Flu Vaccination Update
We are aware of news reports this morning advising patients that GP surgeries are now able to vaccinate patients aged 50+ against flu.
Sadly this has not yet been communicated to the local NHS teams and we definitely haven’t had confirmation of this yet in the community.
As soon as we know something we will let you know. In the meantime we would be grateful if you did not call the surgery to ask questions regarding these vaccines as we are sadly unable to help. Please keep the phone lines available for patients that need to speak with us regarding booking appointments.
Thank you for your patience and co-operation.
Prescribing over-the-counter medicine in nurseries and schools
Please follow the link below for information on over-the-counter medicines in nurseries and schools:
Important COVID-19 Safeguarding information helplines
Please see below a list of helplines for safeguarding:
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19
IRISi interventions: irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/
Lets' Talk Wellbeing
Are you feeling anxious, stressed or suffering from low mood? Let's Talk Wellbeing can offer you an assessment appointment within 2 weeks, just call 01159 560888 or you can refer online at:- https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/letstalkwellbeing
Please see below if you are taking medication nasally. With hay fever being prevalent this time of year, this educational video may be useful on the correct way to administer nasal medication.
Please follow the link below;
This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see:
Over the counter medication and prescribing changes
The NHS is no longer able to support the prescribing for minor ailments where over-the-counter treatments are readily available. Please seek help and advice from your local pharmacy or visit www.selfcareforum.org
Stop smoking clinics
We are offering a stop smoking service to our patients under the name 'Stub it!'.
These appointments are booked through us at a GP practice on Upper Parliament street called GP+. If you would like to know more, please enquire at reception.
June 2018 | Gluten Free Survey
Just to let you know that the NHS are running a survey about gluten free products should be available on prescription. We have the forms to be completed at the surgery ready to be handed out or alternatively go to: www.survey monkey.com/r/GN-gluten-free or call: 0115 883 9594 for a printed copy to be sent to you or to complete over the phone.
There is also an event, for more information, please visit: www.nottinghamnortheastccg.nhs.uk/nhs/gluten
This consultation will run for six weeks from Thursday 14th June to Thursday 26th July 2018
June 18 | Changes to Appointments at Rise Park Surgery & GP+
We are pleased to announce that we will be doing an extra extended hours on a Wednesday morning as well as the Thursday morning. This means that the late night Tuesday appointments will be stopped but please see below for more information on the GP+ system for late appointments.
Patients registered at this practice will be able to access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ Nottingham City service.
Appointments will be available to see GPs, Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham City Centre.
Opening hours are:-
1600h – 2000h Monday to Friday
0900h – 1300h Saturday and Sunday
This is not a walk-in service, appointments are required and you need to book these via reception.
Over recent months there has been a significant increase in patients requesting an urgent on the day appointment. These requests will now be dealt with via a telephone triage call by the on call GP; this service will be available in the mornings only.
Once the telephone triage appointments have been allocated we would kindly ask that you call back the next day or if you feel that your illness or problem is urgent for today then please contact your local pharmacist or visit the Urgent Care Centre in Nottingham (Seaton House, City Link, Nottingham, NG2 4LA). Their telephone number is 0115 883 8500 if you would like to talk to them about waiting times etc. Further information can be found online at www.nottinghamcitycare.nhs.uk.
If you are experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath our advice as always is to call 999.
If you are still unsure who to contact with an urgent medical problem please speak with reception who may be able to advise.
Routine appointments may still be booked in afternoon surgeries or you may book one of the GP+ appointments detailed above.
February 18 | Patient Participation Group Meeting Minutes February 2018
April 18 | New GP Registrar
Dr Ismail is our new GP registrar. He will be with us for approximately 1 year. We would like to welcome him to our team!
Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan 2016-21
A draft five-year plan for the future of health and social care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been developed.
To find out more on the Sustainability and Transformation plan please follow the link below.