We had a staggering 293 DNA (did not attend) appointments with our Nursing Team for the month of December. Time is our most precious resource and we have very sadly lost 3445 minutes (57 hours and 42 minutes).
If you are unable to keep your planned nurse appointment or blood test please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.
This can be done very quickly and easily by texting the word CANCEL to the number given on your text appointment confirmation.
Time is our most precious resource, please help us to help our patients.

COVID Booster clinics

Clinics are now being held at the surgery for COVID boosters.

You can book an your appointment online if you are over 18 years of age, with a 91 day period since your 2nd vaccination.
We have some appointments available on Saturday December 18th, Sunday December 19th, Monday December 20th, Tuesday December 21st and Thursday December 23rd.
We have been sending invitations by text message, click on the link, enter your date of birth and amend the clinics to the dates instructed in the text. You will be able to choose a time and confirm the booking. This will avoid unnecessary waiting times on our phones lines.
If, however, you have issues with this, please contact the surgery in the afternoon at our quieter telephone times.
If you are eligible for a flu vaccine but haven't had this at the time of the COVID clinic we can give this at the same time.  

Community Cafe

A new local Community Cafe  starts on Friday October 22nd 10-11.30am and will run every 2 weeks at Rumbletums in Kimberley

Into Twitter?

Why not follow Nottingham West Primary Care Network for the latest local updates on health and wellbeing?

The NHS COVID PASS for travel from England is available via the NHS App

Please take a look at this link for more information

Energy Advice

Green Doctor Nottingham offer FREE energy advice via a home visit or phone consultation depending on people's requirements, please see the link for more information or to refer into this service Green Doctor

Over the last couple of months we have noticed an increase in the aggression and use of abusive language our staff are receiving.

We would like to remind our patients that we are working very hard to meet the needs of all our patients and any form of aggression, abuse or use of bad language towards our team will not be tolerated.

If you are unhappy or have any concerns we would request that these are raised in the appropriate manner. 

Thank you. Contact us here.

From July 19th, the EPCC Team will continue to wear face masks, and other PPE as required, to protect our patients and our colleagues and prevent possible infections.

We politely request that patients coming into the surgery continue to wear a mask also please.

Easy Read NHS England Newsletter

The latest NHS England Newsletter in an easy read format (under Clinics & Services/Learning Disability Resources) contains information on:

  • The coronavirus
  • The coronavirus vaccine
  • Who should have a keyworker

Church Walk and Church Street Sites

Our doors are now open and so there is now no need to ring the bell beforehand, but we do still need to manage footfall in the surgery to keep everyone safe. Can we please ask that you do not arrive too early for your appointment and use the external prescription request box at the side of the Church Walk site instead of bringing this to reception.

Accessing GP Services

Patients requiring GP services should contact the Surgery by telephoning 01773 304700. 

The receptionist will ask the patient to provide a few basic details regarding the nature of the call and, if appropriate, put the patient on a GP’s triage list. This information is to help the GP prioritise the patients’ needs. 

The GP will telephone the patient (usually the same day, depending on the urgency and timing of the request). Up to 2 telephone attempts will made. Patients should have their telephone close by so as to avoid missing the call. The caller ID will be from a private/unknown caller.

The GP will ask the patient questions and determine the course of treatment. This may be the GP booking a face-to-face appointment with a GP, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, a Practice Pharmacist, a Nurse or another clinician. It could also be providing advice over the phone, issuing a prescription, or making a referral to another service for tests and/or investigations.

 Covid 19 Survivors Group organised by Self Help UK  and moulded by its members


Learning Disabilities Resources

The NHS App

An easy read leaflet regarding the NHS App can be found here

Flu Vaccination Information

Going to my flu vaccination

Covid 19 Health Information

What your NHS COVID pass letter tells you

What is the coronavirus?

Who can catch coronavirus?

Who can get very poorly?

What is the vaccine?

Risks of not having the vaccine

How is the vaccine given?

Who can have the vaccine?

How is the vaccine given?

Having the vaccine

After the vaccine

A Request to Support Individual Needs (COVID-19 vaccination) form an easy read guide

Speaking to your GP About the Coronavirus Vaccine an easy read guide

Important Information About Coronavirus June 2020

Updated Information on Shielding

Stay At Home What to do if you or someone you share your home with has coronavirus symptoms

Face Covering Information

Support Bubble Information

Going To Work Safely

How To Travel Safely

Top Tips To Stay Safe From Coronavirus

Health Information

What is cervical cancer - a short film explaining what cervical cancer is 

What is HPV - a short film explaining what HPV is

What do cervical screening results mean - a short film explaining what cervical screening results mean

NHS England Newsletter issue 14 is an easy read format and contains information on:

  • Why things are changing in the NHS
  • Services working together
  • NHS Led provider collaboratives
  • Primary care networks
  • Vaccines for a healthy winter

NHS England Newsletter issue 13 is an easy read format and contains information on:

  • Lung cancer
  • Smoking and e-cigarettes
  • Healthy eating
  • NHS app

NHS England Newsletter issue 12 is an easy read format and contains information on:

  • The coronavirus
  • Coronavirus grab and go guide
  • The coronavirus vaccine
  • Who should have a keyworker

NHS England Newsletter issue 11 is an easy read format and contains information on:

  • Getting help with difficult feelings - help when you're feeling sad, angry, worried or confused
  • Support for children and young people in crisis - spotting signs you're in crisis and how to get help
  • Mental Capacity Act - getting the right support to make decisions

NHS England Newsletter issue 10 is in an easy read format and contains information on:

  • Looking after your teeth
  • Mindfulness (learning to settle your mind and relax)
  • Reducing restrictive practices
  • Stopping people dying too soon
  • Social prescribing (getting help through other things rather than medicines and treatment)

Financial and Employment Information

The i-work team can provide support to help you find employment

Disability Nottinghamshire is a registered charity promoting the independence and choice of all persons with disabilities and impairments within Nottinghamshire.  They provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and advocacy in respect of any aspect of disability to people with disabilities and impairments, their carers, friends and families as well as professionals and students.  They also provide help and advice regarding benefits and can help with completing applications.

Towards Work aims to support those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual might face.

Skills Information

Portland College is a leading specialist college working with disabled people to develop their employability, independence and communication skills - and with employers to create an inclusive workforce and support business growth

Onup is a social enterprise project for young people with learning differences providing opportunities to develop skills and contribute to the community

The Adventure Service is a company that provides outdoor adventure activities for all people, especially working closely with those with learning disabilities

Rumbletums is a community cafe and a supported training project for young people with a learning disability, some of whom may also have an additional physical disability

Pulp Friction provides work experience for young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to develop work-readiness, social and independence skills by training members in catering and hospitality settings

Social Information

Stay Up Late is a charity that promotes full and active social lives for people with learning disabilities

Disability Tennis is a fun session of light tennis coaching for players with learning difficulties and/or autism, designed to help players to engage with sport in a friendly, social manner

Eastwood Youth Link Club is a youth club for young people with disabilities aged 13-24 years

Aspley YMCA Disability Football Club is an inclusive football session for those aged 10-18 years

Dig In Community Allotment Stapleford run by local people for local people and is open to all whatever your age or level of ability

Resources  A collection of free helpful resources from Advocacy 2 Engagement for people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. 

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