Some patients have recently contacted the Patients’ Association asking for guidance with regard to the government’s plans to allow NHS Data to be made available to a third party. In essence, the decision remains a personal choice and not one that necessarily requires medical advice. At this point the Partners are reviewing the government guidelines as they continue to emerge and in any case, they note that the deadline to submit your response has been extended to September while the government considers its final policy statement. The Board of Trustees will release its own definitive statement when the position of the NHS generally and the Pinn Medical Centre in particular is clarified.
At the Meeting of the Board of Trustees on 12 January 2021 the following were unanimously elected as Officers of the Pinn Medical Centre Patients’ Association: Chair – Kevin Mahon; Vice Chair – George Bardwell; Secretary – Larraine Solomon; Treasurer – Anita Manek. Three Board Members – Joanne Daswani, Jagdish Kapur and Brian Yim Lim were stepping down as Trustees and were thanked for their work for the Association.
The Pinn Medical Centre has issued the following update about their services. “Due to the extremely high surge in COVID-19 cases, NHS England have advised that all non-essential work to be stopped to allow General Practices to cope with the overwhelming demand relating to COVID-19. This means that we are open for any acute deterioration in long term conditions and any new symptoms indicating potentially serious disease. This will be until further notice. Thanks”
The Pinn Medical Centre has asked for volunteers to support patients when they attend for Covid vaccination – the detailed letter from Dr Kelshiker is available here. A set of detailed Volunteer frequently asked questions (FAQs) is available here. If you are interested in applying please download the MS Word application form and return it to Kevin Mahon at the Pinn Medical Centre Patients’ Association - email@example.com Thank you.