URGENT AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING WOODWAY MEDICAL CENTRE - PLEASE READ
“Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.”
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see the Gov.uk website for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
COVID Vaccines - You may have seen in national news items that the Government are considering extending the vaccine offer to 16 - 17 year olds.
There is nothing you need to do now - you will be contacted and invited for your vaccination as soon as the programme is up-and-running.
We are currently waiting for the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to update and publish. We are also currently awaiting guidance on the vaccination of 12 - 17 year old clinically vulnerable children and will be in touch as and when we have further information.
The vaccinations are being held at the Longford Primary Care, Longford Road, Coventry CV6 6DR. Patients will only be seen at the hub by appointment only
All patients MUST contact the surgery by telephone before attending in person.
All patients requesting appointments will have their contact number taken by our telephone staff. If possible please provide some indication of your condition so that the correct team member can return the call. They will be called back and triaged by the clinical team and where possible managed by phone. If the clinician decides that a face to face appointment can not be avoided then this will be arranged. Please do not bring anybody to accompany the patient unless absolutely necessary.
For the foreseeable future routine appointments will not be available.
Please do not ring the practice for anything other than genuine medical queries as we do expect our telephones to be busier than usual. We will be focusing on providing clinical care.
We as a practice will be doing everything we can to serve our community and appreciate your cooperation at this difficult time.
If you are concerned that you may have Coronavirus or are unsure whether you need to self isolate, please use the NHS 111 website to assess how you should proceed.
EMIS WEB UPGRADE PROGRAMME - INFORMATION REGARDING OUR CLINICAL SYSTEM PROVIDER'S UPGRADE TO AMAZON WEB SERVICE:
Practice News: The Practice uses a system called EMIS Web to manage clinical information about your care and health.
This system is provided by a company called EMIS Health LTD who acts as a data processor on behalf of the Practice. EMIS Health LTD also uses a sub-processor which is Amazon Web Services (sub-processor) who act under written instruction from EMIS Health LTD to store the data. Under no circumstances is it technically possible for Amazon Web Services to access any information about you. Should you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact the Practice.
STATEMENT FROM EMIS WEB:
Third party processors
In order to deliver the best possible service, the practice will share data (where required) with other NHS bodies such as other GP practices and hospitals. In addition the practice will use carefully selected third party service providers. When we use a third party service provider to process data on our behalf then we will always have an appropriate agreement in place to ensure that they keep the data secure, that they do not use or share information other than in accordance with our instructions and that they are operating appropriately. Examples of functions that may be carried out by third parties includes:
- Companies that provide IT services & support, including our core clinical systems; systems which manage patient facing services (such as our website and service accessible through the same); data hosting service providers; systems which facilitate appointment bookings or electronic prescription services; document management services etc.
- Delivery services (for example if we were to arrange for delivery of any medicines to you).
- Payment providers (if for example you were paying for a prescription or a service such as travel vaccinations).
Further details can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org https:/www.gov.uk/guidance/use-cloud-first