Welcome To Trinity Surgery
North Cambs Hospital- Pathology Lab
From Tuesday 4 January 2022 the Pathology Lab at North Cambridgeshire Hospital will be operating by appointment only.
Patients will need to telephone for an appointment on 01945 488059, between 8.15am – 4.15pm. There is only one telephone line at present, please be patient.
If you do have an appointment, please arrive 5 minutes before and please attend alone (unless additional care is needed).
Winter Access Fund
The NHS is gearing up for a very challenging winter, with access to general practice an essential part of winter plans.
A new Winter Access Fund (WAF) has been introduced by NHS England to help improve access for patients during the winter period.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG has allocated Trinity Surgery funding from the Winter Access Fund to increase capacity and improve patient access.
Additional appointments may be face to face, telephone or online consultations with any healthcare professional.
Hospital Waiting Times – Patient Helpdesk
The Covid19 pandemic has added to the strain on all NHS services. As a result of this, waiting list times for outpatient and specialist appointments and procedures have increased for everybody.
We appreciate that this can cause worry and uncertainty about when you will eventually receive an appointment. The practice has no direct access to the hospital appointment lists.
If you have been referred by your GP/are waiting for :
· An outpatient appointment
· An appointment for hospital tests (eg scans)
· A date for an operation or other treatment
· A follow-up from your hospital team
and you have a query about what is happening, please contact the Patient Helpdesk on 0800 048 5800. The helpdesk is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Only call the practice if your condition has genuinely deteriorated, when you will be reviewed by one of the clinical team and appropriate action can be taken in regard to your care.
If you have a booked appointment please come into the surgery no sooner than 5 minutes before your appointment time. If you are coming to reception for any other reason please enter the first set of doors and wait until the reception desk is clear before entering. When attending the surgery please wear a face covering. Prescription requests are to be in writing and put in the surgery letterbox or through patients online account. Please allow 3 working days for your prescription to be ready at your pharmacy. If you have a prescription query please telephone the surgery on 01945 476999 and press option 3 to speak to a prescription clerk (please note this line is only open between 9am-4pm).
Do not attend the surgery if your are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus or have been asked to self isolate.
Try the NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and more.
If you already use SystmOnline you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)
NHS Digital's daily collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research.
This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.
Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1st July 2021. If you have already registered a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice your data will not be shared with NHS Digital. If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning the form on the link to your GP practice by 23 June 2021 to allow time for processing it. If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this.
Link to Opt-out: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice#opting-out-of-nhs-digital-collecting-your-data-type-1-opt-out-