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Supporting Carers Week - 11th to 17th June.  Click here for more information from Carers Matter Norfolk.

Latest newsletter published - click here.

Click here for the latest CCG 'patient and carers guide to support for people with dementia'.  This has a range of useful contacts.

The Practice is pleased to support the new St Georges Dementia Support Group in Stoke Holy Cross.  For further information call 01508 493661. 

Visit the Dementia Friendly Norfolk website at

The breast screening unit which was in Poringland in the spring has now left the area.  For patients that missed their appointment or are outside the screening age but can request screening once every three years, should call the screening team on 01603 287777. 

Care Information Choices

NHS Digital (formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre) uses health and social care information in a number of ways to support your personal care and to improve health and social care services for everyone.

Here in the surgery and in other care settings, such as hospitals and community services, staff record information about you and your care.  The NHS Care Information Choices Programme allows you to decide who can access your personal data.

You can choose to opt out of your information being shared or used for any purpose other than your direct care (such as a referral we may make to a specialist doctor).

There are two types of opt out:

Opt out one

This is a choice you can make to prevent any information which identifies you, to be shared outside the surgery.  Your choice will be overridden if there are specific circumstances by law, such as a national pandemic, where the information will be extracted.  

Opt out two

This opt out prevents information from any NHS source that identifies you, being shared outside NHS Digital.

Further details on the Care Information Choices Programme can be found here.   

If you are happy for your information to be used by NHS Digital, you do not need to do anything.  If you wish to opt out, please print and complete the opt out form below, returning this to us so that we can mark your choice in your medical record.

Heathgate Care Information Choices Opt Out Form


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