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The Harvey Practice Broadstone is closed from 6pm for all telephone contact and emergencies.  The telephone message will advise that you should dial 111 if you require medical assistance or 999 in the event to an emergency.  The Practice is open for pre-booked appointments until 8pm Mondays and Tuesdays, and 6.30pm Wednesday to Friday; prescriptions can also be collected during these times.

FLU - NHS England have recommended flu vaccines dependent on age and existing medical conditions and you will receive either the newly licensed Adjuvanted Trivalent or the Quadrivalent.

The Surgery will contact you to ensure you receive ‘your’ vaccine at the appropriate time.  Flu Clinics will be held during September, October and November.

If you are aged 65 and over your recommended flu vaccine is the Adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (newly licensed).

If you are aged between 18 and 64 and eligible for the flu vaccine due to an existing medical condition or you are pregnant your recommended flu vaccine is the Quadrivalent vaccine.

Important message for those patients who use SystmOnline - be aware of an official looking email asking you to click a link to log in because 'we are changing the system and need to update'.  SystmOnline has NOT sent emails and this is a scam.  Please contact the surgery if your online access is affected. Thank you.

We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends.  If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask.  These appointments may be at a  different site; for example, Poole General Hospital, Dorset County Hospital, Weymouth Walk-in Centre, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital. 

We are looking for people to join our Patient Representative Committee, the group meets 4 times a year.  Please leave your details with reception if you are interested and the Practice Manager will be in contact.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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