Welcome to Baldwins Lane Surgery
At Baldwins Lane Surgery we try to maintain a very personal, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
PATIENT NOTICES - June 2021
As you will know, our GP practice has been open throughout the pandemic, offering patients telephone and online appointments, with face-to-face consultations available for those who need them.
As lockdown eases and in preparation for a return normality, from June 7th 2021, reception doors will no longer be locked during surgery hours and it will no longer be necessary to use the Buzzer for entry.
GP consultations will continue to be offered as telephone and online appointments with face to face consultations available to those who need them after they have spoken to one of the clinicians.
Nurse appointments are available to book, please speak to reception who will be happy to arrange the most appropriate appointment.
All COVID-19 distancing rules apply. Please make sure you are wearing a mask before entering the surgery. Only 1 person in reception at any given time and use hand sanitiser on entry and exit. We continue to operate a one way system through the premises.
Repeat Medication. We will no longer be taking these requests over the phone. Prescriptions can be ordered online using NHS app or Patient Access, or in writing. You can now drop written requests into reception, a box has been provided by the door.
Please do not come to the surgery if you have a cough, temperature, loss of taste or smell.
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COVID 19 VACCINE
his GP practice is not offering 1st
dose COVID vaccines for healthy under 50s. Book a 1st dose once you’re eligible at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
or call 119. New slots are added frequently so check back if you can’t initially see a convenient time/place.
If we are due to give your 2nd dose, we will be in touch in the 8th week. Please do not contact the surgery about the covid-19 vaccine.
If you have a mobile number registered with the surgery you may receive a text message inviting you to book your vaccination slot yourself. If you do not have a mobile do not worry you will still be invited manually over the phone. If you have your mobile registered for your parents please take care to book for the correct person.
We are currently using a single site to deliver the vaccinations that is Bridgewater House, by appointment only. Please wait to be invited either by telephone or SMS text.
You may have read in the press about "General Practice Data for Planning and Research" (GPDPR). This is a new way that NHS Digital will collect data from the GP record to help plan for future NHS healthcare. The new way of collecting reduces the amount of work we in the practice have to do to share the information.
Any data collected will be pseudonymised (meaning it can't be identified with an individual).
There are two types of opt out to consider.
TYPE 1 - this stops any data going from the practice to NHS Digital.
NATIONAL DATA - this will allow the data to do to NHS Digital, but stops any data going further than that.
Remember in both instances, the data isn't identifiable to you.
To opt out of Type 1: complete the form here https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/…/type-1-opt-out-for… before 23rd June and return it to us (by email or in hard copy). We will then add the information to your medical record.
To opt out of National Data, visit https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/ or use the NHS App.
For more information on GPDPR see https://digital.nhs.uk/…/general-practice-data-for-planning…
Please find the link below regarding an update to our privacy notice.
Wheelchair users can gain access to the surgery, there are no steps to the consulting rooms.
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We hope to use this site as a way of presenting to our patients and up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you will use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health issue we will also add this to the website.
Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback, so that we can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it more useful for our patients.