Covid vaccine update
Today (15.01.2021) we’ve had our first delivery of Covid vaccines to our PCN vaccination site at Clair Hall.
We’ve already vaccinated residents in our care homes this afternoon, and have full clinics booked over the weekend- looking forward to getting jabs into arms as quickly as possible!
We’re hoping to have another delivery soon but as yet we haven’t been informed when this will be, we will book the clinics as soon as it is confirmed.
Please do not come unless you have been invited and have made an appointment. We are contacting patients by text message initially and following it up with a phone call to patients that haven’t booked- if you haven’t heard from us yet don’t worry, you will be contacted when it is your turn. For patients without mobile, we will be calling your home phone.
Coronavirus latest news re vaccination programme
The GP practices in Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Ditchling and surrounding villages are going to be working together to organise the mass vaccination programme for our local area. It is a huge undertaking delivering 50,000+ vaccinations over the next six months.
There is a set order in which NHS England are asking us to invite patients based on a person's risk grouping calculated from the clinical record. We are working our way through over 20,000 registered patients.
We will contact you to book an appointment. The appointment will take place in Haywards Heath at Perrymount Hall, Perrymount Road (used to be Clair Hall).
We thank you for your patience.
FLU SEASON 2020 Patients aged 50-64
We are pleased to announce that we are now vaccinating patients in the 50-64 cohort.
If you have access to our system online service, please use this to book your appointment. Our staff will be phoning patients that do not have this access however, if you know you would like a flu vaccination, please do not hesitate to phone the practice.
Taking a skin photo guidance MSHC
Patient Online Accesss - SystmOnline and Smartphone Apps
Patient Online Smartphone Apps
Please see links below to SystmOnline for patients smartphones and tablets (one for Apple and one for Android).
Apple iPhones and iPads: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/developer/tpp/id711398513
For Android devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=px.app.systmonline&hl=en_GB
Logging into Systm Online for the first time
You should have been given a username and temporary password by the receptionist after they have activated your account. You will need to log in to your new account before midnight in order to set a new password.
In order to log into your account you will need to go to the web address on your letter and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the logo.
You will then be prompted to enter your username and password and should then be directed to update your password.
Should you have any problems logging in or forget your password at any time please bring photo ID to the reception desk and ask for a password reset.
How We Handle Your Personal Data
We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The practice has NO choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, individual patients can instruct their practice to stop the transfer of their data. For more information on the reasons for this data extract and how to opt out of sending your confidential information ask the receptionist for a leaflet or go to the website at www.nhs.uk/caredata
NHS Health Checks
As a practice we have elected to not offer NHS Health Checks for 40-74 year olds because of the lack of evidence of benefit, and the risks of detecting 'illness' that would not cause any harm. The recent Cochrane review of 14 trials (with 182,880 participants) demonstrates this clearly, and includes an excellent plain language summary.
Furthermore, we believe this to be a waste of public resources, not targeting the population who stand to benefit the most. Please read the Cochrane review link above for an explanation of the science behind this decision.