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NHS Blood and Transplant are asking males aged 18-65 who have had COVID to donate plasma for new treatment research that could save lives, more information can be found here 

The Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Gateway is a single point of access for all none-clinical needs a person with cancer may be experiencing. They work with anyone OVER 18 and can also support friends and family of people who have a cancer diagnosis. More details can be found at Opening Times/Help and Support 

Eastwood Primary Care Centre has 2 planned Covid 19 Vaccination Clinics for patients in cohort 6, please see the Latest News for more details

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.

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

NEW SELF-REFERRAL SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY, PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS FOR MORE INFORMATION 

 

Latest News

Early Years Support

A wealth of information and advice from Health Professionals, supporting families from pregnancy through to pre-school, can be found here 

Text the Healthy Family Team for confidential advice and support 07520 619919 or ring the Advice Line to speak to a member of the Healthy Family Team on 0300 123 3387 option 4

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

Eastwood Primary Care Centre has 2 planned clinics, for patients aged 65+ years of age or in cohort 6, on Saturday March 20th and April 10th.

PLEASE HELP THE PRACTICE BY NOT PHONING BEFORE 11AM ON ANY DAY REGARDING THIS TO ENABLE US TO DEAL WITH THE DAILY URGENT ISSUES.
Eligible patients include ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 65. If you have any friends or family in this age group we would welcome your help to offer reassurance and support to help them get vaccinated.
Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment if you are in cohort 6 which includes:
Adults aged 16-65 years in an at-risk group,
Unpaid carers -those in receipt of carers allowance and/or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill,
Residents in a long-term residential facility,
Adults aged 18+ with a learning disability
These clinics are for patients registered at Eastwood Primary Care Centre, Newthorpe Medical Centre, Giltbrook Surgery and Hama Medical Centre - please telephone the practice you are registered at.

New Self-referral service for physiotherapy

Nottingham Community Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service is for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, providing a range of treatments in a community setting, without needing to see your GP first. More details can be found here

Child Flu Vaccinations 

Please follow this link for information on where your child will receive a Flu Vaccination

Covid 19 Privacy Notice

Please follow this link for the latest Covid 19 Privacy Notice

Information on face coverings

General practice is under considerable pressure as a direct result of the current challenges they are faced with delivering a service to patients, at the same time as coping with the consequences of this virus.

There is no requirement for general practice to issue letters for patients who are unable to wear face coverings, as the Government have clearly defined the exemptions to this requirement.

General practice needs to focus all its time and effort managing those who need their help and not be diverted from this by unnecessary tasks.

Many thanks for your help with this matter. 

The latest information on face coverings, their role in reducing the transmission of coronavirus (COVID 19), the settings in which they are recommended, and how they should be safely used and stored can be found here

Information on appointments in primary care can be found here

B12 Injections 

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.  Click on the link on the right of this page to watch our surgery video by the practice nurse with instructions on patient self administration

Screening

Our website now has a "Screening" area, this can be found under Clinics & Services. Information on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening can be found there. Further information will be added soon. 

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK FAQs - What you can and can't do

Information can be found here

REVISED CARERS HUB INFORMATION

A revised Carers Hub information sheet of available carer services during the coronavirus along with a list of useful telephone numbers (for everyone) can be found here

VULNERABLE ADULTS: FAQs

Please see this link for further information

COVID 19 COMMUNITY GROUPS

Do you have family, friends or neighbours that can help and support you?

If not then please see the following information showing which groups are offering help according your address:

REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

Please do not come into either building of Eastwood Primary Care Centre to bring in prescription requests. 

The preferable way is the following (in order of preference)

  • NHS app  or online access
  • Email your request to noweccg.epccprescriptions@nhs.net STATING YOUR NAME DATE OF BIRTH AND WHICH PHARMACY YOU WANT IT SENT TO
  • if you are not able to access email you can, currently, contact the pharmacy by telephone to give them your order
  • If you are not able to do any of the above then post your prescription request in the EXTERNAL POSTBOXES - each site has one clearly marked. WE NEED TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PATIENTS COMING INTO THE BUILDINGS

ADVICE ON PRESCRIPTIONS

  • Please do not order your prescriptions any sooner than you normally would as this puts pressure on your GP practice and pharmacy
  • Ensure you have a nominated pharmacy -  if you do not already have an existing nominated pharmacy, when you order your next prescription, please let us know where you would like this sent
  • For those patients without internet or email facility, you need to bring in your paper request and this needs to be posted in the external post box - preferably at the Church Walk site
  • The pharmacies are dealing with a high volume of dispensing therefore they are asking that medication is not collected until 4-5 days after being requested
  • Please avoid phoning the surgery to enquire if your medication is ready or if it is being delivered, only the pharmacy can answer this question, as this stops patients,  who require medical assistance, getting through
  • Delivery of medications is currently available for vulnerable patients. We are currently working with the local pharmacies and Eastwood, Newthorpe and Giltbrook Mutual Aid to increase capacity of deliveries. If you have relatives or friends who can collect, and are fit and not in the vulnerable group, then please ask for their help
  • If you able to volunteer your time as a Meds Delivery Driver, then please see the local Mutual Aid website
  • We will continue to post updates on opening hours etc for our local pharmacies as we receive them
  • Please be patient and kind with our local pharmacies, they too are under extreme pressure and working hard to continue to deliver their service safely
  • Continue to follow advice and information from NHS.UK and GOV.UK

SICK NOTE INFORMATION

Please see this link for the latest information.

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