"There for you all your life, your good health with our support, empowering you to live well”
  Behind the headlines  |  Manchester Weather Forecast

Haughton Thornley Medical Centres - GP services for Hyde and Denton

Haughton Thornley Patient Participation Group | Search | Staff 

We are welcoming new patients. Please click here to join us now!

    
0161-336-3005
0161-367-7910
0161-336-5958

Guardian Article - Patients need access and understanding of their electronic health records Royal College of General Practitioners
 

Online Services   Online services accessed via EMIS Access
LOGIN to your record

REGISTER

Learn about online services
Forgot your password?

FAQs / password problems

Errors in records

Healthcare Websites

Common problems you can solve
Health A-Z
NHS choices
Local Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Contact a family (for families with disabled children)
Medications A-Z
Learn about your medication
DRUGS: Talk to Frank
Drugs: A-Z (Talk to Frank)
Medication Information from Tameside Hospital
Medicines for children

Lab Tests Online

Easyhealth
Food in Care
What is self care for family and friends
What is self care?
Common problems YOU can solve
Health A-Z
Useful leaflets
My medication passport
Recording your own data
Specific Health Concerns
Contraception
Pregnancy & Baby
Support and friendship for families
Parenting
Downs Syndrome
Downs Side Up
Health conditions and Driving
Dad's signs of Fading Health
Men's health and wellbeing
4 Bengali patients /carers
Losing weight
Back pain
Pain toolkit
Arthritis Information
Think Kidneys
Get Your Belly Out 
DRUGS: Talk to Frank
DRUGS: Know the score
Sexual health
Worried you may have an STI?

Travel advice

Ebola - what to do
Embarrassing Problems
Relate
MIND in Tameside
Are you suicidal?
Menopause Matters
Cancer
Cancer Voices
My ageing parent
Falls prevention
Dementia guide
Bereavement
Hands-only CPR
End of Life Care 

When someone dies

Abuse
Domestic Abuse
Asian Domestic Abuse
Emotional abuse & what to do

Money Worries

My home finance
Cash Box Credit Union
Help with Benefits
Universal Credit
Self-Help Benefits Advisor
Looking for a Job?
The Money Advice Service
Other advice

Out of Hours advice 

Choose and Book 
Medical Standards for Driving
Expert Patient Programme
Communicating with patients
CVH 1st Class

Getting the most from this site

Telephone preference service to stop nuisance calls
Know the net
Get Safe Online
Picture - stay safe
Health Pledge
What is Health Pledge
View health pledges
Make a Health Pledge today
See launch of health pledge
Health pledge team
National Association of Patient Participation
NAPP Home Page
NAPP newsletter
Role of Patient Participation Groups

Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making
Invest in Engagement

Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Decision Aids

Patient Experience (adults)

Patient Experience (youth)

Patient Memoirs
Patient Opinion
Private Health Screening

For Beginners

Computer course for beginners 

Practice Services

Pre-consultation Care HV TH
Asthma care HV TH
COPD care HV TH
Depression Care HV TH
Diabetes Care HV TH
Hypertension Care HV TH
Obesity Care HV TH
Pregnancy Care HV TH 
Eczema Care HV TH 
Immunisations Care HV TH
Heart Disease Care HV TH
Patient Participation Group HV TH

Local Services

Hyde Community Action
Haughton Green Centre
Grafton Centre activities
Hattersley Hub activities
Sexual Health clinics
Volunteering
Find me good care
IRIS
District Nursing
Be Well Tameside
Active Tameside
Home Fire Safety Checks
Greater Manchester NHS Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service
Healthwatch Tameside
Local Hospitals
Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust
Stepping Hill hospital
Central Manchester Foundation Trust
St Marys Hospital
Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital
Salford Royal Hospital
Royal Oldham hospital

Stay Healthy

Superbetter
How to live to 100
Top 10 Tips 
Diski Dance
Food and Diet
Exercise & Walking
Active Tameside
A picture of health - LGBT
Over Fifty Fitness
My local area
Smoke Free
Quitline
Drink Aware
Alcohol self-assessment
Substance related problems
Weight loss blog
Sky Ride 2012
Olympics 2012
NHS Health check

