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Information on where your child should receive a flu vaccination can be found in the Latest News section

The updated Covid 19 Privacy Notice can be found under the Latest News on the right hand side.

Flu vaccinations are strictly by appointment only this year to ensure we are able to manage clinics safely, please see Latest News for more information.

Latest News

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

Flu Vaccination Information

FLU VACCINATIONS ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY THIS YEAR TO ENABLE US TO MANAGE CLINICS SAFELY.

Please see the Flu Vaccination link on the right hand side of this page to see if you are eligible.

Patients over the age of 65 or under 65 years with a chronic condition are now able to book a flu jab appointment. Please see Flu Vaccination link to the right of this page for eligibility details for those under 65 years of age. 

Our flu hotline number is 01773 304773 and you can call Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm. If this goes to voicemail then please leave your name, date of birth and telephone number and one of the team will call you back within 48 hours.

Patients who are currently under the District Nurse Team can ask for them to administer the flu vaccination.

For patients who are totally housebound, visits will be arranged later in the season. If you are able to leave the house then please make arrangements to come into surgery for your vaccination.

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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