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When you child is unwell

Childhood illnesses are rising as restrictions ease and people mix more. For the majority of children these illnesses will not be serious and they will soon recover following rest and fluids. You can make sure you know how to care for your unwell child and when it’s important to get help by visiting Your NHS is here for you.


Explanation of The NHS Digital Data Extraction for Planning & Research

The NHS has been using pseudonymised patient data for more than 10 years to enable the planning and research necessary to provide better services for patients. The results of using GP practice data in this way have, for instance:

- helped to plan the roll-out of the Covid 19 vaccine programme;

- are helping to research the effects of ‘long Covid’ and develop treatments to prevent it or lessen its severity;

- are helping to plan services at local level to meet particular local needs.

Without this data, patients at both local and national level may not receive the best services and treatments that they need.

As from 1st September 2021, a new system, Data Access Request Service (DARS), will replace the existing General Practice Extraction Service (GPES).

The data that DARS will collect from the patient record does not include any data that can directly identify you; your name, address, NHS Number and date of birth are all protected by de-identification software before the data is received by NHS Digital.

The process and purposes of the data extraction are explained by NHS Digital in greater detail here

If you do not want your patient data to be shared outside your practice for purposes except your own direct care, you can opt out of NHS Digital collecting your data by completing a Type 1 Opt-out form which is available on our website homepage.

If you do not want NHS Digital to share your data with other organisations you can opt-out by completing a National Data Opt-Out form on the NHS Digital website.

A patient cannot opt-out from their data being shared for their direct care. A full explanation of how this practice uses your data in order to provide your care together with your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR, is available in this practice’s Privacy Notice.


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Primary Care GP Extended Access Centres

There are now Extra GP appointments in the evenings and at weekends available to City and Hackney patients.

Urgent and routine appointments with a GP, either same day or in advance are available at any one of our five primary care GP practices, making it much easier to get the care you need at a location that is convenient for you.

Who can access the service?

Patients registered with a City and Hackney GP practice can book an appointment at the service through their GP practice. These appointments are not suitable for all types of problems. (NB This is not a walk-in service)

What are the opening times?

The opening hours are 4pm - 8pm weekdays and 8am - 8pm weekends and Bank Holidays. 

How do I book an appointment? For now you book an appointment by contacting your own GP practice however, direct booking is in the pipeline.

Extra evening and weekend appointments available at:
Monday - Friday 4pm-8pm Saturday 8am-8pm Sunday and Bank Holidays 8am-8pm

Nightingale Practice

10 Kenninghall Road

London E5 8BY


The Hoxton Surgery

12 Rushton Street

Hoxton N1 5DR


Richmond Road Medical Centre

136 Richmond Road

London E8 3HN


The Neaman Practice

15 Half Moon Court

London EC1A 7HF


Stamford Hill Group Practice

2 Egerton Road

London N16 6UA


What can I expect at a consultation with a GP? One of the added benefits of the primary care extended access service is that the GP will have access to view your medical record during your visit to the primary care access centre. Having access to view your medical record means that the clinician will have a greater understanding of your medical history and health needs and can then choose the treatment that is right for you. The clinician will ask you for your consent before accessing your medical record.

Using this service will not affect your registration at your usual GP practice.

Who will have access to my medical record? Once you have consented, only authorised staff within the service will have access to view your medical record. Clinicians can only review your medical record if you have given your expressed consent. If you do not consent then the GP will not be able to continue the consultation. Your medical information will be treated with the strictest of confidentiality.  All City and Hackney GP practices have agreed to sign up to a data sharing agreement which sets out what information will be shared, how and when.

What if I don’t want my medical records to be shared? If you don’t want your medical records to be viewed then you will need to tell the receptionist or GP at your own practice when they are booking the appointment. They will then offer you an appointment at your own GP practice.

Your views and feedback about the primary care extended access service. At the end of the consultation with the GP you will be asked to complete a patient experience survey. Your views and feedback are important and will help us to make improvements.

Tests and referrals

The GP’s in these centres will send any requests for tests and referrals back to your own GP practice to action – in a small number of cases your own GP practice might recommend a different management plan to the extended access GP.


City and Hackney CCG news and Information

Barretts Grove Had a recent CQC visit

We received a good report from the CQC, you can access the report on the link provided: 

Barretts Grove Surgery - General Practice Privacy Notice

Practice Privacy Notice

Getting the help you need 

The NHS in London is very busy as coronavirus infection rates continue to be high, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.  

Most consultations are over the phone and via video. This is for everyone's safety. We will assess your situation and invite you into the practice if needed. 

We can arrange same-day appointments if you need urgent care but please don't visit without an appointment. Appointments will be held in the best way to keep you safe from Covid.   

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms. 

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.  

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules  

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