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Due to the increased pressures during the current coronavirus outbreak, Martonside Medical Centre will be available via telephone during the hours 8am & 6pm on Good Friday 10th April and Easter Monday 13th April.
STAY SAFE
STAY AT HOME





Message from Martonside Medical Centre:


Please note our surgery has restricted access, all contact must be by telephone in the first instance. Please DO NOT just turn up. This is to ensure the safety and protection of everyone. Thank you.





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If you live in the Middlesbrough area and you are self isolating and need help with social issues, such as shopping and making meals etc. please visit:


 https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/community-support-and-safety/coronavirus-covid-19/help-boro


 


The Government helpline is 01642 729777 or you can visit:


 


www.gov.uk/Coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable


 


Stay home. Stay safe.


 





Calls to 111 are free for both mobiles and landlines.



If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please dial 999.  

Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice.

This surgery uploaded summary care records to the NHS Spine in Autumn 2014.

It is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information visit the Connecting for Health Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

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