Annandale Surgery
Tel No (Appointments): 01707 644 451

Tel No (Results & Enquiries): 01707 644 451

Out of Hours: 111

Fax: 01707 655 583

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Flu Clinic Dates 2021

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances the delivery of our flu vaccines has been delayed. If you have an appointment booked on 11th September, we will provisionally move your appointment to Saturday 25th September at the same time. You will receive a text confirmation a few days before the clinic to confirm the appointment. 
  • Saturday 25th September -  08:30-13:00  
  • Saturday 30th October - 08:30-13:00

For more information, please view the Flu Campaign 2021 document.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

 

We have been asked to share the following important information with you. 

This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research

 

This collection will start on 1 September 2021

If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out by completing a Type 1 Opt out form and returning to the practice either by post or email to admin.annandale1@nhs.net.

What data is shared:

Data may be shared from the GP medical records about:

  •         any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started - this includes children and adults
  •         any patient who died after 1 September 2021, and was previously registered at a GP practice in England when the data collection started

NHS Digital will not collect patients names or addresses. Any other data that could directly identify patients (such as NHS Number, date of birth, full postcode) is replaced with unique codes which are produced by de-identification software before the data is shared with NHS Digital.

This process is called pseudonymisation and means that patients will not be identified directly in the data. NHS Digital will be able to use the software to convert the unique codes back to data that could directly identify patients in certain circumstances, and where there is a valid legal reason.

If you would prefer that your identifiable patient data is only shared for your own health care purposes, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both.

 These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option (or both).

A Type 1 opt out has to be registered by your Practice; please return a completed Type 1 opt out form to the practice.  

A National Opt out can be done without contacting your practice, at https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/.

Reopening Response 16/05/2021
You may have seen on the news that from Monday 17 May, doors at GP practices are re-opening. As you will know, our GP practice has been open throughout the pandemic, offering patients telephone appointments, with face -to-face consultations available for those who need them. Our nursing team are operating with face-to-face appointments and reception is open even though we ask you to obtain admission via the intercom. This is necessary to keep our patients and staff safe. All of the measures introduced were in-line with national requirements to keep patients safe, whilst COVID infection rates were high and before the vaccination was widespread.

We need to consider if we can offer more face-to-face appointments safely. Our waiting areas are small and to enable social distancing we can only have limited numbers of patients in the building at any one time. The waiting areas are also shared with Highview which reduces the numbers safely allowed in the building by each practice even further.

With infection rates rising and uncertainty surrounding the transmissibility of the new variant, we must keep the safety of our patients and staff at the forefront of everything we do.

As we wait for further national guidance on doing that, we ask that patients continue to contact us by phone as you have been doing. We are facing unprecedented demands for our services and will need to continue to adjust how we use our clinicians time to best support our patients particularly those who need us the most.

Our reception staff are under immense pressure due to increased call volumes, and we ask you to respect the fact that they are doing a very tough job in a very pressurised environment. They really do the best they can for you and deserve to be treated with respect. Please do not take you frustrations out on the staff.

As we have already mentioned, general practice is facing unprecedented levels of demand and the whole team are working very hard to provide you with the outstanding service you are accustomed to and deserve as safely as possible. 

Thank you for your support

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5 Reasons to Choose Annandale

  1. Location - New purpose built medical centre, meeting all our patients needs.
  2. Reputation - Renowned for quality and experience
  3. Range of appointments - On-the-day, Weekly, Saturday surgeries, advanced telephone appointments.
  4. Top Scoring Practice in Potters Bar according to GP national survey
  5. Wide range of services - For full healthcare confidence

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Saturday Morning Appointments

Routine Appointments - 8.30am - 12noon

What are Saturday Appointments for?

  • For booked routine appointments
  • For the collection of prescriptions
  • For queries and booking appointments
  • Phone lines are closed
  • If you need to be seen during this time as an emergency, please call the Out of Hours Service

High Scoring Surgery in the National GP survey 2019

According to recent GP survey results Annandale has been ranked as one of the top medical centres in Potters Bar.

 

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