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COVID VACCINES

We are extremely busy arranging and carrying out Covid vaccinations at this time.

We have completed the majority of over 80s, however, if you are in this category and have not heard please call the us.

We have been contacting  those aged 74 and over plus the shielding patients for an appointment in the practice.

If you are aged 65-73 you will be invited to attend the Caird Hall.  Housebound patients are being vaccinated nu NHS Tayside. If you have an enquiry regarding this please call 01382 436335.

Finally, our telephones lines are extremely busy and we urge you not to call the practice if at all possible regarding your vaccinations.

Stay safe.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

WHAT IS GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)?

Westgate Medical Practice

GDPR, Data Extraction/Data Sharing, and your right to object

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in May 2018. These regulations place more emphasis on written policies and procedures and on organisations such as doctors’ surgeries taking responsibility for informing staff and patients of the data they hold and how it is managed.

Most of the data we hold about our patients is on our clinical computer system (Vision), which is managed onsite via the Vision server. Patients should be aware that this data (and in fact all computerised GP records in doctors' surgeries across the UK) is regularly accessed by a data extraction service called the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), but that this service only extracts anonymised data for the sake of national statistics about patients and their health (for example the National Diabetes Audit).

Some non-anonymised, personal data for individual patients is also routinely shared with the national Summary Care Record service, which allows other health professionals to see things like your allergies and repeat prescriptions: this information can be very helpful if you have to be admitted to hospital as an emergency. There may also be instances where we ask permission to share your personal details with other health services - for example if we have a Care Plan for an elderly or vulnerable patient, including next-of-kin details and emergency contact telephone numbers, we might ask your permission to share it with the out-of-hours services and the ambulance service, so that they would have access to the information if something happened when the surgery was closed.

You are entitled to refuse permission for any of these data extractions or data sharing arrangements: if you do so then your decision will be recorded on your notes and the data extractions and data sharing will not take place for you.

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