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Medical Secretary - Lead

The Seaton and Colyton Medical Practice is looking to recruit a committed, enthusiastic and motivated individual to Lead our secretarial team.
 
Ideal applicants will have a high standard of communication, computer and keyboard skills, with touch typing and audio typing skills essential.
 
Flexibility, the desire to be part of a team and the ability to work calmly under pressure are also requirements. Experience of working in a medical environment is desirable but not essential.
 
Tuesday – Friday, 28 to 35 hours per week with the ability to cover holidays when required.
 
For further information, or if you wish to apply for the role, please click on the link below to apply via the Indeed website.
 
 

Face Masks & Social Distancing

As per NHS England, face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings from the 19th July, so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment.

It is also vital to protect members of our team so we are able to provide healthcare services to patients. Our clinicians will continue to wear PPE and hand sanistiser will also still be provided.

The reception team are following the guidance set by NHS England and we would like to remind patients that abuse towards our staff will not be tolerated. 

Our doors wil remain open as they have been since May, and we would really appreciate patients continuing to follow the guidelines within a healthcare setting as you have done since the beginning of the pandemic. 

For further information regarding yesterday's annoucement, please click on the link below. 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings/?fbclid=IwAR02C8HscqkXdGVnzPi0SOMIYHD-PYY4g1UuNvKCSKsRo3BYA5veVyNdsKs 

NHS Covid Pass Service

You can now get proof of your coronavirus (covid-19) vaccinations using the NHS COVID pass service. You may be asked to provide the pass if you are attending events or if you are travelling.
 
 
You can access the COVID pass service via the NHS app. Please see link below for further information.
 
 

General Practice Data for Planning and Research Data Collection (GPDfPR) 

As well as using your information to support the delivery of care to you, your data may be used by NHS Digital to help improve the way health and social care is delivered to patients and service users throughout England. From the 1st July 2021, NHS Digital will securely extract your information to provide access to patient data to the NHS and other organisations who need to use it, to improve health and social care for everyone.  

NHS Digital will primarily use your information in a way that does not identify you (your information will be pseudonymised). However, they will be able to use their software to identify you in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason to do so. NHS Digital may also share your information with third parties such as Local Authorities, primary care networks (PCNs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), research organisations, including universities, and pharmaceutical companies.

At the time of publication (May 2021), patients who have a “type 1” opt- out, will  be excluded from this programme and will not have their data extracted for this purpose.  

Further information about GPDfPR can be found here: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice  

It is a patients choice if they wish to opt out of the NHS Digital data extraction for planning and data purposes. The practice is just informing patients so that you are able to make a decision from the information provided. 

If you do wish to opt out please print and complete the form below and hand into the practice by no later than 23rd June 2021. The practice will ensure the relevant codes and a copy of your opt out form will be on your medical records. 

 

*UPDATE*

The practice has been informed that the above has now been moved back until 1st September 2021. This will give patients more time to make a considered decision as to if they wish to opt-out.

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Helpline

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Are you experiencing domestic violence? Do you know of someone who is experiencing abuse and may need help and support?

The 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline can be contacted on: 0808 2000 247

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential.

http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Samaritans

Whether it's family difficulties, money problems, or feeling lonely, it can be a difficult time, remember the Samaritans offer a safe place to talk anytime of the day or night

They are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call them on the phone. The number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call them. From the UK: 116 123

https://www.samaritans.org/