Welcome to The Studfall Partnership
Enhanced Access Service – Patient Survey 2022/23
We would very much value your feedback to help us shape the approach to how patients can access local General Practice services in your area. From 1st October 2022, each of the Primary Care Networks (PCNs - groups of GP practices working together in close geography to deliver NHS services) have been asked to provide appointments outside of normal working hours to patients registered at their member General Practices. Alongside practice data, your feedback will be used to help shape your local practice and PCN plans on delivering these extra appointments.
Please CLICK to access the survey. Many thanks.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
JOIN OUR PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)
Are you interested in how your Medical Centre is run and what services it provides?
We are currently looking for new members to join our Patient Participation Group (also called PPG). This is a group of patients who meet during the year to discuss how our patients view the practices performance and to discuss what plans we put in place to improve our performance. The group is also contacted during the year if specific views are sought on various topics from the group.
It is not an onerous task but allows you to understand better how a GP practice operates and give you an opportunity to have a say on how the practice performs.
Coronavirus Booster update:
You will be invited for your Covid Booster vaccination when it is due. Please do not contact your GP Practice as they are unable to book the booster until your invite letter which will detail 'How to Book' . For further information regarding local drop in sessions please go to https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/coronavirus-vaccination-in-northamptonshire.aspx
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian.
If you do not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 opt-out form or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.
Type 1 Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data)
Services will not collect data from GP practices about patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out with their practice. More information about Type 1 Opt-outs is in our GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice, including a form that you can complete and send to your GP practice.
This collection will start on 1 July 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice by 23 June 2021.
If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after this collection has started, no more of your data will be shared. Patient data which was shared before you registered the Type 1
Opt-out will be held by NHS Digital.
If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out.
National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data)
NHS Digital will collect data from GP medical records about patients who have registered a National Data Opt-out. The National Data Opt-out applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information.
NHS Digital will not share any confidential patient information about you - this includes GP data, or other data held, such as hospital data - with other organisations, unless there is an exemption to this.
CONTACT US ON LINE
If you are a patient at the practice You can contact us about a medical, administrative or prescription issue by clicking the link below.
PRESCRIBING OF MEDICINES TO TREAT MINOR ILLNESSES IS CHANGING
NHS England has recommended that medicines for minor ailments such as colds, hay fever and mild dry skin should no longer be routinely prescribed. Please purchase these in future, with advice from a pharmacy if needed. More info is available at www.nhs.uk/OTCmedicines
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
The Friends and Family Test (FFT) for patients is a single question survey which asks patients whether they would recommend the NHS service they have received to friends and family who need similar treatment or care.
Please take a few minutes to fill out our Friends and Family survey on the right hand side of the home screen.
OUT OF HOURS
When the practice is closed please telephone 111 to be put through to the 111 service who will assist you. The Out of Hours 111 urgent care service is available for patients who are concerned about their health and feel they need to see a doctor when their surgery is closed. It is available Mondays to Fridays throughout the night between 6:30 pm and 8:00 am, and 24 hours a day on weekends and bank holidays.
Alternatively Corby Urgent Care Centre is open from 8am until 8pm, 7 days a week for any urgent medical needs or injuries. Their contact number is:
01536 202 121
BOOKING AND CANCELLING APPOINTMENTS AND VIEWING YOUR SUMMARY CARE RECORD
You can now book and cancel appointments, request medication, update your contact details and medical records and view your coded medical records online using the icons below.
You would need to register for this service though. Please bring some photo ID to The Studfall Partnership where one of the reception staff can register you. You will be given a user name and password which you will need every time you log on.
(Site updated 29/07/2022)