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Face Coverings -we are asking all patients visiting the surgery to wear face coverings even after July 19th 2021...
The following SMS message went to all patients with mobile phones on 16th July which represents the practice policy on face coverings and PPE.
We are aware of the planned move to lifting the remaining Covid restrictions in England from the 19th of July. As we are a healthcare facility, we will continue to ask anyone attending the practice to wear a face covering and respect social distancing. In addition, the staff at our Surgeries will continue to wear PPE. The delta variant is more transmissible and patients may come to the surgery when they are contagious. It is our duty to do all we can to keep both our patients and our staff safe whilst we deliver our care. Thank you for your cooperation. Dr R Greenway
NEW: Emergency food bank supplies come to Colerne.
A 6 month pilot scheme has been launched for anyone in need. Food bank vouchers are now available from the Three Shires Surgery in Colerne Tel 742028. Vouchers can be redeemed for food supplies at the Corsham Food bank. Tues. 10- 11:30 & Sat 10- 12noon.
In an emergency you can ring direct to Corsham Foodbank for help Tel No 07788115095.
Website: - Corshamchurchesfoodbank.org.uk For those unable to visit Corsham Foodbank Emergency Food supplies available in Colerne. Request help via 07754512665
For anyone in need, St John’s Church are providing a mini larder in the south porch of the church, containing tinned and dried food & toiletries, (see Notice Board by the Church Gate) Take what you need, no need to ask. Those who can, just contribute when you are able, through the Food Bank Collecting box in Colerne News.
Shirley Willcox Colerne Foodbank Coordinator
Pucklechurch Surgery also has a food bank collection point located in the waiting area, should you wish to make donations.
NHS IT and Amazon Web Services
We have been asked to let our patients know that a number of NHS IT companies, including EMIS and Docman -who own operate IT systems, are currently using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to store clinical records information. EMIS is large GP medical records provider which is used in around half of all UK GP patients (40 million records) , and the cloud servers it uses are approved by the department of health. As a practice, we don't have much control over national decisions like this, but we have been assured that AWS is safe and secure. AWS is used by numerous large companies such as the BBC and Netflix amongst others.