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We had a staggering 293 DNA (did not attend) appointments with our Nursing Team for the month of December. Time is our most precious resource and we have very sadly lost 3445 minutes (57 hours and 42 minutes).
If you are unable to keep your planned nurse appointment or blood test please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.
This can be done very quickly and easily by texting the word CANCEL to the number given on your text appointment confirmation.
Time is our most precious resource, please help us to help our patients.

COVID Booster clinics

Clinics are now being held at the surgery for COVID boosters.

You can book an your appointment online if you are over 18 years of age, with a 91 day period since your 2nd vaccination.
We have some appointments available on Saturday December 18th, Sunday December 19th, Monday December 20th, Tuesday December 21st and Thursday December 23rd.
We have been sending invitations by text message, click on the link, enter your date of birth and amend the clinics to the dates instructed in the text. You will be able to choose a time and confirm the booking. This will avoid unnecessary waiting times on our phones lines.
If, however, you have issues with this, please contact the surgery in the afternoon at our quieter telephone times.
If you are eligible for a flu vaccine but haven't had this at the time of the COVID clinic we can give this at the same time.  

Community Cafe

A new local Community Cafe  starts on Friday October 22nd 10-11.30am and will run every 2 weeks at Rumbletums in Kimberley

Into Twitter?

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

The NHS COVID PASS for travel from England is available via the NHS App

Please take a look at this link for more information

Energy Advice

Green Doctor Nottingham offer FREE energy advice via a home visit or phone consultation depending on people's requirements, please see the link for more information or to refer into this service Green Doctor

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.

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.

Easy Read NHS England Newsletter

The latest NHS England Newsletter in an easy read format (under Clinics & Services/Learning Disability Resources) contains information on:

  • The coronavirus
  • The coronavirus vaccine
  • Who should have a keyworker

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.

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.

 Covid 19 Survivors Group organised by Self Help UK  and moulded by its members

 

Comments, Problems and Suggestions

Comments, Problems and Suggestions

Most concerns or issues can be sorted out quickly and easily, often at the time they arise with the person concerned, and this may be the approach you try first.

We welcome patient feedback and constructive criticism to tell us what we are doing well and what we can improve.

One way we do this is by sending out an MGOG message asking patients to provide feedback. This can also be done by completing the NHS Friends and Family Test form and returning this to the practice or by sending your comments and suggestions by email

We are also very keen to hear from our young patients and what their thoughts are on our service and so they too can complete their own version Children and Young People's Friends and Family Question form or the parent or carer can complete the Parent or Carer Friends and Family Question for them.

Our team of Managers can help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health & treatment. They are also available to discuss any comments, suggestions or complaints.  Our aim is to give you the highest possible standard of service and we try to deal swiftly with any problems that may occur.  Please do not hesitate to contact the practice for further details.

You can find further information in our Complaints Leaflet and if you wish to make a formal complaint then please complete and return our Complaint Form for the attention of Anita Smith 

 

 



 
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