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Flu Clinic appointments are now available for booking for eligible patients.  Please see our Flu Vaccination page for clinic dates and more information.

Our telephone number is 01773 304700

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"Couldn't get an appointment!!" During July 2019 EPCC had a total of 173 GP & 183 Nursing appointments wasted due to patients not cancelling their appointments. Please contact the surgery to cancel your appointment if you no longer need it.

Did you know that you can book Dr's appointments, order repeat medication & view your medical record online. If you have not already registered for this service speak to a receptionist to register for online access. Proof of ID will be required.

You can now book routine GP, Nurse & HCA appointments in the evening, at weekends & over bank holidays in the local area.To book an appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours.*This may take place at another GP practice in the area*

If you need advice or to see a doctor when the surgery is closed please call 111. Calls are free.


RACE TO THE PYRAMIDS

We have extremely big hearted GPs, though a little wacky!!!  Three of them have very kindly decided to raise money for Eastwood Memory Cafe with a totally amazing challenge.  I would be really grateful if you could share this with anyone and everyone you know, so we can hopefully reach the target set. 

 

Please see the following link:

 

https://mydonate.bt.com/events/racetothepyramids/461236

 

In order to support the amazing work of Eastwood Memory Cafe; we have set ourselves the challenge of collectively running the equivalent distance of Eastwood to The Pyramids of Giza, 2200 miles, by the end of 2018 and would love to raise the same number in £s - £2200!!!

Please support this fabulous charity which makes such a difference to those affected by dementia in our local area.

Feel free to keep nagging us to get those running miles in. We will give monthly updates with progress toward our target!

Dr Atkinson, Dr Scullard and Dr Homer
 
 


 

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005. The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

FOI replaced the Open Government Code of Practice, which has been in operation since 1994

Data Protection and FOI – how do the two interact?

The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. It provides living individuals with a right of access to personal information held about them. The right applies to all information held in computerised form and also to non-computerised information held in filing systems structured so that specific information about particular individuals can retrieved readily.

Individuals already have the right to access information about themselves (personal data), which is held on computer and in some paper files under the Data Protection Act 1998.

The right also applies to those archives that meet these criteria. However, the right is subject to exemptions, which will affect whether information is provided. Requests will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

The Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act are the responsibility of the Lord Chancellor’s Department. A few of its strategic objectives being:

  • To improve people’s knowledge and understanding of their rights and responsibilities
  • Seeking to encourage an increase in openness in the public sector
  • Monitoring the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information
  • Developing a data protection policy which properly balances personal information privacy with the need for public and private organisations to process personal information

The Data Protection Act does not give third parties rights of access to personal information for research purposes.

The FOI Act does not give individuals access to their personal information, though if a request is made, the Data Protection Act gives the individual this right. If the individual chooses to make this information public it could be used alongside non-personal information gained by the public under the terms of the FOI Act.

Information available from Eastwood Primary Care Centre providing medical services under contract to the NHS, under the Freedom of Information Act model publication scheme (Revised 1st January 2009)

Freedom of Information Act Model Publication Scheme 

 
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