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Portway Family Practice 

Important Information

Suppling face masks exemption letters to patients.

We have had an increase in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

Our response follows the UK Government guidance and supported by the British Medical Association.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (e.g. Bus Drivers)

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

For more information please see the gov.uk website

Thank You

Do It Online

If you wish to, you can now use the internet to book appointments with a  GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and look at your medical record online. It's your choice.

Being able to see your record online might help you to manage your medical conditions. It also means that you can even access if from anywhere in the world should you require medical treatment on holiday.

Please visit reception and you will be given login details, so you will need to think of a password which is unique to you. This will ensure that only you are able to access your records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  It is your responsibility to keep your login details and password safe and secure. If you know or suspect that your record has been accessed by someone that you have not agreed should see it, then you should change your password immediately.

 

If you can't do this, we recommend that you contact the practice so that they can remove online access until you are able to reset the password.

 

If you print out any information from your record, it is also your responsibility to keep this secure. If you are at all worried about keeping printed copies safe, we recommend that you do not make copies at all.

 

 

 
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