February 27th: Please accept our sincere apologies as we are having issues with our telephones. This has been reported and we are waiting on an update. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions: Ordering Medications

Answers to queries we regularly receive can be found on our FAQ: Ordering Medications document

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

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:

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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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.

Eastwood Primary Care Centre offers a professional and caring service to our 19,500 patients, utilising the skills and enthusiasm of our team members we aim to provide efficient, accessible, friendly and high quality family health care.

We have 2 sites approximately 250 yards apart, the Church Street site and the Church Walk site. Staff and clinicians work across both sites.

Our team of clinicians consist of General Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists who are all working together to meet the changing demands of primary care.

Our Advanced Clinical Practitioners are experienced clinicians who can assess, diagnose and treat patients, prescribing when indicated and referring for specialist opinions if necessary.

As we are a GP training practice we are involved in the teaching and training of doctors at different stages of their careers, these are GP Registrars.  They are qualified doctors who are engaged in their Postgraduate Training Programme with us at Eastwood Primary Care Centre.

When seeing one of these doctors you may be asked for your consent to video the consultation.  This is part of the doctors' training and is only ever used for teaching and training purposes.


Dr Kelvin Kuok Jin Lim (m)

LimMB BS (NOTTINGHAM) 1986 BMed Sci (Hons) 1984 MRCGP 1991

Dr Lim is our Clinical Lead for respiratory conditions, heart failure and chronic heart disease. 

Dr Lim is the Caldicott Guardian for Eastwood Primary Care Centre    

Dr Mark Jonathan Dickson (m)

markMBChB 1992  MRCGP 1996  DRCOG 1995  DCCH 1995

Dr Mark Dickson is the Clinical Lead for Hypertension, Prostate Cancer, and Mental Health Problems. 

Dr Dickson is also the Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Lead in Education, along with Dr Paul Scullard.

As well as routine consultations Dr Dickson can offer appointments for toe nail surgery and joint injections. 

Dr Dickson is a GP Trainer. We have GP Registrars at the practice who practice under the doctors supervision.

Dr Hersad M Vaghela (m)


Dr Vaghela is the Clinical Lead for Minor Surgery, Hypothyroidism, Rheumatology, Quality Outcomes Framework and Summarising and Recalls.

Dr Vaghela also carries out joint injection treatments at the practice.  

Dr Thankam Reshmi Dickson (f)

MB ChB (LEEDS) 1992 MRCGP 1999 DRCOG 1998 DFSRH 2011Dr Thankam Dickson

Dr Reshmi is the Clinical Lead for Family Planning, Palliative Care and Learning Disability.  She also has a special interest in Gynaecology and Dermatology and can perform dermoscopy and skin biopsy.  

As well as routine consultations, Dr Reshmi is able to offer appointments for minor surgery and coil and implant fits/removals for family planning.

Dr Paul Scullard (m)

BMedSci (Nottingham) BM BS MRCGP DCH DRCOG 2005Dr Paul Scullard

Dr Paul Scullard is the Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Primary Prevention and Prescribing. 

Dr Scullard is also the Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Lead in Education, along with Dr Mark Dickson.

Dr Scullard is Clinical Lead for the Primary Care Network in the North of Broxtowe covering Eastwood, Kimberley, Giltbrook and Newthorpe.

Dr Nicole Atkinson (f)

BMedSci (Nottingham) 2002 BM DS DRCOGDr Nicole Atkinson photo

Dr Atkinson is the South Notts Integrated Care Provider Partnership Clinical Lead and also Nottingham & Notts Integrated Care System Clinical Lead

Dr Beth Homer (f)

BMBS 2008 (Nottingham) BMedSci, DRCOG, MRCGPDr Beth Homer photo

Dr Homer is the Clinical Lead for Safeguarding, Stroke, Epilepsy and Neurology. She is also the Screening Lead for Cytology (smears), Bowel and Breast.

Dr Syed Zaidi (m)

MB BS 2004 (Karachi)     Aug 2008Dr Syed Zaidi photo

Dr Syed is the Clinical Lead for frailty and osteoporosis.

Dr Summer Scullard (f)

BM BS 2005 (Nottingham)ss

Dr Summer Scullard is the Clinical Lead for Sepsis at the practice.

Dr Scullard is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches at the University of Nottingham Medical School.

Dr Jennifer Dickinson (f)

MB ChB 2007 (Edinburgh)  Dr Jenny Dickinson photo

Dr Sophie Helena Walker (f)

Dr S Walker photoBM BS 2014 (Nottingham) BMedSci  MRCGP  DFSRH  DRCOG

Dr Sophie Walker provides an initial telephone consultation for the monthly Contraceptive Implant and Coil Clinic at the practice.

Dr Sarah Hamer (f)

Photo of Dr HamerMA(Oxon), BM BS(Hons) (Nottingham), MRCP, MRCGP, DFSRH.      

Dr Hamer has particular interests in women’s health and skin diseases and provides coil and implant fits/removals for family planning.

Dr Harpreet Johal (f)

BMBS, BMedSci (Nottingham), MRCGP                             Dr Harpreet Johal

Dr Caroline Norrris (f)

BMBS 2016 (Hons) (Nottingham), BMedSci, MRCGP, DFSRH, DRCOG Dr Caroline Norris

Dr Kristel Yap (f)

BM BS 2014 (Nottingham)  RCGP 2001  Dr Kristel Yap

Stephanie Bowler (f)

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Details to follow

Louise Lee (f)


Details to follow.

Ms Asha Gudibandi (f)

Asha Gudibandi

Asha is our First Contact Physiotherapist. Our Reception Team will offer an appointment, either over the telephone or face to face, if the patient has a new issue that affects their joints, bones or muscles (Please note this does not include any query fractures)

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