We have strongly considered the health and safety of patients and staff following the announcement of the relaxation of wearing face coverings and social distancing. Saltscar Surgery will continue to operate a policy where patients, staff and visitors will be required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing. The local area is currently seeing a large increase in Covid infections and considering we see well and unwell patients at the surgery, we do not feel it is safe to relax our health and safety procedures. We would appreciate your support in helping us to continue to offer safe care to all our patients and maintain the health and safety of our team. If you are visiting the practice and have no face mask, unless exempt, you will be asked to wear a mask. Patients declining to wear a face covering will be triaged on an individual basis. Many thanks for your continued support and cooperation. The Saltscar Team.

If you require a prescription please download the NHS App, or order via the practice prescription email address​ or post your prescription slip through our letterbox. Don't enter the surgery to hand in your prescription slip.

Doctors and staff will be wearing scrubs and PPE  which will include face mask.
 All Prescriptions will be sent electronically to the chemist. NOT to be collected from the surgery

All health organisations must, by law, share information with each other about patients they are caring for directly, to improve the care provided. They must  also use a patient's NHS number as a consistent identifier when sharing data or information about them. This was set out in the Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015, which aimed to reduce anxiety about data sharing. The 2013 Caldicott Review found that in some cases this anxiety meant patient information was not shared, even when sharing would have been in the best interest of the patient.

NHS Digital have produced guidance to help put these duties into practice, so that patients receive the best possible care, while their information is protected.

At our practice we use a computer system called SystmOne. This computer system is used by several different health organisations, enabling them to view records for patients who are under their care.  Our patients have a choice whether these organisations (which use the same system as ours) can view their GP Health Record. Ultimately the choice is the patient's. Patients can choose to not share their records with these other health care organisations who are involved in their care if they wish. Our advice would be to share, as this will result in better and safer clinical care.  

As a practice we will share records to other organisations who care for you, if you have not set any preferences with us, as we are only sharing to those health organisations who look after our patients. 

More information can be found by clicking here NHS Digital Information Security 

Opting Out of Research and Planning

The national data opt-out is a new service that allows patients to opt out of sharing their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.

Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at

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