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Covid Vaccination Information

If you are registered with a Rossendale General Practice and are eligible to receive a covid booster vaccination you can now attend the following walk-in clinics at Rawtenstall Primary Care Centre, Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 7PL.

 

Fri 17th Dec 2pm-6pm

Sat 18th Dec 9am-1pm

Sun 19th Dec 9am-1pm

Tue 21st Dec 8am - 12pm

Wed 22nd Dec 9am - 1pm

Wed 22nd Dec 2pm-6pm

Thurs 23rd 8am - 12pm

Fri 24th Dec 8am - 12pm

Wed 29th Dec 8am - 12pm

Wed 29th Dec 12pm - 4pm

Rossendale COVID Updates

For the most up to date information regarding COVID for the Rossendale area, please go to the below website:

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/every-rossendale-area-records-new-18898475

Digitisation of Medical Records

Medical Records

Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records.  Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build extensions. In addition it will also make your record more easily and speedily accessible to clinical staff within your practice.

Your complete GP medical record will be digital and stored in a secure cloud based clinical system (only accessible by your GP practice) with the paper based records being securely destroyed following BS EN 15713:2009 Secure destruction of confidential material.  Your GP will still be able to access your records easily within this system. The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS.  As with paper based records, digital records are stored for the durations specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care. For GP patient records, this states that they may be destroyed 10 years after the patient’s death if they are no longer needed.

If you wish to discuss the scheme, please inform the Practice direct either by letter or via e-mail irwellmedicalpractice@nhs.net       

NHS Test and Trace - Introducing the APP

For more information regarding the new NHS Track and Trace app, please use the link below

NHS test and trace introducing-the-app.pdf

National GP Survery

A national GP survey indicates that more patients in Rossendale rated their GP practice as ‘good’ than the national average.

Rossendale GP survey.docx