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Welcome to Benfield Park Medical Group


 Winter Resilience Plan

We all know this time of year can be really busy and hard for the whole of the NHS, especially General Practice and A&E.


To help alleviate pressure on Walk-in-Centres and A&E departments Benfield Park is aiming to provide an extended level of same day access to a GP and Nurse Practitioner appointments during the 3 day week between Christmas and New Year.


We will also provide same day access to a GP for children under the age of 5 and increase Practice Nurse appointments from January 2016.


Please ask a receptionist for more details.


Here on our website, you'll find a range of services we offer to provide you with all the help you may need. Our highly skilled medical professionals are dedicated to giving the very best care, advice and support to our patients.


Patient information on plans for collecting anonymous fit note data From January 2016

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) will soon begin to collect anonymous data from general practice clinical systems on patients who have been issued with a fit note. 


This information is required by the HSCIC under section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. 


Anonymised data on the use of fit notes is being provided to the HSCIC on behalf of Department of Health (DOH), and the Department for Work and Pensions (DPW). This will enable the DWP to undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of Fit for Work.


The data collected includes the type and duration of the fit note, recommendations for adjustments to enable a return to work, health condition, geographic area and gender.


Please note that data will not be extracted for those patients who have objected to their identifiable data from leaving the practice for purposes beyond their direct care. These objections will be respected, even though the extract does not include any patient identifiable data.


If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, please inform the practice and we will make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your confidential information from being used other than in special circumstances required by law, such as a public health emergency. This is known as a type 1 objection.



Where to get more information about the use of my personal information

Get information on use of personal data and the options available to patients on the HSCIC website



Additional general information

Information Commissioners Office – UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.


HSCIC, the NHS’s data centre’s pages about:  

§  the types of data they collect:

§  how they look after information:


Sexual Health Drop In Clinic

There will be no Sexual Health Drop In Clinic from 5th January 2016.  Patients requesting contraception can book in with the Practice Nurse or GP.  Patients requesting STI Screening can contac the Newcroft Centre on 0191 229 2999


Plan to Meet GMS / PMS 2015-16 Contractual Requirement for Patient Online Service

This practice plans to offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from February 2016. These dates are subject to the necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice.

This practice currently offers the facility for patients:

  • to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
  • order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances
  •  to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, newsletters, posters and the Patient Participation Group by January 2016.


Online Services Records Access ‘It’s your choice’

If you wish to, you can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and look at a summary of your medical record online. You can also still use the telephone or call in to the surgery for any of these services as well. It’s your choice.  

Being able to see a summary of your record online might help you to manage your medical conditions. It also means that you can even access it from anywhere in the world should you require medical treatment on holiday. If you decide not to join or wish to withdraw, this is your choice and practice staff will continue to treat you in the same way as before. This decision will not affect the quality of your care.

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