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Stop Press - updated 10th June 2021

Affinity Primary Care Network Covid Vaccination Centre

Wednesday 9th June was our 52nd and last clinic that the Affinity team has put on and run. In total the Greenway local vaccination centre has been responsible for delivering 27,414 vaccinations.  That is fantastic. Approximately 1200 of these were done in the community both in care homes and those patients that are housebound.

The journey started in early November with the first clinics in on the 13rd December and 8 months later we have completed as far as we can in Phase 1. 

The coverage of vaccinated individuals has been tremendous. 

  • 98% Patients in care home
  • 98% Patients over 80
  • 95% Very high-risk patients
  • 80 % Moderate risk patients
  • 90% Patients in cohorts 1-9 have received at least one dose
  • The highest number in one 4 hour clinic was 607 on the 25th May
  • The most vaccine given in an 8-hour day was 1224 which was 21st April, as some were given outside the clinic too
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Affinity Primary Care Network comprises of Greenway Community Practice, Fallodon Way Medical Practice, Westbury on Trym Primary Care Centre, Sea Mills Surgery, Monks Park Surgery and Helios practice. 

A special thanks to South Mead Development Trust and the Greenway Centre Team, many volunteers, The travelling Kitchen and Office Pantry who kindly provided food and delicious feel good snacks for the duration.

Image of Bristol icon "Morph" being brave receiving their vaccination by Sea Mills Health Care Assistant Lisa Griffiths

 

Green Impact for Health

We've pledged our commitment to Green Impact for Health - Taking steps to support a positive impact on the environment. Please visit our News page to see what this means.

 

In the news - Information relating to Patient Data

The planned mass extraction of patient data from GP records will be delayed from July to September, the Government has announced. The deadline of 23rd June 2021 to 'opt out' will be extended.

How the NHS uses your Patient Data

 

Patients can make or change a choice relating to their personal Data by phoning the NHS Digital Contact Centre.

The phone number is 0300 303 5678 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

A member of staff can help you use the online service make or change a choice on your behalf print and post a form to you.

Email: enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

 

NHS Digital will collect:

YES: data about diagnoses, symptoms, observations, test results, medications, allergies, immunisations, referrals, recalls and appointments, including information about physical, mental and sexual health.

YES: data on sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation

YES: data about staff that have treated patients

NO: name and address (except for postcode, protected in a unique coded form

NO: written notes (free text), such as the details of conversations with doctors and nurses

NO: images, letters and documents

NO: coded data that is not needed due to its age - for example medication, referral and appointment data that is over 10 years old

NO: coded data that GPs are not permitted to share by law - for example certain codes about IVF treatment and certain information about gender re-assignment

Further information and to register for National Data Opt Out

 

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As your Annual Review is due during your month of birth, please make sure that you book your annual review at the beginning of your month of birth with reception.

 

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Don't worry if you haven't heard from us yet, we will be in touch directly to arrange your vaccination appointment when the time is right.

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About the Sea Mills Surgery Team

The Primary Heath Care Team is led by a partnership of three Doctors and the Practice Manager. The Partners have a special interest in providing continuity of care for family planning, minor surgery, gynaecology and children's medicine. We also provide private services such as HGV medical examinations, the completion of health insurance forms, NHS travel vaccinations and claims.

Booking an appointment with a GP or Nurse at Sea Mills Surgery

We continue to offer telephone consultations as standard at Sea Mills Surgery.  We regularly review our appointment system and value your feedback. The surgery team thank *all* patients for their support and understanding during the pandemic.

The Surgery team remain focused on keeping footfall at the practice to a minmum for safeguarding patients and colleagues from risk of potential infection. The practice building is undergoing a series of updates designed to minimise risk.  

To book appointment with your GP or the Practice Nurse please follow the following instructions.

  • Please book your appointment the 'usual' way through our reception team or using Patient Access.
  • Please arrive at your appointment time. This will ensure you are not queuing with other patients and reduces footfall in the building. Arriving earlier for your appointment will not mean you will be seen earlier.
  • Hand santitiser is available inside the surgery
  • When you arrive for your appointment please ring the buzzer stating your name and who you are seeing and you will be collected from the front at your appointment time. We are aware the intercom system is not ideal - We are cleaning the buzzer frequently throughout the day until an alternative solution can be installed.
  • Please ensure you have a face covering (either a mask or scarf) and is on before you enter the building.
  • Please follow the signs or ask for assistance upon arrival at the practice. We are happy to help.

 

Would you like to join our Patient Participation Group?

We are looking for volunteers across all age groups and backgrounds to join the Sea Mills Surgery Patient Participation Group! With many changes happening in General Practice we feel it is important to hear your views and assist us in implenting these changes where possible.

If this is something you would like to be involved in or would like more information please see our Patient Participation Group page.

 

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Social Prescribing Link worker offering guidance for Sea Mills Patients

We are proud to announce our new Social Prescribing service at Sea Mills Surgery. Find out more and learn how this can help you or someone you know.

Practice joiners and leavers 

The practice is delighted to welcome Jenny Russe as resident Care Coordinator based at Sea Mills three days per week. A pivtal role funded by Affinity Primary Care Network . A Care Coordinator helps to manage a patient's care, for example, the elderly or disabled. They monitor and coordinate patients' treatment plans, connect them with health care providers, and evaluate their progress.

The Practice is delighted to welcome Dr Emma Ginn BMBS (Tuesday's and Thursdays) Emma has joined from Cheddar Medical Practice and brings a wealth of experience as a GP Trainer with specialist interest in ENT.

We have recently said Bon Voyage to Dr Ruth Marsh, Senior Administrator Mr Nick Stone, and Practice Nurse Cilla Weir. We congratulate Dr Marsh and Nick with their career progression and "Happy retirement" for Cilla! You will all be missed!

Green Impact for Health 

We've pledged our commitment to Green Impact for Health - Taking steps to support a positive impact on the environment - Visit our News page to see more. 

Improving Access

The practice team review patient access and the appointment system frequently.

As part of the Affinity Primary Care Network Sea Mills are working together with five practices in the area to offer a range of additional appointment times include mornings between 07.00 - 08.00am, evenings between 18.30 and 20.00pm and Saturday morning appointments. 

To find out more about available appointments within the Affinity Primary Care network practices, please ask at Reception

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