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NHS Data Collection - Opting Out
Posted on June 3rd, 2021
You may have seen information posted in the news and on social media about your GP data being extracted for NHS Digital use. You do not need to submit a form to us to express your wishes regarding your data – simply click the link here and follow the instructions at the ‘Start Now’ point to record your preference. You will need your NHS number – you can find this by clicking this link
Please note however, there is a lot of misinformation on social media about what this data will include and how it will be used.
Here’s what you need to know:
- There is no 30 September deadline for opting out of sharing your data. You can opt out at any time.
- NHS Digital will never sell your data.
- There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely.
- Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.
See also https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/where-your-choice-does-not-apply/ for reasons why your data may be shared outside of this opt out process.
For more information visit https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out/mythbusting-social-media-posts
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Patient Privacy Notice
My Care Record
My Care Record allows health and care professionals directly involved in your care access information about your health and treatment. Please click on the links below for further information and/or for an opt out form. Opt out forms should be returned to reception for processing.
My Care Record
MCR opt out form
NHS Medicines Shortage Issues
Please click here for details for patients regarding the situation of unprecedented drugs shortages.
If you wish to contact the surgery urgently
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EXTRA WEEKEND CLINICS
GP appointments are available 7 days a week in Watford and Three Rivers. Patients registered with a GP practice in either Watford or Three Rivers can make an appointment to see a GP at the weekend, Saturdays 9am - 1pm and 3pm-7pm, Sundays 9am - 1pm and up to 10.00 pm on a weekday evening. Appointments for blood tests can also be booked at the weekend.
During these appointments your health record may be accessed and viewed by clinical staff other than your GP or a GP at your practice. Please be assured that your confidentiality will be maintained.
Please ask the receptionist for further details and to book an appointment. PLEASE NOTE: the phone lines will not be open during these extra clinics.
Electronic Prescribing - Sign up now
This system is now up and running. Pick up details in the waiting room, ask at reception for further details or speak to the pharmacy of your choice to sign up.
TEXT or RING TO CANCEL APPT - SEE 'APPOINTMENTS'
To cancel your appointment either text 07501 680 174 or ring 01923 272702 to leave a message on our dedicated ansaphone.
ARE YOU A CARER? - See 'Carers Information' under 'Further Information'.