111 relates to Isle of Man Covid-19 Help Line.
Surgery Update - August 2021
Please do not attend the surgery if you have any covid symptoms – please ring the surgery 686968
Please remember Face...Hands...Space
We are open and the front doors now open freely.
Face masks are required on entering the building.
Please use the hand sanitiser - dispensers are on the walls.
If you have an appointment, a new mask will be given to you.
Social distance is required where possible.
All the staff will be wearing face masks and clinicians will be in PPE when required.
Where possible only attend the surgery if you’ve an appointment, please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before you appointment time.
If you have a query you can use the intercom on the wall and we can help you.
Please use the post box for any paper work.
Samples - please do not put in the post box. If they spill, it may destroy patient’s documents or requests. Use the yellow cylinder bin, we collect samples regularly.
We will keep you updated.
Please keep safe and remember the guidance on hygiene.
These precautions are to keep you and our staff safe.
Hands + Face + Space
Patients who have questions regarding Flu regarding children or adults please contact FluVaccinationEnquiries.DHSC@gov.im
Good morning to all of our patients. This post is to update you on the recent headlines regarding NHS Digital and their plans for using general practice data for planning and research purposes (GPDPR). We do apologise for the length of the post, but we feel it is very important to keep you all updated.
Firstly, we want to reassure you all that Peel Group Practice has raised this issue with Manx Care a couple of weeks ago now. I am sure other practices across the Island have done the same. The Information Commissioner is also aware of GP practices and patients concerns.
In order for your data to be shared for this purpose, our clinical system (EMIS) will be updated with a data sharing agreement which we would have to "tick"in order to activate it. As yet, this HAS NOT appeared on our clinical system. We are unclear if the Isle of Man is going to be included in this and we are still awaiting clarification from Manx Care.
Peel Group Practice are the guardians of your personal data and we take this extremely seriously and patients should be kept informed every step of the way so there is transparency and more importantly, the option to opt out if they so wish.
Although the situation is still not clear to us we wrote the following email to Manx Care this morning. Many GP practices in the UK have written the same letter to their Health Authorities, we have adapted this include the Isle of Man:
"We remain unclear as to the position the Isle of Man are going to take on the GPDPR issue and it would have been really helpful to us and patients if some media had gone out to help alleviate the fear that our patients have over this.
We have received numerous complaints about it and are at a loss what to tell our patients except we have raised our concerns with Manx Care and we are doing all we can to seek advice to reassure them. GPDPR will be covered by UK law, will it be lawful to do this on the Isle of Man? We are also unclear whether we will be getting this update from EMIS.
We are just writing to inform you that we will not be enabling data harvesting for the purposes of GPDPR under the current plans (if we receive the update). Along with our colleagues in the UK we believe that it would be both inappropriate and illegal to do so as it would mean releasing potentially identifiable health data without the data subjects consent. Furthermore that data would, we understand, be held for an indefinite period of time which would also seem to breach the laws governing the processing of sensitive data.
The purpose to which this information might be put is unclear, as are the circumstances under which the records might be
de-anonymised. We are therefore unable to obtain informed consent from our patients prior to release of the data and in any case, it is not our role to seek consent on behalf of a third party who wants to access the records - that role lies with NHS digital who should contact each patient to obtain specific informed consent for the use of their data.
I ask that you consider advising all GP practices to withhold the records from the GPDPR (if the Isle of Man is to be included) until the points above have been satisfactorily addressed and I also ask that Manx Care could put out some media for our patients to alleviate their concerns"
We will of course keep you updated as and when we hear anything further. We know lots of our patients have been worrying about this but please be assured we are doing all we can to establish if the Isle of Man is going to be included.
Again, apologies for the long post, but we felt it was important to inform you all. We would be grateful if you could pass on this information to those who don't use social media.
We would like to introduce our new staff who have joined Peel Group Practice recently.
Sally Smith joined us in May and is one of our receptionists.
John Adair and Matthew Beattie have joined our nursing team as Trainee Advance Nurse Practitioners.
All are welcome additions to our team.
Dr Peter Griffiths is retiring on the 30th June 2021
He has been part of our team for many, many years and has seen lots of changes in general practice, but we have all enjoyed working together.
He will be missed by the team and I am sure by many of our patients.
Enjoy your retirement Dr Griffiths; hope you have lots of adventures.
Welcome to Peel Medical Centre
Peel Medical Centre is situated in the heart of Peel, serving the community in the West of the island. We have a number of male and female partners, as well as training doctors, nurses and Healthcare Assistants to provide a wide range of care for you. This website is designed to give you easy access to that care
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Access to Peel Medical Centre
There are 2 car park spaces near the building. If you do require assistance then there is an intercom button on the outside wall which will notify reception that you need assistance. The automatic front doors will operate in working hours and the 2nd internal door can stay open whilst you go through. If you do not have an obvious disability please advise the receptionist if any help is required. A Hearing Aid Loop System is fitted in the waiting room. There is a disabled toilet by the front entrance.
We are a Training Practice, which means that both fully qualified doctors who are training to become GPs, and Medical Students training to be doctors will occasionally be present at, or in charge of your consultation. You will always be given the chance to opt out of being seen by a trainee. Training is, however, a very important part of our work, and all trainees will be fully supervised by one of the doctors.
Occasionally, as a part of their work, trainees may ask you if you are willing to have the consultation videoed or observed by one of the partners. You are free to refuse this, and indeed we will only video or observe you if you expressly give us your consent. All videos are destroyed once the trainee and trainer have viewed them.
We have made a slight change to our prescription form. The form is very similar to the existing form and self explanatory but you will need to delete any bookmarks you have to the existing form as it will no longer be available. Any details you have saved will however be lost.
(Site updated 09/09/2021)