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Surgery Closure

The surgery will be closed for staff training on Tuesday 14 September from 12.30. We will reopen again on Wednesday 15 September at 8am.

Flu Vaccines

Our child nasal flu vaccine has arrived. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment for your child if they are aged 2-3 years old.

Fatwa Flu vaccine containing porcine gelatine.

Please see the link below containing a recent fatwa regarding flu vaccines containing porcine gelatine.

Fatwa flu vaccine containing porcine

Shortage of Blood Collection Tubes

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. 

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled. 

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

Face Masks Update

Dear Patients,

 

Mask wearing guidance and social distancing measures will change from 19th July 2021 as per government guidelines announced recently. We must stress however that the same guidance suggests caution and recommends ongoing wearing of masks in closed spaces, small and crowded areas and where vulnerable people will be present.

 

National guidance also outlines NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings. As you will often be in close proximity to our clinicians and potentially other vulnerable patients when you come to us, we will continue to ask patients to wear masks on our premises and practice social distancing until further notice. This is to minimise disruption to our service and ensure those most vulnerable are still protected when accessing care.

 

Thank you for your understanding

Quitting Smoking

Stopping smoking is always beneficial to your health. It’s never too late to quit, even if you’ve been smoking for 10 years or more.

 

So, if you’re a smoker that wants to quit, are over 16 and live in Nottingham city you can get help to stop smoking with Stub it!

Stub it! offers a 12-week stop smoking programme that is tailored to your individual needs based on your personal habits and is delivered by a specially trained clinician.

Getting the help with Stub it! couldn’t be easier. Simply visit www.ncgpa.org.uk/stubit for more information or to refer yourself. Alternatively, you can call 0115 824 0583 (option2) and speak to one of the friendly team.

General Practice Data for 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 below:

Practice Privacy Policy

Further information is available on the NHS Digital Website and under the GDPR section of our website.

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research

This collection will start on 1 September 2021. 

If you do not want to share with NHS Digital, please register your Type 1 opt out with us before the end of August 2021.

Opt out Form

Type One opt out form

New campaign video from the IGPM calls for end to abuse from patients

The Institute of General Practice Management has launched a new campaign to end all abuse towards general practice staff.

They have produced an impactful video which contains real-life examples of patient interactions from practices across the UK. These include:

  • GP staff whose tyres were slashed by a patient who had not been able to get an appointment that day;
  • A receptionist with Chinese heritage, who received racist abuse and was spat on in relation to the Covid-19 virus;
  • Daily verbal threats including the common phrase: “If I die, it will be your fault”.

The survey of 571 GP practice managers showed that 83% have had to remove a patient from the surgery due to multiple incidents towards their team. Much abuse goes unreported and national annual data on physical assaults against NHS staff are no longer published. The ‘If I die it will be your fault’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the zero-tolerance approach to abuse and encourage all practice staff to feel confident about reporting incidents.

The campaign video can be found here, with practices up and down the country joining forces to share the message that abuse towards practice staff must stop.

Demonstrating your Covid Vaccination status when travelling abroad

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

Help with NHS app Support phone line 

There is a dedicated support line available for people to contact which offers free IT help. 

Whether you’re struggling to get online, need some help with using particular applications, want to get started on the NHS App or access some free training. We’re here to support you in getting connected.

Contact us via 0115 883 8873 or

Email us at Get Nottinghamshire Connected

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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