Keep us up to Date
Please let us know as soon as possible if you change your circumstances and personal information such as change of address, name, phone number, etc, and to notify us of your communication and consent preferences.
Your Contact Details
It is important that we can reach you. If you have changed your contact details, please let us know as soon as possible. Contact us or follow this link to our online Update Your Personal Details form>
Your Communications Consent
We would like to keep be able to send you Practice communications by email and text message, but first we need your permission. Please contact us to provide your consent or follow this link to our online Communications Consent form>>
Why should I consent to received text messages and emails from The Barcellos Family Practice?
Not only is it a quick and low-cost way for the NHS to contact patients, it saves a patients time waiting on the phone to get through to the Practice or having to visit the surgery.
Please be assured that if you cannot receive text messages or choose not to, you can continue to use other communication methods, e.g. phone calls or visits to the surgery.
Tell Us if you are a Carer
If you care for someone else, please let us know so we may update our medical records.
Follow this link to complete and submit a Carer's Registration form online or contact us to let us know.
SCR Opt Out
Your patient record is held securely and confidentially on the electronic system at your GP practice. If you require treatment in another NHS healthcare setting such as an Emergency Department or Minor Injury Unit, those treating you would be better able to give you appropriate care if some of the information from the GP practice were available to them. This information is shared electronically via the Summary Care Record (SCR), used nationally across England.
This Practice supports SCR however, as a patient you may choose to opt out if you wish. If you do NOT want an SCR please download, print and complete the SCR Opt Out form by following this link>> and hand it in to the Practice.
Consent to share information to Third Parties
The Data Protection Act 2018 and the ethical codes of conduct of all health care professionals require that medical data be treated with great respect for confidentiality. We take data protection seriously and work very hard to keep your personal information secure and safe. However, we also understand that sometimes you want someone else (a “third party”) to have access to your medical records and personal data we hold. Your specific consent is required before the The Barcellos Family Practice can release medical or personal information which we hold about you to any third party including people speaking or acting on your behalf. This is an important part of keeping your personal data safe.
If you would like to consent to share confidential information with a third party, please ask at Reception for a Consent to Share Information form or follow this link to complete and submit your request online>>