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Monthly Notices for Whitchurch Village Practice
Are you eligible for a free flu vaccination?
You should have a flu jab if you:
Older people are more likely to get shingles, the new national shingles immunisation programme for people between the ages 70 and 79 has been introduced by the Department of Health, to help protect those most at risk from shingles.
For more information and to find out if you are eligible for a shingles vaccine call us at the practice and speak to a receptionist.
Small Workplace Health Award - Silver
Whitchurch Village Practice has been awarded the Silver level health award by Healthy Working Wales in co-operation with Public Health. This is a national mark of quality for health and wellbeing within the workplace.
Come and Try our New Health Pod
Situated in the waiting room the Health Pod includes an automatic blood pressure machine and weighting scales which are fully linked and able to record data on patient records. The health pod is also able to ‘Arrive’ patients for their appointments and run surveys. Please ask a receptionist if you would like to be shown how to use this facility.
Whitchurch named in the 100 Best Places to Live in the UK
What is the Individual Health Record (IHR)?
The IHR in Wales is a comprehensive view of patients GP record with some of the major clinical conditions, drug history and allergy information included. This record is currently viewed in Out Of Hours, Accident & Emergency and Medical Assessment units throughout Wales but is "view only" and protected by an audited "consent to view" model. Which means patients must give their consent to the practitioner to allow them to view their medical records.
The only additions to this record come from the GP practice. This information is particularly important during emergency admission so practitioners can see patient's clinical conditions, the drugs they are on and any allergy information which may be crucial to the treatment the patient may need.
Patients can opt out of the IHR if they choose.
Patients may visit, telephone or write to the GP Practice indicating that they do not want an Individual Health Record; however it is advisable to discuss any concerns with a member of the practice team to make an informed decision. In the absence of the IHR, medical staff providing out of hours treatment or advice will only have access to the medical history and medication details that the patient can provide at the time. This may lead to difficulties in determining and providing the optimum treatment.
The following should be taken into consideration when making a decision:
After consideration if patients still wish to opt out please contact the practice.