Your Data Matters to the NHS
Following the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations on 25th May 2018 the NHS introduced the National Data Opt-Out Programme. It is a new service that permits patients to opt out from the use of their confidential patient information for purposes of research and planning.
Further details on this new initiative can be found by following the link below:
Greener Practice Initiative
A group of South Yorkshire General Practitioners recognise that Climate Change is a health issue as it affects the fundamental determinants of health. By working together to mitigate against its effects, we can improve the resilience of people, patients, communities and the health care system. We aim to develop and support win-win initiatives that help our local general practice community to engage in greener practice
Please follow the link below for more information:
Urgent Notice to Patients
The Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has been informed that a patient has been contacted by someone claiming to be from an online pharmacy quoting the Department of Health. The patient was advised that they would be unable to order prescriptions through their normal method and would need to go through them otherwise their medication would be stopped. The patient realised the call was a scam prior to providing personal information or agreeing to any services and terminated the call.
They advise any individual receiving anything similar to terminate the call and seek advice before agreeing to anything generated from an unsolicited phone call.