Care Data

Introduction

In some circumstances, healthcare staff share information about your treatment and care to help us to improve the services we offer and the care we provide to everyone.

The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules.

In order to plan and improve care for all patients it is important that we link information from the different places where you receive care to help us provide a full picture. This will let us compare the care received in one area to the care received in another, so we can see what worked best.

Your postcode or NHS number, rather than your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening.

UPDATES

 

JOINT INJECTION APPOINTMENTS

DRUG SHORTAGES

Please be aware there is a national shortage of the steroid medications used to inject into joints for a number of conditions.  This is impacting on existing appointments. We are working hard to improve supply and limit the number of cancelled appointments.  We hope to restore any cancelled appointments as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our patients.

 

 

PRESCRIPTIONS

Please contact the team direct by calling 01664 503000 and select the Prescriptions team option or email the team direct at [email protected]

 

 

MEASLES

 

Measles is extremely infectious and can be serious. If you have symptoms of measles, please stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice. STAY AWAY from GP surgeries and A&E departments – you could spread the illness to others.

Go to nhs.uk for more measlesinformationUK.

 

Thank you

 

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