided to the public and a very short timescale for patients to fully understand GPDPR. It is important that you are aware what sort of data is shared, why it is shared, and importantly how you can opt out of sharing your data should you wish to.

There is a very limited timeframe for registering your decision to opt out of data sharing (23rd June 2021) before the GPDPR comes into action on 1st July 2021. It will be presumed you are happy for your data to be shared unless you specifically opt out.  As a partnership we will be doing further work around how we ensure patients are aware of this change. 

To find out more please read the following 
privacy notice about GPDPR, this includes information about opting out https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/gp-privacy-notice

To opt out please complete a 
Type 1 Opt Out Form and return it to the practice, available here: https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/binaries/content/assets/website-assets/data-and-information/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/type-1-opt-out-form.docx  These can be returned to letters.stkeverne@nhs.net 

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