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Data Sharing

For more information about this visit NHS Digital

As of September 2021 your data will be shared with NHS Digital to help improve health, care and services

Patient data from GP medical records kept by GP practices in England is used every day to improve health, care and services through planning and research, helping to find better treatments and improve patient care. The NHS is introducing an improved way to share this information - called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.

NHS Digital will collect, analyse, publish and share this patient data to improve health and care services for everyone. This includes:

  • informing and developing health and social care policy
  • planning and commissioning health and care services
  • taking steps to protect public health (including managing and monitoring the coronavirus pandemic)
  • in exceptional circumstances, providing you with individual care
  • enabling healthcare and scientific research

Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.

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NHS Digital will not collect any patient data for patients who have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out in line with current policy. If this changes patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out will be informed.

If you do not want your patient data shared with NHS Digital, you can register a Type 1 Opt-out with us. You can register a Type 1 Opt-out at any time. You can also change your mind at any time and withdraw a Type 1 Opt-out.

Data sharing with NHS Digital will start in September 2021.

If you have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice your data will not be shared with NHS Digital.

If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning this form to us by 30 June 2021 to allow time for processing it. If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can send the form by post or call 01342 823121 for a form to be sent out to you.

If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after your patient data has already been shared with NHS Digital, no more of your data will be shared with NHS Digital. NHS Digital will however still hold the patient data which was shared with us before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out. There is more about National Data Opt-outs and when they apply in the National Data Opt-out section below.

OPT OUT FORM 

You can return the completed form by post or by hand, please mark for the attention of Gill Williams.

As reported by the BBC:

England’s NHS app will be available to use as a vaccine passport from Monday, the government has said - but only for those who have had both doses of the jab.

A paper version will also be available - by calling 119 but not through a GP.

Both will be available from Monday, 17 May, when the ban on foreign travel is eased.

The NHS app is separate to the NHS Covid-19 app, which is used for contact tracing.

Please note that asking your practice for detailed coded access to your medical notes WILL NOT mean you can see your vaccination status on the NHS app, our advice is to wait until 17 May 2021.

Covid Vaccine Enquiries

There is now a phone number that patients can call if they have enquiries regarding the Covid Vaccination Programme which is 0800 433 4545 which is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

You can also visit the following link which provides answers to frequently asked questions.

https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/faqs-about-the-covid-19-vaccine/

You can also email your queries to the following address vaccineenquiries@nhs.net

Leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting (EXTERNAL LINK)

Want advice from your doctor, self-help information or have an administrative request such as a sick note or test results? eConslt and get a response before the end of the next working day or sooner

We now request that anyone visiting the surgery wear protection over their mouth and nose. This could be a mask you have brought or a homemade face covering or scarf. This is to reduce your infection risk and to protect other patients and staff. We still advise to only come into the surgery if absolutely necessary.

Online Services Registration Form - For Repeat Medication Requests ONLY

To sign up for our Online Services please complete the form below and return to the Health Centre via email.

Please click here to download the form as a pdf (PDF, 89KB)

Please click here to download the form as a word document

Please note, this facility is for ordering Repeat Medication ONLY.

Due to advice from Public Health we have made the decision to prevent patients from booking appointments online. This is because we need to triage all appointments for any risks associated with infection.


Welcome To The Ashdown Forest Health Centre

Drs Miller, Baxter, Baseley, Fyfe, Naineni, Cannon, Manyam & Mahmood

This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.

Try the new NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

Get the NHS App

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Stop Smoking Services

Do you want to give up smoking? Have you been thinking about quitting? If so, do you know that at your local surgery you can get access to your local stop smoking service who have a proven track record in helping people to stop smoking and stay stop. If you are interested in giving up or need any advice on the best way to do so why not ring us on: 01323 404600 or Email us at: hello@oneyoueastsussex.org.uk - Search us on: www.oneyoueastsussex.org.uk

Our Ethos….

“To provide high quality evidence based and responsive healthcare to the local community whilst being respectful of the beliefs and values of the individuals that make up our community”

“To place patients at the heart of all we do and as partners in all decisions made”

“To value learning and teaching at all levels of the team and to foster a culture of lifelong professional development for all”

“To be open and understanding in the face of criticism or complaint to value the opportunities provided to improve the service provided”

“To embrace the concept of the team, to value all of its constituent members and embrace collaborative interdisciplinary working”

About Us

The Forest Row Practice started in 1876 at "The Elms", the house which stands opposite the health centre.

In 1968 it moved across the Lewes Road to a house on the present site, which was demolished to make way for the present day health centre which opened in 1982. The old oil street lamp at the entrance to the health centre formerly stood outside "The Elms" and was lit nightly by the doctor's coachman to guide the patients to the surgery.

Now electrified, it continues to serve the same purpose more than 100 years later.

There is one group of seven doctors working as a non-limited partnership and you may ask to see any doctor, although you will be registered with a specific GP for administrative purposes. You and your family will be asked to complete the registration forms.

The Health Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm. We are also open alternate Saturdays 8.00am -  1.00pm.

Online Prescriptions, Appointments & Access to your Medical Record

Click here for online access

We use systmonline for ordering repeat prescriptions, booking appointments and for you to view your medical record summary online. Before you can use this service please contact reception to register for it. If you have already registered and wish to login, please click the systmonline logo above.

If you are a user of our previous online ordering system (Emis) your user name and password may still be working, if you find it is not, please contact reception who would be happy to assist.

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Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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