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TRANSPORT TO GET YOUR COVID VACCINATION AVAILABLE NOW! - please read below:

A transport facility for people struggling to get to a Covid vaccination site has been set up so citizens can get their first, second or booster jab.

The partnership between the city council, NHS and Taxi Operators’ Association will provide a free taxi service to the nearest vaccination site for people with mobility issues and those who face financial and practical barriers to using private or public transport.

Funded by the NHS it will ensure anyone who wants to get vaccinated will be able to attend a clinic or vaccination site.

Quote: “We know there are many citizens who are keen to get their vaccination but are struggling to get to a site due to mobility problems, lack of assistance or financial barriers. Nobody should be in the position where they cannot get a life-saving jab because of any of these issues so this it is great news that this service is up and running. I would urge anyone who is yet to be vaccinated – whether first, second or booster – to please get the jab.”

 People should find their nearest vaccination site and then they will be get instructions to book the cab.

People can find full details of how to book the service here: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/BirminghamJabCab

 

c19-Covid  Vaccinations ABROAD - Some Covid vaccinations administered abroad can now be recorded online if aged 18 and above at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad.

Please follow this link to tell us about your vaccination administered abroad - Thank You

NHS 111

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111 to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

Call 999 in a medical emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Online Repeat Prescriptions

Bath Row Medical Practice now offers the facility to request your repeat prescriptions online up to 7 days before they are due. To use this service you will need to be registered for online services at the practice. If you are a new patient at the practice this service will be offered when you register with us. If you are an existing patient please bring I.D (Passport, Driving Licence, Birth Certificate, Bank Statement or Utility Bill) to a member of our reception team who will help you register. Please note that in some cases the doctor will need to check your medication is safe for online prescribing before your online details are issued.

Summary Care Record (SCR)

VERY IMPORTANT - Please read the information about SCR here: http://www.bathrowmedicalpractice.co.uk/info.aspx?p=5

Friends and Family Test

The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) is the largest healthcare patient experience in the world. It is based on the simple question "Would you recommend this service to your friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?"

Please click the "Friends and Family Test" link under the heading "Have your say" on the right of this page in order to complete the Friends and Family Test.

Alternatively questionnaires are available at the practice if you prefer.

GP2GP

GP2GP enables patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly and securely between GP practices. It improves patient care as GPs will usually have full and detailed medical records available to them for a new patient's first consultation.

Bath Row Medical Practice will be going live with this system On Wednesday 11th March 2015.

GP2GP: why it's needed

GP2GP is the project that enables patients' electronic health records (EHRs) to be transferred directly from one practice to another.

GP2GP starts when a practice accepts a patient onto their list of patients for primary health care and ends when the EHR is transferred from the previous practice into the new GP clinical system.

GP2GP electronic transfers will be more accurate and secure - and much faster than the current paper-based approach, which can take weeks to complete.

GP2GP will deliver a range of benefits, including:

Improved quality and continuity of care

  • The patient’s new GP will have knowledge of the patient’s current medication, drug interactions, current problems and past medical history, resulting in enhanced patient safety and more focused consultations from day one.

Improved safety

  • There will be fewer transcribing errors and omissions because the need to key in information from paper records will be massively reduced.
  • Allergies and Adverse Drug Reactions are flagged for review for new patients, resulting in safer prescribing of new drugs after a GP2GP patient record transfer.

Clinical time savings

  • Electronic health records more likely to be available during initial consultations.
  • GP2GP allows the NHS to preserve the usability of rich data accumulated in patient records, such as history of blood results for diabetics, rather than losing it every time a patient moves between practices – which means fewer requests for duplicate lab tests.

Administrative time savings

  • Administrative support teams will have to spend less time processing incoming patient records due to the richness of the information available electronically.


 
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