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NHS App Help and Support

The Digital Support Hub will be at our Church Walk site on Monday October 18th from 9am until 12 noon to help patients with the NHS App. If you need some help in signing up or support in how to use the NHS App then please come along.

COVID Booster clinics

Clinics are being held at the surgery for COVID boosters. You are required to be 182 days post 2nd dose before a booster can be given. You will receive an invite to attend. Eastwood Primary Care Centre is using a new way to enable patients to book via a link sent to your mobile via text message. If you 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

Local History Group

A new local history group starts on Wednesday 29 September at 3pm at the Old Wine Vaults Church Street Eastwood. The initial meeting will be a meet and greet and an open discussion to determine the topics of the next meeting. Tea, Coffee and cake will be available to purchase during the meeting or any other beverage of choice. Please feel free to take any items of interest with you to the meeting ie photos, books etc

Chair-based Exercise

A 6 week course held at Chilwell, further information can be found here

Into Twitter?

Why not follow Nottingham West Primary Care Network https://twitter.com/NottmWestPCN 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

Help and Support with the NHS App

If you have any problems with the app there is a dedicated support line available for people in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County to contact, which offers free help with downloading and registering for the NHS App.

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

Flu Vaccination Clinics

Planned dates and information can be found under our Appointments tab: Flu Vaccination Clinics

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

 

Demonstrating Your Covid 19 Vaccination Status When Travelling Abroad

From 17 May, you may be able to show your COVID-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when travelling abroad.

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Further information can be found here

Travel Vaccinations

If you are travelling to a foreign country, you are likely to require vaccinations relating to the country you are visiting for your holiday. 

You will need to complete a travel questionnaire found here. Please complete this and email to nnccg.c84032@nhs.net or you can collect and return the form from either of the surgery sites - Church Walk and Church Street. 

This form asks which countries (and the areas within countries) that you are visiting to determine which vaccinations are required. Further information on vaccinations required can be found on the links below.

The travel questionnaire needs to be completed 8 weeks before your holiday start date.  The Practice Nurse will review the form to check which vaccinations are needed and when they need to be done. The Receptionist will then arrange an appointment for you with the Practice Nurse. If you do not hear from the practice within a week after returning the completed questionnaire, please contact the surgery. 

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge as not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

PLEASE NOTE - The surgery are only able to offer basic travel vaccinations. If you require Rabies, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and some other non-basic vaccines you will need to source these privately. Please contact the surgery for further details.

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific

 

 
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