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NHS App Help and Support

The Digital Support Hub will be at our Church Walk site on Monday October 18th from 9am until 12 noon to help patients with the NHS App. If you need some help in signing up or support in how to use the NHS App then please come along.

COVID Booster clinics

Clinics are being held at the surgery for COVID boosters. You are required to be 182 days post 2nd dose before a booster can be given. You will receive an invite to attend. Eastwood Primary Care Centre is using a new way to enable patients to book via a link sent to your mobile via text message. If you 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

Local History Group

A new local history group starts on Wednesday 29 September at 3pm at the Old Wine Vaults Church Street Eastwood. The initial meeting will be a meet and greet and an open discussion to determine the topics of the next meeting. Tea, Coffee and cake will be available to purchase during the meeting or any other beverage of choice. Please feel free to take any items of interest with you to the meeting ie photos, books etc

Chair-based Exercise

A 6 week course held at Chilwell, further information can be found here

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

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.

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Latest News

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. 

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.  

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

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.

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.

Information on Sayana Press Contraceptive Injection

For those patients who have been taught how to self-administer this injection, we have been informed there is a supply issue, and so if you are unable to get this on prescription currently please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment for this to be done at the practice.

Demonstrating Your Covid 19 Vaccination Status When Travelling Abroad

From 17 May, you may be able to show your COVID-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when travelling abroad.

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Further information can be found here

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

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 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. 

Sick Note Information

Please see this link for the latest information.

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