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Eastwood Primary Care CentreTel: 01773 304700
Church Walk Surgery Tel: 01773 304700
Information on everything you need to know about visiting your GP can be found here
The latest information on face coverings can be found here
The national NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme invites men in their 65th year to attend for this very important 10 minute ultrasound scan.
For more details please read this article and deciding whether to be screened and risks and benefits
Information on bowel cancer screening can be found here
An easy read version of the Bowel Cancer Screening leaflet can be found here
Information on cervical screening can be found here
An easy read version of the Having A Smear booklet 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.
To see more complex health care cases which cannot be dealt with by the staff roles outlined above
NHS England Newsletter issue 10 is in an easy read format and contains information on looking after your teeth, mindfulness (learning to settle your mind and relax), reducing restrictive practices, stopping people dying too soon, social prescribing (getting help through other things rather than medicines and treatment)
Important Information About Coronavirus June 2020
Updated Information on Shielding
Stay At Home What to do if you or someone you share your home with has coronavirus symptoms
Face Covering Information
Support Bubble Information
Going To Work Safely
How To Travel Safely
Top Tips To Stay Safe From Coronavirus
The i-work team can provide support to help you find employment
Disability Nottinghamshire is a registered charity promoting the independence and choice of all persons with disabilities and impairments within Nottinghamshire. They provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and advocacy in respect of any aspect of disability to people with disabilities and impairments, their carers, friends and families as well as professionals and students. They also provide help and advice regarding benefits and can help with completing applications.
Towards Work aims to support those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual might face.
Portland College is a leading specialist college working with disabled people to develop their employability, independence and communication skills - and with employers to create an inclusive workforce and support business growth
Onup is a social enterprise project for young people with learning differences providing opportunities to develop skills and contribute to the community
The Adventure Service is a company that provides outdoor adventure activities for all people, especially working closely with those with learning disabilities
Rumbletums is a community cafe and a supported training project for young people with a learning disability, some of whom may also have an additional physical disability
Pulp Friction provides work experience for young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to develop work-readiness, social and independence skills by training members in catering and hospitality settings
Stay Up Late is a charity that promotes full and active social lives for people with learning disabilities
Disability Tennis is a fun session of light tennis coaching for players with learning difficulties and/or autism, designed to help players to engage with sport in a friendly, social manner
Eastwood Youth Link Club is a youth club for young people with disabilities aged 13-24 years
Aspley YMCA Disability Football Club is an inclusive football session for those aged 10-18 years
Dig In Community Allotment Stapleford run by local people for local people and is open to all whatever your age or level of ability
Resources A collection of free helpful resources from Advocacy 2 Engagement for people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.
The Veterans at Home Service, in partnership with The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Fund and The Royal British Legion, are supplying tailored activity packs to lonely and isolated Veterans to assist with their cognitive stimulation.
Please be aware that Non-NHS Services can take a minimum of 15 working days to complete. Please ensure enough notice is given for your request to be dealt with.
Please see the link below for the charges for non-NHS worklist of Charges for Non-NHS work
Travel Vaccinations - 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.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting 7 days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are unemployed and self-employed you can self-certify using Form SC1, this is available from the Job Centre.
If you are unable to return to work after the first 7 days you will need a "Fit to work note" signed by a doctor.
If employers insist on a sick note during the first week of illness this will be in the form of a private note for which there is a charge to them, following a written application by the employer with the patient’s consent (i.e. declaration and signature by them).
If you are exempt from wearing a face covering then please click on this link to download and print a card Face covering exemption cards
Advice for parents during COVID Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself. Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done.
Broxtowe Women's Project provide information and support for women living in Broxtowe who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Information can also be found on their Facebook Page or phone 01773 718555
Ask Lion is a good starting place for money advice
Citizens Advice Nottingham and District for money help and advice
Help with energy bills can be accessed by calling 0115 985 3009 or via Notts Energy
Citizens Advice Broxtowe provide free, independent, impartial and confidential advice, can also be contacted on 0300 4568369
For debt management support please contact 01773 768363, Broxtowe CAB
Eastwood Volunteer Bureau the food bank is open on Fridays from 10am until 1pm. If you are in need of food before then please call 01773 535255
High Street Community Hub are delivering food parcels to anyone in need in the Broxtowe area. You can request this by calling 07970 070159 or 07735 723732
NHS Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust mental health support phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and open to people of all ages
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. Travel questionnaire forms are available from either of the surgery sites - Church Walk and Church Street.
This form includes which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
You will need to complete the travel questionnaire 8 weeks before your holiday start date. Please hand the completed form to the surgery receptionist (at either surgery site) The Practice Nurse will review the form to see what vaccinations are needed and when you need them. The receptionist will then contact the patient to advise you of this and to book you in for an appointment with the Practice Nurse. If you have not heard from the surgery a few days after handing the completed questionnaire in, please contact the surgery so that we can look into this and see what vaccinations (if any) you require
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because 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.
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