Welcome to South Milford Surgery Online
THE PATIENT SURVEY FOR 2013 IS NOW AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE. WE WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD TALE 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE IT. THE INFORMATION IT GIVES HELPS US TO DESIGN A SERVICE THAT WORKS BEST FOR THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS. TO TAKE THE SURVEY
Dr Stuttard has left the surgery at the end of November to take up a position in Barnsley. We wish her every success for the future.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Elizabeth Fathers will be joining the surgery from January and we are still looking to recruit one further GP.
The GP's at the surgery now are; Dr Anne Mackenzie, Dr Steve Lovisetto, Dr Lisa King, Dr Kate Holden, Dr Shaun O'Connell, Dr Neil Metcalfe & Dr Lizzi Fathers.
From 1st January 2014 Dr Holden will be practising under her married of Dr Kate Fearnley
From January 2014 the partners at South Milford will be taking over as partners at Bramham Medical Centre where Dr Lovisetto has been working for the last two years. He will continue to work there but the other partners won't be working there. There is no intention to merge or join the surgeries and they will continue independantly. The senior partner at Bramham is retiring and this will allow the surgery to continue and to provide a service to its patients. There should be no effect on South Milford.
Care data: sharing your information
A modern information system has been developed, which will
make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving health services. The system is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England on behalf of the NHS.
The new system will also provide information that will enable the public to hold the NHS to account and ensure that any unacceptable standards of care are identified as quickly as possible. Information will help to:
- find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses
· guide local decisions about changes that are needed to respond to the needs
of local patients
· support public health by anticipating risks of particular diseases and conditions, and help us to take action to prevent problems
· improve the public’s understanding of the outcomes of care, giving them confidence in health and care services
· guide decisions about how to manage NHS resources so that they can best support the treatment and management of illness for the benefit of patients alt="" src="http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Yourchoices/GPchoice/PublishingImages/Tip_C.jpg"> It is important that you read the leaflet Care Data Leaflet so that you understand how information in medical records can be used to improve the way that healthcare is delivered.
If you are happy for your information to be used then you do not need to do anything. But if you have concerns you should talk us.
If you do not want information that identifies you from being shared outside your GP practice, talk to a member of staff at the practice. They will arrange to make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your information being used other than where necessary by law, such as in case of a public health emergency. You will also be able to restrict the use of information held by other places you receive care from. However, this will not affect the care you receive.