You may have heard or read in the news about NHS Digital plans for data extraction called General Practice Data for Planning and Research and how patients can opt out. The date for implementation is 30 September 2021 but we recommend early action.
If you would like further information about GPDPR and wish to opt out please see the links below:
There are 2 opt out choices which are:
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 opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP practice.
If you would like to complete the opt out form, please click either the Word or PDF document below.
Type 1 Opt Out Type 1 Opt Out
Previously you could tell your GP practice if you did not want NHS Digital to share confidential patient information that we collect from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care.
Any patient who now wishes to register for the Type 2 opt out must do so via the NHS Digital website https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out
Coronavirus Update - VACCINATION ROLL OUT
We attach useful information relating to the rollout of the COVID vaccine. Please avoid contacting the surgery to discuss the vaccine. We will contact you when we are ready to vaccinate your age group. Please click the link for more info: COVID Vaccine info
HOLME VALLEY VACCINATION ROLL OUT
If you are over 80 and have been booked in for a COVID Vaccination at the Holme Valley Memorial Hospital site please click the link for more info about the vaccine and why you should have it: COVID Vaccination - A Guide for Adults
Coronavirus - INFORMATION
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend if you or anyone you live with has symptoms of Coronavirus which include but are not limited to a new continuous cough, high temperature and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
You must immediately:
- Stay indoors and self isolate for 10 days.
- Check NHS 111 online for how to manage your symptoms.
- Ring NHS 111 if you find your symptoms are not manageable or change
You can complete the NHS 111 symptom checker here.
You can find more information on how to manage symptoms, isolating and social distancing here.
If you are symptomatic and want to book a COVID test you can do this via the Gov.uk website here or by ringing 119. Please be aware that your GP surgery cannot organise a test for you.
New Service - Physio First
A first contact practitioner (FCP) is an experienced physiotherapist who has the advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems on a patient’s first contact with healthcare services e.g when they visit their GP surgery.
Patients with MSK complaints can be booked in to see an FCP by a GP receptionist or other healthcare professional. An FCP offers expert MSK assessment and diagnosis, however, is also integrated within the multi-disciplinary team in each GP Practice. If appropriate an FCP may prescribe a programme of exercises, refer for blood tests or X-ray, administer steroid injections, utilise local services or refer a patient to an appropriate secondary health service e.g. rheumatology or orthopaedics.
Please speak to our Reception Team who can book you an appointment.
Meet the team - Jim, Kayleigh and Steve.
In line with GP contract requirements, all patients at Colne Valley Group Practice have been assigned a named GP. Please be assured that this does not affect your choice of clinician to see at the surgery in any way. If you wish to know the name of your named GP, please contact reception or ask at your next consultation.
The Practice Leaflet is available here Colne Valley Group Practice practice leaflet
We are pleased to announce that Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates both surgeries as GOOD.
CQC Report for Colne Valley Family Doctors
Colne Valley CQC report 2015
Friends and Family Test
Croft House Patients - Take the test here
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Friends and Family Test Results
(Site updated 17/06/2021)