Welcome to Our Practice
01 June 2022
Please note we are aware of the national supply shortage of HRT currently in the UK. Your pharmacist is able to issue you with a suitable alternative in the first instance from stock, they will also advise of stock locally available in other pharmacies and should not ask you to return to the practice. The dispensing of HRT medication has been limited to 3 months' worth, but if you have a prescription for more than 3 months' worth you will not have to pay an additional prescription charge. For more information please click here
Proposed merger with The Hollies Family Surgery - important information for all patients of Chapel Lane Surgery
09 May 2022
In early 2021, The Hollies Family Surgery arranged to work more closely with the partners at Chapel Lane Surgery, with both practices sharing responsibility for the delivery of services for The Hollies.
Since May 2021, both practices have continued to operate as 'stand alone' practices with their own reception and administrative staff but clinical staff have worked across both sites.
We are now looking at making this a more formal merger with the management and administrative functions of the two practices which will benefit patients, clinicians and support staff.
Please read the following document which explains this proposal in detail:
After you have read the above document, please click here to fill in a patient survey about the proposed merger. If you require a hard copy of the survey to fill out, please enquire at reception.
Notes and further information from the first information session will be available on the website week commencing 6th June 2022.
The second of our information sessions which patients are invited to attend will be held on Thursday 9th June 2022 at 7.30pm at:
Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby, L37 3NG
FOR GUIDANCE ON USING ECONSULT PLEASE VISIT: https://econsult.net/primary-care
eConsult is only available to use during Surgery hours 8am - 18.30, Monday to Friday.
Chapel Lane Surgery is located on Chapel Lane in Formby and covers patients in Formby, Freshfield, Hightown and Ince Blundell.
The surgery is managed as a non-limited partnership between the doctors within the practice. The Partners are Dr D Callow, Mrs Katie White Dr E H Ball Dr S Lindsay
Chapel Lane medical Partnership also manages and runs The Hollies Family Surgery and Hightown Village surgery
COVID PASS/ RECOVERY CERTIFICATE
Anybody needing to demonstrate your COVID 19 status, will need to get a NHS COVID Pass letter. This is not a document which the surgery can provide. Please call 119 and option 3 or click here to apply online. Thank you.
The Surgery are not booking any Covid Booster Vaccinations. You will be notified by the NHS as to when you can book in for the vaccination. They are contacting patients via letter, email and sms.
For more information please visit:
Or call NHS 119
This means that staff, patients and visitors in GP practices, hospitals, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies, are expected to continue to follow social distancing rules as well as using face coverings and other personal protection equipment to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May said: “Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment.
“And it is important for the public to continue to play their part when visiting NHS and care settings to help protect our staff and patients, particularly those who may be more vulnerable to infections.
“As restrictions are lifted in many places on Monday everyone has a part to play in helping to control Covid by getting vaccinated and acting responsibly.
“It is vital that in healthcare settings, we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.”
Fiona Taylor, chief operating officer at South Sefton and Southport and Formby CCGs said: “We are still in the third wave of the pandemic and there are rising cases of the Delta variant in Sefton.
“We are urging people to keep working together to keep safe. By wearing face coverings, we can protect ourselves and those around us, as we could be carrying COVID-19 but not showing symptoms.
So, continue to wear a face covering, washing your hands and keeping your distance in GP surgeries and other healthcare settings and in busy indoor places. Continue to get tested regularly, whether you have symptoms or not and please, get vaccinated as soon as you can.”
“We’ve all worked so hard and come so far in this pandemic and we’ve got to keep working together to ensure that staff and patients are kept safe.”
GP Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR)
Chapel Lane Surgery, in common with all other GP surgeries in England, will be legally required to extract and upload a copy of your full (historic) GP record to NHS Digital on 1st July 2021, & daily thereafter, as part of the GP Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR) scheme. NHS Digital becomes the data controller for all such uploaded information & will use the uploaded information for purposes beyond direct medical care, so-called “secondary uses”; such as commissioning, planning, population health management, & research.
Please click here to visit the GPDPR page on the NHS Digital website for more information.
Please click here to see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for GPDPR, which we will incorporate into our own Detailed Privacy Notices & Data Processing Register at its next update.
By law, we are required to inform our patients of such processing and of their right to opt-out of this extraction, should they wish to. The opt-out is the standard one used to prohibit use of your GP records for secondary purposes, the “Type 1 Opt-Out”. If you have already expressed such an opt-out (e.g. you previously opted out of the abandoned care.data scheme) then it remains in force & will prohibit this extraction.
Please note that the National Data Opt-Out (such as you can set via the NHS App) will not prohibit the extraction & the uploading of your personal information to NHS Digital for the GPDPR scheme - please click here to find out how to make that choice. For a visual summary of how a Type 1 Opt-Out & the National Data Opt-Out differ & work in practice, please click here.
If you do not want any of your information to flow to NHS Digital as part of the GPDPR scheme, then you need to express a Type 1 Opt-Out before 1st July 2021.
If you opt out after 1st July then your GP record will have been extracted, & whilst no new information about you will be uploaded, the copy of your GP record, as now held by NHS Digital, will not be automatically deleted.
It remains uncertain as to whether and if so, how an individual will ever be able to get their personal information deleted.
Along with many other GP surgeries in England, Chapel Lane Surgery is extremely disappointed that NHS Digital have not publicised the GPDPR scheme more effectively, & they have basically left this to us.
The British Medical Association (BMA) & Royal College of GPs (RCGP) have have written a joint letter, calling for improved communication with the public about this scheme, and the BMA has since called for it to be delayed.
To submit a Type 1 Opt-Out for you our one of your dependents, please complete this form & pass it into our reception, preferably before 23rd June 2021 to enable time for it to be processed.
If we are closed, please place it in the letter box on the side of our building; alternatively, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not telephone our reception to make this request, because we need to ensure that patients trying to contact us for medical help are not delayed.