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THE ARMLEY HUB - From 1st October 2022 if you need to see a GP but can’t attend the surgery through the week you can book an appointment at the Armley Hub on Saturdays 08.00 – 14.00 and it runs from Priory View Medical Centre. For urgent appointments, the service does also offer same day appointments. To access these appointments please ring the practice as normal. If the surgery is closed a divert is in place to direct patients to the Hub directly during its operational hours. The hub was designed to provide better access for patients who struggle to attend the practice through the working week and involved a group of practices from the local area. All patients from this group of practices can book appointments at the hub, and you will be seen by a GP who works on behalf of the local practices. This may mean that you have an appointment with a GP who does not usually work for your local practice, but who will be able to give you the same level of care. All of the GPs working in the hub will be able to access all the necessary information about you to give you the highest level of care and the process will be exactly the same as you would receive from a GP Monday to Friday. Please remember the hub is an extension of general practice as a way to provide more GP appointments to the local population. For more information about the Armley Hub, click here.


Data Op-Outs

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning. You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used. You can change your choice at any time.

Type 1 opt-out: medical records held at your GP practice - You can tell your GP practice if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This is commonly called a type 1 opt-out. This opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP practice. Please fill and return this form to the surgery Type 1 Opt Out form

Type 2 opt-out: information held by NHS Digital - Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want us, NHS Digital, to share confidential patient information that we collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out. The type 2 opt-out was replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs recorded on or before 11 October 2018 have been automatically converted to national data opt-outs. To register a National Data opt-out go to www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice

 


Social Prescribing -  Welcome to our team of "Social Prescribers" who are working across the local practices! For more information about their role click here


NHS Summary Care Record with additional information

If you are registered with a GP practice in England you will have a Summary Care Record (SCR), unless you have previously chosen not to have one. It includes important information about your health, medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines.

You may need to be treated by health and care professionals that do not know your medical history. Essential details about your healthcare can be difficult to remember, particularly when you are unwell or have complex care needs. Having an SCR means that when you need healthcare you can be helped to recall vital information. SCRs can help the staff involved in your care make better and safer decisions about how best to treat you. You can choose to have additional information included in your SCR, which can enhance the care you receive. For an info leaflet click hereA consent form to add additional information can be found here - this would need to be returned to the surgery.


Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm - However the Armley HUB based at Priory View Medical Centre will provide limited appointments outside of our normal surgery hours.


The Armley Hub

From 1st October 2022 if you need to see a GP but can’t attend the surgery through the week you can book an appointment at the Armley Hub on Saturdays 08.00 – 14.00 and it runs from Priory View Medical Centre. For urgent appointments, the service does also offer same day appointments. To access these appointments please ring the practice as normal. If the surgery is closed a divert is in place to direct patients to the Hub directly during its operational hours. The Hub was designed to provide better access for patients who struggle to attend the practice through the working week, and involves a group of practices from the local area. All patients from this group of practices can book appointments at the Hub, and you will be seen by a GP who works on behalf of the local practices. This may mean that you have an appointment with a GP who does not usually work for your local practice, but who will be able to give you the same level of care. All of the GPs working in the Hub will be able to access all the necessary information about you to give you the highest level of care and the process will be exactly the same as you would receive from a GP Monday to Friday. Please remember: The Hub is an extension of General Practice as a way to provide more GP appointments to the local population


Accessible Information

We want to get better at communicating with our patients. 

If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know.

We want to know:


    • if you need information in braille, large print or easy read


    • if you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate


    • if we can support you to lipread or use a hearing aid or communication tool



Please tell the receptionist when you arrive for your next appointment, or call on the main surgery number.

 

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