ALERT: possible cervical screening text messaging scam
Public Health England have received reports of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.
These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.
Please do not respond to these text messages.
If you are due a smear, please contact us to book an appointment.
Change to Thursday Evening & Saturday Morning Appointments
Due to some staffing shortages the Practice will be changing the locations for our Thursday evening and Saturday morning surgeries throughout July and August 2019.
South Meadow Surgery will be open until 8pm on Thursday evenings with pre-booked appointments available with a GP or Nurse instead of Dedworth.
Dedworth Medical Centre will be open from 9am to 12 midday on Saturdays with pre-booked appointments available with a GP instead of South Meadow.
We will return to the normal locations as of September 2019.
Meningitis ACWY and MMR Vaccinations
Are you about to start University or further education in September 2020?
Please make sure that you are up to date with your Meningitis ACWY and MMR vaccinations.
General Practice Hub: evening and weekend appointments now available
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday) and can be booked up to one week ahead. Appointments take place at the GP Hub, King Edward VII Hospital although may occasionally be offered for St Marks Hospital, Maidenhead. Please book these appointments in the usual way through our Reception team.
The Clinicians you see will have the same access to your medical records as clinicians at here at the Practice.
These appointments are for routine general practice issues only and not for urgent care. If urgent care is required outside of our opening times please call 111 for advice.
This 'General Practice Hub' service is part of a national initiative to improve access to general practice.
In order to provide you with the very best care, all of our doctors, nurses and staff need to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. All surgeries in Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead (WAM) have regular training sessions throughout the year and all Practices are closed during these times.
Currently all training days have been cancelled due to Covid-19.
At all times when the Practice is closed emergency advice and assistance is available by calling 111.
GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation
Please see below details on GDPR, and links that comply with these new laws.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. The GDPR and the forthcoming Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, which has yet to be finalised, will replace the current Data Protection Act.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR was designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe. The aim is to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches.
The current DPA dates from the 1990's when organisations held much less data on individuals. As the amount of data held has increased and technology has advanced, so has the risk of cyber crime and data breaches. The GDPR aims to address gaps in current legislation by providing a framework with greater scope and tougher punishments for those who fail to comply.
The key principles of the current DPA remain unchanged, but some areas of legislation have been strengthened.
Like the DPA, the GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ of data – a controller says how and why personal data is processed and the processor acts on the controller’s behalf. Practices are data controllers.
How we use your information
Fair processing notice guidance
Patient Opt Out Form
The data protection officer for our practice is Rachel Procter. If you have any concerns you may contact her through the practice switchboard.
11th December 2017
Funding for Community Space
On Monday 11th December, Dr Kirstin Ostle and Administrator Robbie Tomlinson pitched to the Windsor Lions charity club to earn a grant to furnish the newly built community space on the ground floor of Dedworth Medical Centre.
They were successful and earned a grant of £2,000, which will allow the new space to be made welcoming with tables and practical items like painting easels for art groups.
For the full story visit the Windsor Observer's site.
Publication of GP Earnings
NHS England require that the average net earnings of GP working in the Practice to deliver NHS services publicised and the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading as it takes no account of how much time GPs spend working in the Practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other Practices.
Average Pay for GPs working in South Meadow Surgery in the last financial year was £82,766 before tax and National Insurance. This is 2 full time GPs, 8 part time GPs and 1 locum who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.