General Practice Data for Planning and Research
From 1st September 2021 (recently postponed from 1st July 2021) NHS Digital will be collecting GP data for planning and research purposes. This has been approved by the British Medical Association, the Royal College of General Practitioners, and the National Data Guardian. For more information please follow the link below:
NHS Digital GP data collection - transparency notice
If after reading the information in the link above you would prefer not to share your data for NHS planning and research, please complete the Type 1 Opt-Out form available at the same link and return the form to the surgery so that we can code your dissent on your record. This will not adversely affect your medical care in any way, and you can opt back in at any time using the same form.
Current Government Advice about Travel and Covid Vaccination Records:
There are now three ways to access your Covid vaccination details for travel purposes - via the NHS App, via the NHS website, and via 119. Please follow the link below for the latest information.
Vaccination Status for Travelling Abroad
Error Message CID7021 on the NHS App
Please note that this error message relates to a problem with the connection between the NHS App and the surgery's online services. The NHS App is currently unable to connect with our provider of online appointments and prescriptions, Front Desk, and we do not know when this will be fixed.
However it is NOT necessary for a connection to be made in order for you to view your Covid vaccinations in the NHS App. Once you have successfully completed the online ID check the app will have verified your NHS number and the link with your centrally provided Covid vaccinations will work automatically. Where this fails they suggest that you go to Manage your account, delete the NHS app login you have made, and start again. Alternatively call 119 for a printed copy of your Covid vaccinations.
Providing evidence of your COVID vaccination status
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021 and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services. If you already have access to your coded medical record via the Patient Access website, you may use this.
The NHS app can be downloaded from: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone/iOS https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for Android.
If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or more if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.