Our next PPG coffee morning is being held at Matson Lane Surgery on Thursday 24th March 2018 at 10.00am. This time we are being joined by Healthwatch and also our local PCSO will be around to talk to patients about any queries they may have locally.
New Opening Hours - Matson Lane Surgery
From 4th June 2018, our opening hours for our Matson Lane Surgery branch are changing. Please see the notice below.
GDPR - May 2018
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations. It is a new piece of legislation that is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles. The main changes are:
- Practices must comply with subject access requests
- Where we need your consent to process data, this consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous
- There are new, special protections for patient data
- The Information Commissioner’s Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach
- Higher fines for data breaches
For more information on how this affects you, please view our Fair Processing notice here or click on the link below to open a separate document.
Fair Processing Notice
Please be aware there has been an increase in reported cases of measles across Gloucestershire and the South West. In light of this, we are encouraging all our patients eligible for the MMR vaccine (children and young adults, with particular focus on those aged 16-29 years old) are fully immunised with two doses of MMR. Please contact the surgery for more information.
PPG Coffee morning
Thank you to all the patients who attended our recent coffee mornings at GHAC and Matson Lane Surgery! It was lovely for us to meet you all and thank you for your comments and feedback. Please keep an eye out for dates of our next coffee mornings due in May.
Prescription Ordering Line
The NHS Prescription Ordering Line (POL) service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription.
All it takes is a simple phone call that you can make from the comfort of your own home – there’s no need to go into your GP practice or pharmacy.
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Injured or Ill, not sure what to do? Use the new ASAP app.
The NHS in Gloucestershire has launched their ASAP (Choose Well) public information campaign. The campaign targets adults and parents of young children with advice on what to do if they are ill or injured and are unsure where to turn. The promotional material encourages them to check out the App, Search the website, Ask NHS 111 or visit their Pharmacy.
The ASAP website and App allows users to ‘Search by Service’ or ‘Search by Condition’ – providing a step by step guide through symptoms, self care and signposting to the appropriate NHS service/s. They can also find opening hours and service location information. As well as on-line options, the public can call NHS 111 for advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and they can visit their pharmacy for advice on whether or not they need to use other NHS services.
Local people are encouraged to add the website www.asapglos.nhs.uk to their favourites and download the App free from the App store (ASAP Glos NHS).