On behalf of the partners: Dr Ko, Dr Mathew, Dr Henderson, Dr Amer, Dr Waddoups and our managing partner Jackie Rotherham, welcome to our practice website.
Covid Vaccination Update
We are now embarking on Priority Group 10 (under 50s) for vaccinations Please do not turn up at the Practice or other venue for a vaccination without an appointment. Vaccination is STRICTLY by appointment only.
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Secondary use of patient identifiable data
NHS Digital intend to make available for sharing on a central database ALL patient records, for any patients who have not opted out by 23rd June 2021. These records will be made available to pharmaceutical firms, charities and anyone who NHS Digital grants permission to. Your records will be anonymised, but there exists a capability to ‘de-anonymise’ these records should it be deemed necessary by NHS Digital.
As of today (8th June 2021), we have roughly 4150 patients. We have received 0 opt-out forms. We suspect that most of you are unaware of this project. We know that some of you will currently be in hospital, some out of the country and that some of our patients may lack access to IT.
Ideally, we’d like to discuss this with each of you to make you aware individually, but this is not possible in the limited time we have, particularly as we are providing care to many AND delivering the covid vaccination programme. Honestly, we’re not sure how compatible handing over your date without your explicit consent is with our duties under GDPR. We have raised our concerns with the BMA and await further response.
We therefore, at present, intend to opt out all patients of this surgery from data-sharing with NHS Digital until concerns about this have been resolved; if you opt out but opt in later, that is absolutely your right. However, if you are opted in and then opt out later, NHS Digital keep on their database all information given initially – it is not deleted.
Please note that this is NOT about sharing data with out-of-hours GP services, or any Hospital – this has happened for years, for the purpose of the direct care of YOU, and will continue unless you object to this separately. We have no problem with this and see it as being helpful to ensure better, safer care. However, we cannot in good conscience irreversibly hand over your data, for no direct benefit to you, on the basis you haven’t objected to something many of you are likely unaware of.
Coronavirus and Practice contact
“During Covid-19 we ask that patients do not come to the surgery unless invited to do so by the practice. We are trying to protect vulnerable patients, and practice staff. We have also reduced some of our services so that we can focus on managing patients with Covid-19. We are still able to assess and advise patients remotely about any concerns that they have which are not Covid-19 related. You can contact the surgery to get advice and assessment by telephone, email, and online via AskMyGP or AccuRx. If a clinician thinks that you need to be seen they can arrange for an appropriate appointment or in some cases perform a video consultation.”
If you have symptoms which may be of Covid-19; a new persistent cough, loss or change in sense of smell or taste, an unexplained fever (temperature over 37.8), then please hang up and contact the NHS 111 Covid-19 Clinical Assessment Service by calling 111 or going online to NHS111 online.
If you are told that you are likely to have Covid-19 then please self-isolate at home for seven days, and ensure that your household contacts also self-isolate for fourteen days. If your symptoms worsen in this time please contact NHS 111 for further support and advice.
Please bear with us as we are extremely busy at this time and calls may take longer than usual to answer.
TASBURGH LODGE SURGERY
At Tasburgh Lodge Surgery, the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare in a friendly and professional manner. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as minor surgery, anticoagulation, dermatology, palliative care, contraception, sexual health, phlebotomy, wound management, well-person clinics, travel and childhood vaccinations to name but a few.
Tasburgh Lodge is an active member practice of Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group. Our surgery is also heavily involved in training the next generation of doctors and nurses. We are a training practice affiliated to the University of Nottingham.
Our partners are forward thinking individuals at the forefront of innovation and change in the NHS. Our practice is unique in East Lindsey because we were the first practice in the locality to have successfuly merged with another. In September 2013, Tasburgh Lodge Surgery was taken over by James Street Family Practice, Louth. We successfully completed our second merger in April 2018 when James Street Family Practice and Tasburgh Lodge took over Kidgate Surgery in Louth.
It’s easier and quicker to manage appointments and request repeat prescriptions via our online service. You must first be registered. Ask reception for a user name and password and follow the link below to register (photo ID may be required). Then simply log in and select an option.
This website has been developed to help our patients manage their health and well being with access to local services in your area, as well as information about our Practice, and signposting you to the service you need. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.