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Flu Vaccination Clinic - 2019

Flu vaccination Clinics will be held at Millbrook Surgery on the following dates :-

Monday 30th September 2019   -  Please note, due to vaccine delivery schedules, this clinic is for patients aged over 65 only.

Tuesday 29th October 2019

Tuesday 19th November 2019

If you are eligible for a flu vaccination please contact the surgery to book an appointment for one of the dates listed above.

Digital Health Awards   -  "Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award 2019"

The Somerset Community Dietetic Team has been awarded the "Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award" in the 2019 Digital Health Awards.  They received the award for designing a series of webinars to provide easily accessible help and information for patients.

The Team have posted the following message :

"As well as a huge thank you to those that voted, it is also really important to note that the webinars would never have got off the ground without the fantastic support of the gastroenterology team at Yeovil District Hospital, particularly Jim Gotto, Steve Gore, Lin Mear as well as Judith Scull, Senior Partner at Millbrook Surgery in Castle Cary.

We all worked together in 2017 as part of an NHS England 100 Day project and it was their unquestioning support that made the webinar project possible - A HUGE thank you to them."

The webinars can be viewed at the link below....

Employment Opportunity - Social Prescribing Co-Ordinator.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and successful team and play a key role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community.

We are seeking a motivated self-starter, with demonstrable experience of community development and knowledge of the local health and wellbeing landscape.

Working alongside health coaches at the GP surgeries in the Rural Practice Network (Bruton, Milborne port, Millbrook, Queen Camel and Wincanton with some time

at Spark Somerset Office, Monks Yard, Ilminster), the focus of this role will be in community building - strengthening the existing community groups that give

practical and emotional support to people, identifying gaps and helping to develop new groups and activities where needed.  They will work with and alongside

the wider voluntary sector infrastructure that is essential for the successful delivery of social prescribing.  The post is full-time, although job-share and

flexible working will be considered. You will find more details in the document below, including a job description, person specification and application form. 

CV's will not be accepted. Please send your completed form to .  If you have any questions in the meantime, or would

like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact the office on 01460 202970 or email

Social Prescribing Co-ordinator

Application Form

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination Information

Click on the link below for more information about the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination. 

The leaflet explains about measles, mumps and rubella and how the MMR vaccination can help to prevent all three diseases.


Request help and advice from your Practice easily via our new online service. 

Visit our Engage Consult online service to request medical help and advice from a GP,

Nurse or the Admin Team.  You can make your request at any time of the day or night, 

make a request before 4.30 pm and you will receive a same day response,

after 4.30 pm and you will received a reply during the next working day.

Click on the "Online Services" tab at the top of this page and then click on the

"Engage Consult" icon at the bottom right of the poster.

The Records we keep to enable us to look after you.


This practice keeps data on you relating to who you are, where you live, what you do, your family, possibly your friends, your employers, your habits, your problems and diagnoses, the reasons you seek help, your appointments, where you are seen and when you are seen, who by, referrals to specialists and other healthcare providers, tests carried out here and in other places, investigations and scans, treatments and outcomes of treatments, your treatment history, the observations and opinions of other healthcare workers, within and without the NHS as well as comments and aide memoires reasonably made by healthcare professionals in this practice who are appropriately involved in your health care.

When registering for NHS care, all patients who receive NHS care are registered on a national database, the database is held by NHS Digital, a national organisation which has legal responsibilities to collect NHS data.
GPs have always delegated tasks and responsibilities to others that work with them in their surgeries, on average an NHS GP has between 1,500 to 2,500 patients for whom he or she is accountable. It is not possible for the GP to provide hands on personal care for each and every one of those patients in those circumstances, for this reason GPs share your care with others, predominantly within the surgery but occasionally with outside organisations.
If your health needs require care from others elsewhere outside this practice we will exchange with them whatever information about you that is necessary for them to provide that care. When you make contact with healthcare providers outside the practice but within the NHS it is usual for them to send us information relating to that encounter. We will retain part or all of those reports. Normally we will receive equivalent reports of contacts you have with non NHS services but this is not always the case.
Your consent to this sharing of data, within the practice and with those others outside the practice is assumed and is allowed by the Law.
People who have access to your information will only normally have access to data which they need to fulfil their roles, for instance admin staff will normally only see your name, address, contact details, appointment history and registration details in order to book appointments, the practice nurses will normally have access to your immunisation, treatment, significant active and important past histories, your allergies and relevant recent contacts whilst the GP you see or speak to will normally have access to everything in your record.
You have the right to object to our sharing your data in these circumstances but we have an overriding responsibility to do what is in your best interests. Please see below.
We are required by Articles in the General Data Protection Regulations to provide you with the information in the following 9 subsections.
1) Data Controller contact details
Millbrook Surgery, Millbrook Gardens, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7EE
2) Data Protection Officer contact details
Somerset Primary Healthcare Ltd,
3) Purpose of the processing
Direct Care is care delivered to the individual alone, most of which is provided in the surgery. After a patient agrees to a referral for direct care elsewhere, such as a referral to a specialist in a hospital, necessary and relevant information about the patient, their circumstances and their problem will need to be shared with the other healthcare workers, such as specialist, therapists, technicians etc. The information that is shared is to enable the other healthcare workers to provide the most appropriate advice, investigations, treatments, therapies and or care.
4) Lawful basis for   processing
The processing of personal data in the delivery of direct care and for providers’ administrative purposes in this surgery and in support of direct care elsewhere is supported under the following Article 6 and 9 conditions of the GDPR:
Article 6(1)(e) ‘…necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority…’.
Article 9(2)(h) ‘necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services...”  
Organisations and their employees will also respect and comply with their obligations under the common law duty of confidence
5) Recipient or categories of recipients of the processed data
The data will be shared with Health and care professionals and support staff in this surgery and at hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centres who contribute to your personal care.
6) Rights to object
You have the right to object to some or all the information being processed under Article 21. Please contact the Data Controller or the practice. You should be aware that this is a right to raise an objection, that is not the same as having an absolute right to have your wishes granted in every circumstance
7) Right to access and correct
You have the right to access the data that is being shared and have any inaccuracies corrected. There is no right to have accurate medical records deleted except when ordered by a court of Law.
8) Retention period
The data will be retained in line with the law and national guidance.
or speak to the practice.
9)   Right to Complain.
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can use this link
or calling their helpline Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)
There are National Offices for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, (see ICO website)
How we use your medical records

Important information for patients


  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality. 
  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.


  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.


  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.


Travel Vaccinations

Please could we remind anyone needing travel vaccinations to contact the surgery well in advance of your travel date.  Travel vaccinations will not become active immediately and need to be given at least 2 weeks prior to travel.

As this is such a busy time of year with lots of patients planning to travel abroad, please visit the surgery to collect and fill out travel forms at least 6 weeks prior to your travel date.

Patient Information leaflet giving winter health advice available to print

Important Winter advice is available in this A5 leaflet.  This leaflet is part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign and gives advice about what you can do to stay well this winter, and what to do if you become ill.  Please click on the link below to download the leaflet.

Evening and Weekend GP Services

Millbrook Surgery, Wincanton, Bruton, Milborne Port and Queen Camel GP Practices are now working collaboratively to offer appointments to their own and each other’s patients who cannot easily access primary care services during normal working hours.  Please see the posters below for further details. Improving Access Poster.

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