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.
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.
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.
Information on Sayana Press Contraceptive Injection
For those patients who have been taught how to self-administer this injection, we have been informed there is a supply issue, and so if you are unable to get this on prescription currently please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment for this to be done at the practice.
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
Early Years Support
A wealth of information and advice from Health Professionals, supporting families from pregnancy through to pre-school, can be found here
Text the Healthy Family Team for confidential advice and support 07520 619919 or ring the Advice Line to speak to a member of the Healthy Family Team on 0300 123 3387 option 4
New Self-referral service for physiotherapy
Nottingham Community Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service is for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, providing a range of treatments in a community setting, without needing to see your GP first. More details can be found here
Child Flu Vaccinations
Please follow this link for information on where your child will receive a Flu Vaccination
Covid 19 Privacy Notice
Please follow this link for the latest Covid 19 Privacy Notice
Information on appointments in primary care can be found here
Our Practice Nurse Team are now showing patients how to self-administer the B12 injection in a face to face appointment in surgery. Full instructions and training will be given to the patient by the Practice nurse at the appointment so that you feel confident that you will be able to continue to administer this yourself in the future, in the comfort of your own home. The nurse will tell you when you are next due to for the injection. Click on the link on the right of this page to watch our surgery video by the practice nurse with instructions on patient self administration
Our website now has a "Screening" area, this can be found under Clinics & Services. Information on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening can be found there. Further information will be added soon.
Sick Note Information
Please see this link for the latest information.