4 Teenagers

Teenage Health Freak
Cyber (online) Bullying
Embarrassing Problems
Positive Steps
Branching Out
Tameside Sports Trust
Off the Record
Knife Crimes
Sex and Young People
Talk to Frank
Youth Health talk
Teen Boys
Teen Girls
Questionnaire

Carers

Trevor Clower - carer
Carers in Tameside
Young carers in Tameside
Tameside Carer's Centre
Your guide to Care & Support
Carers Trust
Carers Space

Health Record Access

What is Records Access?
Is Record Access for me?
About Records Access
You Tube videos on RA
Benefits & Challenges
Example health record
Keeping your information safe
Top 10 reasons for Records Access
Margaret Rickson - Top 50 innovator
Watch a "live" consultation with a patient
Radio Interview: Dr Richard Fitton
Hilda aged 85 and daughter
Local Care Record Development Board
British Medical Journal Blog
BMJ Blog: Please don't forget the patient
Services available

Talks

Are you eMPOWERed yet?
Asthma in Children
Bowel / Lung cancer screening

Breast cancer awareness

Citizens, Genomics and the Future
Dementia services 
Health, Technology and Social Responsibility
Fibromyalgia
Heart disease
HPV vaccinations, cervical smears and cervical cancer
Magical Diabetes Event
Mayor intro to practice
Our Health, Our Lifetime's Work
Prostate Cancer 
Self Care week 2010 
Self Care Week 2011
Self Care Week 2012
Self Care Week 2013

Sun and Skin

Enabling Patient Access
the Haughton Thornley Medical Centres way

7th May 2015 Joanne Bosanquet
#communiGPty
15th April 2015 Part 1
16th Sep 2015 Part 2

Quality Care

Defining Quality
Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Escape Fire
The Moral Era
Derek Wanless - Securing our future health: Taking a long term view 
The Power of Information
Information: To share or not to share
5 Year forward Review
Realising the Potential of Primary Care
HICAT: Out of adversity comes Strength and Wisdom
Patient access to medical records and online services
Case Study: Improving Records Access and Understanding
Review of 2014
Berwick review into patient safety
NHS Productivity
Improving Health Outcomes for All
Trees and change movements
Patient Activation Measures
GP awards 2013
Patient Experience blog
What does the NHS look like in 2013
Our health, our care, our say
Our NHS Our Future - NHS Next Stage Review -Leading local change
High Quality Care for all: NHS Next Stage final report
Person-Centred Care
What patient-centred care really means
Patient view: What I would wish for
Our health, Our lifetime's work
An empowered patient
Trevor Clower - carer
Action for Person-Centred Care
Against All Odds
What is self care ?
Case Study: Improving Records Access and Understanding
Asset Based Community Development
Patient Activation Measures
Declaration for patient-centred care

Other information

GP Net Earnings
Surgery CARES - Instant Medical History
Records Access study
NHS NW Press Release on 1000 patients getting access to their records
Review of 2010
NHS Evidence

Care.Data
Are you happy for your medical record to be shared or do you wish to opt out NOW?

Please read this important information about your electronic health record and the benefits as well as potential risks of your records being shared with others. You need to read this to decide whether you are happy with what the government has decided or whether you would like to opt out of the scheme. You can always opt in again at any point if needed. At no stage will the care you receive be worsened as a result of opting out. If you opt out, your personal information can still be used for your own care.

Better information means better care

You may have come across this leaflet which is being sent to all households in England entitled "Better information means better care". The government has started a publicity campaign to inform patients just like you about the benefits of providing better information to enable better care for people just like you. You can learn more about this service by clicking here. Here is guidance provided for GPs to explain more.

Read Dr Geraint Lewis' blog explaining why in his opinion better information means better care given he is the Chief Data Officer of the NHS in England.

This all sounds very good, however there are some very significant concerns that we would like to bring to the attention of our patients. We are responsible for you and you trust us to support your care needs.

