KENT AND MEDWAY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SMS PROGRAMME
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This is a fully funded NHS Kent and Medway initiative using text messaging technology in order to provide patients with the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
To participate in the NHS Kent and Medway STP Coronavirus (COVID-19) SMS Programme, please click on the ‘Participate’ button below to access the online consent form.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) SMS Programme
Data Processing and Data Sharing Summary
- iPlato Healthcare will be sending text messages to all consenting patients registered at practices across Kent and Medway STP catchment area.
- The text message will contain the latest COVID-19 advice, including information and guidance on what to do if patients think they are at risk.
- This SMS Programme will be in addition to any existing programmes. Please note that, upon sign up, no further interaction will be required by GP Practices.
- The wording of the text message will be consistent with the national advice and will change in line with this guidance.
- iPLATO will facilitate the ongoing extraction of client demographic data via the practice clinical system phonebook, for which the data will be minimised as far as possible.
- All data is processed within the HSCN network.
- Only patients who have consented to receive SMS will be contacted.
- iPLATO Healthcare acts as a data processor for this service.