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FLU CLINICS 2020

The Mullion Health Centre & Constantine Surgery will be having Flu clinics on

Saturday 3rd October 2020 9.00 - 12.00 & 1.00 - 3.30 (closed 12.00pm-1.00pm for lunch/cleaning). 

Saturday 10th October 2020 9.00 - 12.00 & 1.00 - 3.30 (closed 12.00pm-1.00pm for lunch/cleaning).

Ruan Village Hall. Saturday 24th October 9.00 - 12.00

The Lizard reading room Saturday 24th October 1.00 - 4.00

ALL VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Clinics are reserved for specific at risk groups patients aged 65 years and older & for patients aged under 65 but at clinical risk.

There is currently no Flu vaccine available for the new cohort of patients aged 50 - 64 with no underlying medical condition, vaccination for this group of patients will not commence until mid November

Flu Clinics will be a different this year, due to COVID-19. Please remember:

  • Do not attend if you are unwell, especially if you have a new continuous cough, a fever or anosmia (loss of taste/smell).
  • Maintain social distancing of 2m as per guidelines for healthcare.
  • Patients of the same household that fit into the same category (over 65 years) can attend and queue together.
  • Wear a mask or face covering, unless you have an exemption.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Toilet facilities will be closed, please go before you attend!
  • The car park may be busy, please drive in slowly. If you live locally you may wish to walk, if possible. You may also park in the free public car park nearby.
  • No other services will be offered during the clinics (unless there is a threat to life).
  • There will be further clinics scheduled in due course.

Medical Record Sharing

Until recently, GP notes in the UK were held at a patient's practice and not available to anybody outside of that building. 

 

With recent improvements in technology, it is now possible to allow your records to be accessed securely by medical professionals when they see you in other locations.  Examples might include the ambulance service, the out of hours GP service, A&E, hospital teams treating you, minor injuries clinics and district nurses.

 

The majority of practices in Cornwall are in the process of signing up to this sharing model.  We think that it is a good idea for patients as it means that those treating you will have access to vital information including medication, allergies, previous medical problems, test results and in certain circumstances, notes from previous consultations.

 

If you agree to this, you will still be asked before anyone outside the Practice accesses your notes, and this consent will be recorded.  The only exception would be in an emergency setting where you couldn't give consent, for example if you were unconscious.

 

This consent only applies to healthcare professionals directly looking after you. Please note that this is NOT about collecting data for research or marketing, and is NOT part of the government's controversial "Care.Data" scheme. 

 

From the 1st April 2016, we will assume that we have your consent to this type of medical record sharing unless you opt out by completing and returning the form below.  You can change your mind at any point in the future should you wish to.

 

If you would like more information please see www.mullionhealthcentre.co.uk. Alternatively please speak to our IT manager Jo Sugrue, on 01326 242106.



 
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