We feel patients with access to their records have a greater understanding of their health needs. Also, many of the resources we have provided on www.htmc.co.uk as well as in the practice can lead to better care. After all, you know your body, what it can and cannot do. You know how you feel, what you like, what you dislike, what suits you & what does not suit you. You also know what your preferences are and what you want and need. You are in the best position to know what to do if you are supported with information and can see your own health information for yourself. Unfortunately care.data is not about you but rather about the "system" collecting your data and then making it available for those willing to pay for it. Due to a change in legislation in Parliament, the practice is powerless to prevent your record from being collected and copied.

Why does this matter?

There is a basic fundamental right that you have always had which is your right to privacy and confidentiality. We take this right very seriously. When you contact the surgery or come and see one of our clinicians, you see us in the knowledge that the information will stay within the surgery. It will not be made available for others to look at without your expressed consent. (There are some rare situations when your record can be shared with others without your permission. This is for some extreme situations such as if it is in your best interests and you are incapacitated or when it is considered for the public good).  This is no longer the case and your data could be routinely taken without needing to get permission from you. We could not therefore guarantee your right to confidentiality. This could go to the very heart of the doctor - patient relationship. We therefore fear a significant lack of trust could result with far-reaching consequences for you and us.

But why should this matter? What are the problems with the way care.data works?

  1. We know that there are sometimes errors in records or vital information that may be missing for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you have had an appendicectomy many years ago or suffer with a penicillin allergy. Often these facts are not possible to be verified without you telling us. But you would only tell us this if you knew it was not in your records. For this reason alone, patients should first get access to their records to ensure the information we have about you is correct and free of any errors. Therefore any decisions we make about your care is more likely to be safe and of the highest quality.
  2. The data from your record will be collected without being made anonymous until later in the process. This means if the data was intercepted, it would be easy to see who it was about and what it referred to. Most experts in IT security do not think this is a sensible way to do things.
  3. It is not at all clear what the data will be used for or even who has access to the data. You should  be asked for the data in your record and have some say on whether it is OK for others to use it and for what purpose. You should be able to see the audit  trail for when your record has been accessed and ideally by whom. That seems like a reasonable request.
  4. What about patients who are less likely to access health services eg those with a disability, those for whom English is poor or those in residential / nursing homes who perhaps are vulnerable and who do not know what the risks are?
  5. It may be that the researchers mentioned in the leaflet may be able to buy your data. Does that matter to you?
  6. Many experts think that even if your name isn't on the data due to the range of illnesses you may have, you could still be identified because of the amount of personal data that is now available. This has far reaching implications for you and also any offspring you may have. This is no  longer just about you.
  7. Improving care is more than just joining up bits of data or health records. This should be obvious. It's about having clinicians who care about you and listen carefully. Considering your needs and wants and involving you in shared decision making so that we work together towards a common solution is fundamentally important. It is a very bold statement to make simply that sharing information will lead to better care. Do you really think that is true ?
  8. The Information Commissioners Office has stated that it is the responsibility of every GP practice to ensure every patient knows their rights and has been informed of how they can be exercised, The leaflet doesn't give you any information on how you can opt out of this scheme. This is the only option you have if you are not happy with the way this scheme is being handled.
  9. GP practices currently are unable to opt all patients out. You will have to do this individually. Our responsibility is to ensure patients are aware of their choices including the ability to opt out.  
  10. Care.Data is not about direct patient care. This means that you will continue to receive excellent care whether you choose to remain opted-in or you opt-out of the service. Care.data is about the use of your data by other parties that are not delivering care to you directly. It is not clear who these other parties are and why they would be interested in your data.

So what options do you have?

You could choose to do nothing in which case your health record will be copied and sent up to Care.Data.

Or you could choose to opt-out now. You can always opt-in again should you decide it is safe to do so or your concerns have been met.

Dr Neil Bhatia a GP in Hampshire has provided an informative website www.care-data.info for patients at his practice which provides a wealth of information with a great deal of detail explaining the consequences.

