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

Please take a look at this link for more information

Help and Support with the NHS App

If you have any problems with the app there is a dedicated support line available for people in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County to contact, which offers free help with downloading and registering for the NHS App.

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

Flu Vaccination Clinics

Planned dates and information can be found under our Appointments tab: Flu Vaccination Clinics

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

 

Flu Vaccination

Flu vaccine Information

In order to follow social distancing guidelines we are holding a range of clinics early mornings, evenings and weekends. This is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you are eligible  please contact us on 01773 304773 (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm) and leave a message. A member of staff will call you back within 48 hours.  

If you fall into one of the categories below, you will be eligible for a flu vaccine

Please wear a face covering when attending the Surgery and arrive at your appointment time. 

You should have a FREE NHS flu vaccine if you are:

  • Age 65 or over
  • Pregnant
  • Living in a residential or Nursing Home
  • the main carer of an older or disabled person
  • a household contact of an immunocompromised person
  • a frontline health or social care worker
  • 50-64 years old

    We hope to further extend the flu vaccine programme in November and December to include the 50-64 year old age group subject to vaccine supply and advice from NHS England. A number of providers such as Boots, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Lloyds pharmacies offer the vaccination privately and you can approach them, however, they too may be prioritising vaccinations for at risk groups.

     

Or have a long term condition such as:

  • a heart problem
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or asthma
  • a kidney disease
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • liver disease
  • had a stroke or a transient attach (TIA)
  • diabetes
  • a neurological condition, eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • a problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease or you have had your spleen removed
  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)

This list of conditions isn't definitive.  It is always an issue of clinical judgement.  Your GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.

CHILDREN

If you have a child over 6 months of age who has one of the conditions listed above they should have a flu vaccination. 

The children being offered the vaccine this year, are:

  • all 2 and 3 years of age
  • all children in reception class and school years 1,2,3,4,& 5

Children aged two and three years will be given the vaccination at their general practice usually by the practice nurse. Nearly all eligible children in reception year and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 throughout England will be offered the flu vaccine in school. For most children, the vaccine will be given as a spray in each nostril. This is a very quick and painless procedure.

For more information on children and flu vaccination see the NHS Choices information at nhs.uk/child-flu

 



 
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