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Flu FAQ’s

I am/I care for someone who is housebound – how do I arrange for the flu vaccination? Please inform our reception if you’re housebound and would like a flu vaccine so they can document it. Arrangements will be made in due course for someone to visit and administer the vaccine. I cannot make it to the flu clinics – can I still have the vaccine? We would appreciate it, where possible, if you could attend one of the clinics. However we will have appointments available to book after all the clinics have finished. I think I’m eligible for the flu clinic but I haven’t received my letter? If you have had previous vaccinations from… Read More

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Why is it important to register with another practice if you live outside our practice area boundary?

Your GP practice is legally obliged, if you have a clinical need, to provide home visits to you at your home address. If you live outside our practice boundary we will not have the manpower to visit you at home. Services like midwives, health visitors and district nurses may not be able to visit you at home, if you live outside our practice boundary, because they are set up to link with GP practice boundaries. Also please note that if you are in receipt of free prescriptions, the Prescriptions Authority will check your address on their records for you against the address on your prescriptions and may take action against… Read More

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Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website. Click here to view the Government website for information about Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) If you require a doctor’s sickness certificate, please telephone 01543 440819 to book an appointment to see the doctor.

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How to opt-out of sharing your personal information

You will have already, or will shortly receive a leaflet from the NHS entitled “Better information means better care”. Click here to download and print this leaflet Click here to find out more about how your personal information is likely to be shared If you would like to tell us about your preference regarding the recent leaflet sent to you from the NHS entitled “Better information means better care”, we will only be able to record your preference if you include in your message the following information: Your name in full Your date of birth Your address We will need to know if you would like to opt-out of sharing information help… Read More

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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical Information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The Practice has NO choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, individual patients can instruct their Practice to stop the transfer of their data.   In more detail: Are you aware that your personal medical information that you share with your GP or other healthcare professional is about to be extracted and stored on a computer outside of the control of this practice where the practice will have no say… Read More

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PPG – What is it? Would you Like to be Involved?

Langton Medical Group’s Virtual Patient Participation Group Dear patient Welcome to our Patient Participation Group (PPG) website page. All patients registered with the Langton Medical Group are invited to join our Patient Participation Group.  The Patients Participation Group is an on-line group for patients to communicate directly with the Practice about issues that will help improve the services we offer to our patients. We will send communications to members of the Group by text and messages on this page of our website.  Group members can send comments to the Practice on issues posted on the PPG page on the Practice website but using the facility on the “Contact Us” page… Read More

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Disabled Access

At the main Lichfield surgery The new Medical Centre has 4 dedicated parking spaces which share a lowered pavement for easy access for people who use wheelchairs. We have an automatic front door, a lowered section in our reception desk, a hearing loop at reception and a ground floor toilet for people with disabilities. We have signs in colour to aid people with vision impairments. At the branch surgery in Whittington Inside our branch surgery we have all the features above plus Braille on our tactile signs.

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