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Pregnant ladies requesting the Covid Vaccination

If you are pregnant or think you might be, please contact 0115 883 4640 so that your appointment.

COVID VACCINATION BOOKING UPDATE FOR PATIENTS AGED 40 and OVER:

“We are encouraging all our patients aged 40 and over to book their Covid-19 vaccinations by calling 119 or visiting the National Booking Website. 

You are eligible for a COVID vaccine if:

  • you're aged 40 or over
  • you'll turn 40 before 1 July 2021
  • you're at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable). You must take Invitation to Book or Shielding letter to appointment or will be turned away.
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you're an eligible frontline health or social care worker (Must show ID on arrival if requested. This could be staff badge, payslip, contract of employment or eligibility letter (provided by Programme))
  • you get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you're a carer

Support for students:

  • Please see the document below for sources of help and support available to students.

Where to go for help

Help the Fight Against COVID-19

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • a high temperature
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

Changes to Electronic Prescriptions

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from the end of March 2020. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money. You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

We recommend that you nominate a pharmacy so that any medication you request can be sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice. This can be done at any pharmacy; simply ask at the counter. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy, you will be given a 'token' which will replace printed prescriptions. Tokens look very similar to printed prescriptions but do not have a signature. You will need to continue to order and collect repeat prescription tokens from us in the same way that you order and collect repeat prescriptions. Once you have received a token, you will need to take it to a pharmacy so that they can download your medication request by using the barcode printed on the token.

electronic prescriptions

Diabetes Helpline

Please click on link below to see details of Diabetes helpline number.

Diabetes helpline

Social Prescribing

Please see link below for further information:

Social prescribing leaflet

Counselling Services

Please see the attached document for advice on how to self-refer to Trent PTS.

Trent PTS self-referral

Try the new NHS app

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 check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use systmone online you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'

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Signposting Health

To find out more about local health resources available to you go to http://www.signpostinghealth.com/ 

MMR Catch up Campaign

If you, or your child, has not received a full course of MMR vaccinations, you may be at risk. Please contact the surgery to discuss whether you need any catch up vaccinations. Our practice nurse will be able to advise you. 

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