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The purchase of Human Papillovirus (HPV) self-sampling home testing kits is increasing

Please note results of these private tests and tests taken in private hospital or private sexual health clinics will NOT be acted on by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme and CANNOT be recorded in an individual's NHS screening record. You can read up on further information if you wish.

Measles

Measles is on the increase with outbreaks in England and Wales. The MMR vaccine protects against 3 serious illnesses: measles, mumps and rubella (german measles)

Staff Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a Medical Receptionist, 21 hours, please see further details here and an application form can be found here

Awaiting a Hospital appointment or wanting a result?

Please do not ring the surgery if you are under the hospital already to chase a result or a hospital appointment. If you have not heard from the hospital about a planned appointment or feel you may need to amend or request your appointment is brought forward please contact the hospital directly. You can contact the main hospital switchboard and ask to speak to your consultants secretary. The practice has no other way of doing this other than the above and you will be directed to do this. 

Joint Injection Service

We are pleased to confirm that this service is now fully operational again as we (hopefully) move away from the pandemic. Please contact the surgery if you feel you need a joint injection.

Sick Notes Extensions

 If you require an extension to a sick note please order this via the NHS App where possible.

 For instructions on how to do this please visit:

 www.nottsnhsapp.nhs.uk/sicknote

Repeat Prescription Queries

If you have a Repeat Prescription Query then please contact your pharmacy in the first instance. If you then still need to contact the practice then please fill in the ‘Repeat Prescription Queries’ consultation on the NHS App and PKB.

 

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Why not follow Nottingham West Primary Care Network https://twitter.com/NottmWestPCN for the latest local updates on health and wellbeing?

Respect your Surgery and Staff

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.

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.

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.

Please do not use the Emergency Department (A & E) or the 999 service for minor or long-term problems, this takes care away from those who really need it.

Out of Surgery Hours

During out of hours you should contact the NHS 111 online service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life threatening situation, or telephone 111. Further information on waiting for a call back from 111 can be found on the NHS UK website

Outside normal surgery hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) emergency cover for the practice is provided by NEMS Community Benefit Services Ltd Out of Hours service. The Out of Hours service provides medical care for patients that do not need Emergency Department Care. It is a service that is led by a range of clinical staff such as GPs, Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Emergency care Practitioners.

This service is for problems which cannot wait until the next available surgery. You will be required to provide full information about your problem and will be expected, if necessary, to attend Platform One Practice (based on Station Street, Nottingham). If it is decided a face to face appointment is not necessary then advice may be given.

Bank Holiday Closures 2022

Monday 3 January 

Friday 15 April Good Friday

Monday 18 April Easter Monday

Monday 2 May Early May Bank Holiday

Thursday 2 June Spring Bank Holiday  

Friday 3 June Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday     

Monday 29 August Summer Bank Holiday

Monday 19 September The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Monday 26 December Boxing Day

Tuesday 27 December Christmas Day (substitute day)

Monday 2 January 2023 (New Year's Day, substitute day)

Protected Learning Time  

Both sites will be closed on the following dates from 12.30-6.30pm for clinical and staff training:

Tuesday April 26th

Thursday May 26th

Thursday June 23rd

Thursday July 21st

Thursday September 22nd

Thursday October 20th

Thursday November 24th

Thursday January 26th 2023

Thursday February 23rd 2023 

Thursday March 23rd 2023

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 
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