What do others say? 

A number of people have commented on the plans. Here is a selection of what has been said. 

Why I've opted out of care.data - blog by a patient
Cambridge University Student Union motion (motion was passed on 27th January 2014)

Dr Maureen Baker (@Maureenrcgp), the Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners has put this statement out for GPs 


So what can you do if you have decided to opt out for now?

Click here to find out how to opt out or alternatively, click on the form below to send an opt-out form to the Practice.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE ONLINE FORM NOW TO OPT OUT OF CARE.DATA

Please click here and complete an online form which enables you to opt out. Please ask all other members of your family to complete this too if they would like to opt out as well. 

Alternatively you could log into EMIS Access (which you should have already registered for online service. Send a message stating in the subject box "Opt out of Care.Data” and in the body write 


"Dear Doctor, I am writing to give notice that I refuse consent for my identifiable information to be transferred from your practice systems for any purpose other than my personal medical care.

 
I am aware of the implications of this request, understand that it will not affect the care we receive and will notify you should I change my mind.


I would like / do not want access to my records. ”


Download leaflet which you can print and hand into the surgery 

Come to the surgery and speak to any of the staff (although we prefer you not to do this if possible as this could greatly hinder our ability to treat patients who need to see for health issues).

Click here to see the latest information on how many patients have opted out of care.data

We hope this webpage has given you enough information to help you determine what is best for you. Currently if you would like the best care possible then our recommendation would be to get online access to your records and talk to your doctor or nurse about what else you can do to help yourself. There are a variety of links on this website that we would encourage you to look at which can support your needs. We hope to work with others on how to get joined up information and to do this with your explicit consent with clearly demarcated boundaries for what is acceptable to you. and done in your best interests.

Please remember, Haughton Thornley Medical Centres is here to help you with high quality trusted information to support the needs of you and your family. We feel this is the safest and highest quality care that we can provide.

 

Haughton Vale
0161 336 3005
Thornley House
0161 367 7910
Other services
Out of Hours

In an emergency always 
dial 999

Still confused about who to contact?
Click here to find out more

NHS Stress Hotline
Open between
8am and 10pm
7 days a week
0300 123 2000

the free 24 hour 
confidential helpline 
for older people
08004708090 
FREE Phone calls from any landline / mobile
Samaritans 116 123
Compliments, Complaints and Comments
Click here if you have any issues you would like to raise. 

Local health resources

Accident & Emergency

GP Out of hours

Hospitals

Pharmacists

Dentists

Opticians

information provided by
nhs choices

What's new ?

Click here for further information

Anaesthesia for Patients

Introduction to Anaesthesia
General Anaesthesia
Regional Anaesthesia

Local Anaesthesia

Pain relief after surgery

Details will appear here of events taking place at Haughton Vale and Thornley House Medical CentresPractice 
events

Forthcoming events

Patient Participation Group

  UK Health News  
Non-O blood group 'linked to higher heart attack risk'
It may be because of higher levels of a blood-clotting protein in A, B and AB blood groups.

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes
A fusion of biology and technology is an "exciting glimpse" of medicine's future, scientists say.

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson case: 'Hundreds' of other victims
Surgeon Ian Paterson was convicted of intentionally wounding patients with unnecessary operations.

BBC Health

Free NHS Smoking Helpline: 0800 022 4 332 - SMOKEFREE 
QUIT is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop.
www.drinkaware.co.uk

Register for Organ Donation with the the NHS Blood and Transplant service

Register with Medic Alert if you suffer with a life threatening condition

RU Clear? - Chlamydia and Gonorrhoeacreening
Watch a video of Ben and Rosie - going for tests for STIs including chlamydia (dramatisation)
STI screening service - provided by Greater Manchester PCTs

 Plan your journey to Hospitals and other health appointments to save time and money Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive
Public transport Journey Planner

Find out more about online services available at your Practice

Adobe Reader is required to 
view documents available 
on this website (click below)

Download Adobe Acroat to view documents available on thos website

 

© 2017 Haughton Thornley Medical Centres