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NEW COVID SYMPTOMS - Hywel Dda Health Board are now asking any individuals with the following symptoms to book a PCR test:

Mild summer cold type symptoms - including a sore throat, runny nose, headache

Flu-like symptoms - including muscle ache and pain, excessive tiredness, persistent headache, runny/blocked nose, persistent sneezing, sore throat/hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing

Generally felling unwell and have a history of being in contact with a positive case (you may have been contact traced)

Any new/changes in symptoms since following a negative PCR test

further information can be found on https://hduhb.nhs.wales/new/press-releases/people-with-wider-symptoms-urged-to-book-a-covid-19-test/


Contact Information - Please ensure that your contact information if up to date.  Remember to notify us of any changes to your contact numbers, email or postal address.


HAHAV

During tough times we can all need help sometimes whether just a friendly face and a talk or an activity to occupy your time and mind. This charity specialises in giving that support for people with life limiting or incurable illnesses. Set up and based in Aberystwyth they have provided support since their founding in 2015. 

For more information and the services that they offer, please follow the link below.

https://hahav.org.uk/ 


TRAVELLING ABROAD

From 1st August 2019 we will no longer be administering non NHS vaccines.                                                                                                          

If you are travelling abroad please go to Reception to pick up a pack, or download it below:                                                      

General Travel Advice

Travel Vaccination Leaflet


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form and submit this to us.

clock2 Travel Questionnaire

We will complete an assessment and let you know which NHS vaccinations you require.                      

Should you require additional chargeable vaccinations, you will need to visit a private travel clinic (details contained within the travel pack). 

PLEASE ENSURE YOU RETURN YOUR TRAVEL QUESTIONNAIRE AT LEAST 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL. 



New Data Protection Regulations from May 2018 (GDPR)

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will supersede the Data Protection Act. It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed. GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles.

The regulation applies from the 25th May 2018 and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.

Please see patient leaflet below for futher information.

Data Protection Regulations May 2018 

How we use your Medical Records


Text Message/E-mail Reminders

You can now register to receive information by text message/e-mail regarding appointments and healthcare.

Under the new data protection regulations introduced from 25th May 2018, we will continue to contact patients via text messages regarding the delivery of care if they have provided consent to do so.

If practices are sending messages about recommended treatment for the management of a specific health issue, then this is defined as providing appropriate care for patients, not marketing purposes.

If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form.

If you wish to opt out of this messaging service then please contact the surgery on 01970 613500


PLEASE NOTE: If we hold your telephone number/s or address on your health record we may contact you by text message, telephone or in the form of a letter.

If you wish to opt out of any of these options then please contact the surgery on 01970 613500.

 

 

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