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New Privacy Notices - GDPR

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

With effect from 25th May 2018 changes to the Data Protection regulations take effect. You may have heard or read about these already and are aware that this affects everyone in the UK as well as the wider European community.

We, along with every other provider of care, have produced new Privacy Notices which explains the type of data we hold about you and how we use this information to provide your care.

We will be providing folders in each waiting room detailing the new Privacy Notices.

You can also find them by clicking here.

NHS England want to hear from you

Your thoughts on ‘online consultations’ – an alternative way to have a consultation from your GP.

NHS England is supporting local NHS GP practices to offer their patients alternative ways to have a consultation with a GP or other practice-based health professional online via the internet, rather than waiting for the next available appointment to attend in person – we are referring to this as ‘online consultations’.

Online consultations are a way for patients to contact their GP practice without having to wait on the phone or take time out to come into the practice. Using a smartphone, tablet or computer, you can contact your practice about a new problem or an ongoing issue. You can ask questions or tell your GP about your symptoms. The practice will ensure your contact is dealt with by the right person in the team, helping ensure you are served as quickly and appropriately as possible. Sometimes this will mean you will need a phone call with the GP or nurse, or an appointment at the practice, and this will be arranged as usual.

NOTE: Online consultations are an alternative service – it is still possible to do other things on the practice website such as seeing test results and your medical record, ordering a repeat prescription or booking an appointment.

Your views are valuable to us and we would appreciate it if you could find the time to complete this survey by Friday 15 June 2018. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Insight collected from this survey, along with other forms of engagement, will be analysed by NECS (North of England Commissioning Support) on behalf of NHS England. This insight will help determine the most appropriate support and resources needed for both practices and patients to adopt online consultations as an enhancement to currently available online services.

Click to Open Survey

Patient Particpation Group AGM 16th June 2018

You are invited to attend the 2018 Patient Participation Group Annual General Meeting on 16th June 2018.

Details can be found by clicking here

Join the team at East Shore

Click here for details of current vacancies at the East Shore Partnership

EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE

Need a GP on Saturday?

Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance is offering a same day access GP service on Saturdays and weekday evenings between 6.30pm – 8pm.

If you think you need to see a GP outside of routine opening hours simply call your practice and follow the instructions given. One of our doctors will call you back and if you need to be seen an appointment will be booked for you.


Direct access to the Physiotherapy service

From 30th October we will also be able to book patients directly in to the Physiotherapy triage service provided by Solent NHS allowing you to quickly be assessed.

You can also self refer by following this link: www.solent.nhs.uk/physioselfreferral

Repeat Prescriptions

Please note that we require at 72 hours (3 working days) to process a repeat prescription request.

Did you know that you can order your repeat medication online using the SystmOnline app. You can also nominate your prescription to go directly to your nearest pharmacy saving you a trip into the surgery.

For more information please ask when you next visit or call us.

Talking Change

Did you know that people with long-term conditions now account for about 50% of all GP appointments, 64% of all outpatient appointments and over 70% of all inpatient bed days? One third of people with a long term condition will also have a mental health problem, although there are a number of barriers to recognising and offering the right treatment.

As set out in Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health the expansion of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services will focus on people with long term conditions to support better outcomes for this group of people.

Talking Change, the Portsmouth IAPT service, is one of 22 Early Implementer projects across the country that is receiving funding from the NHSE transformation fund and the local CCG (Portsmouth) to pilot integrating psychological therapies with physical care.

The service will work in long term conditions pathways to improve access for patients with a range of conditions, specifically but not exclusively;

  • Diabetes
  • COPD/ Chronic Lung Disease
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • If you would like more information or to refer yourself to this service, please call 023 9289 2920 directly

    Fair Processing Notice

    Information held about you may be used to help protect the health of the public and to help us manage the NHS. Information may be used for clinical audit to monitor the quality of the service provided and design new services that fit our local patients health needs. Your information may be used by NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group in order to ensure appropriate planning of current and future NHS commissioned services, this data will contain no identifiable information. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group will only ever use information that has been anonymised and all identifying information removed.

    GP Earnings

    The average pay for GPs working in East Shore Partnership in the last financial year was £38,556 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 7 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

    “NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised by 31 March 2018 at the latest. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method of calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.”

    Our Surgeries

    St Cuthbert’s Church
    Hayling Avenue
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6BH
    Tel: 023 9282 7132
    Fax: 023 9282 7025

    Milton Park Surgery
    St Marys Health Campus
    Milton Road
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6DW
    Tel: 023 9282 7132
    Fax: 023 9282 7025

    Your Doctors Surgery in Portsmouth

    Located in a central location with ample parking.


    Location & Contact

    Baffins Surgery
    St Cuthbert’s Church
    Hayling Avenue
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6BH
    Tel: 023 9282 7132
    Fax: 023 9282 7025

    Opening Hours

    Monday: 07.00 – 19.00
    Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Thursday: 08.00 – 20:00
    Friday: 07.00 – 18.30

    Location and Contact

    Milton Park Surgery
    St Marys Health Campus
    Milton Road
    Portsmouth
    PO3 6DW

    Tel: 023 9282 7132
    Fax: 023 9282 7025

    Opening Hours

    Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Friday: 08.00 – 18.30