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Returning from the Middle East
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (MERS)
A new disease called MERS has been identified in some countries in the Middle East such as - Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain and Qatar. The risk to most travellers is very low, but we advise returning travellers:
- to be aware of the symptoms of MERS
- the symptoms include fever and cough, or shortness of breath
- if you become unwell within 14 days of being in the Middle East, call your doctor and tell them where you have travelled.
View Your medical record online
Patients who are already using Patient Access will be able to apply to view their medical record online with effect from 1 March 2015. In order to view your medications, allergies and immunisations, you will need to come into the surgery and complete an application form, and give us your written consent.
(Registered patients who are not yet signed up to Patient Access should follow the procedure outlined above.)
You may not be aware that GP Practices are now required to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. The named GP is largely a role of oversight with the requirement being introduced to reassure patients that they have one GP within the Practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf.
However, you may continue to see any GP or nurse in the Practice as you currently do.
You do not need to take any further action, but if you have any questions or wish to discuss this further please contact us on 01905 363352.