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. Please see the Covid 19 Information under Clinics and Services for more details.

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

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.

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 

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



Eastwood Primary Care Centre offers a professional and caring service to our 19,600 patients, utilising the skills and enthusiasm of our team members we aim to provide efficient, accessible, friendly and high quality family health care.

We currently have 2 sites, the Church Street site is the Urgent Care Centre for issues that require attention on the day and the Church Walk site is the Planned Care Centre for pre-bookable routine appointments. Staff and clinicians work across both sites.

Our team of clinicians consist of General Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists who are all working together to meet the changing demands of primary care.

Our Advanced Clinical Practitioners are experienced clinicians who can assess, diagnose and treat patients, prescribing when indicated and referring for specialist opinions if necessary.

As we are a GP training practice we are involved in the teaching and training of doctors at different stages of their careers, these are GP Registrars.  They are qualified doctors who are engaged in their Postgraduate Training Programme with us at Eastwood Primary Care Centre.

When seeing one of these doctors you may be asked for your consent to video the consultation.  This is part of the doctors' training and is only ever used for teaching and training purposes.

We are also involved in medical student teaching.  As part of their training they are required to see patients.  If you agree to see a Medical Student, they are supervised by a GP from the practice who will oversee your treatment.


Dr Kelvin Kuok Jin Lim (m)

LimMB BS (NOTTINGHAM) 1986 BMed Sci (Hons) 1984 MRCGP 1991

Dr Lim is our Clinical Lead for respiratory conditions, heart failure & chronic heart disease, pain and acupuncture.  Dr Lim holds special clinics for acupuncture, an appointment for this may be offered to you after discussing this with Dr Lim.  

Dr Lim is the Caldicott Guardian for Eastwood Primary Care Centre    

Dr Subramaniam Sivan (m)

sivanMB BS (INDIA) 1993 LRCP (Edin) LRCS (Edin) LRCP & S (Glas) 1994                             

Dr Sivan is the Clinical Lead for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease.

Dr Mark Jonathan Dickson (m)

markMBChB 1992  MRCGP 1996  DRCOG 1995  DCCH 1995

Dr Mark Dickson is the Clinical Lead for Hypertension, Prostate Cancer, and Mental Health Problems. 

Dr Dickson is also the Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Lead in Education, along with Dr Paul Scullard.

As well as routine consultations Dr Dickson can offer appointments for toe nail surgery and joint injections. 

Dr Dickson is a GP Trainer. We have GP Registrars at the practice who practice under the doctors supervision.

Dr Hersad M Vaghela (m)


Dr Vaghela is the Clinical Lead for Minor Surgery, Hypothyroidism, Rheumatology, Quality Outcomes Framework and Summarising and Recalls.

Dr Vaghela also carries out joint injection treatments at the practice.  

Dr Thankam Reshmi Dickson (f)

MB ChB (LEEDS) 1992 MRCGP 1999 DRCOG 1998 DFSRH 2011Dr Thankam Dickson

Dr Reshmi is the Clinical Lead for Family Planning, Palliative Care and Learning Disability.  She also has a special interest in Gynaecology and Dermatology and can perform dermoscopy and skin biopsy.  

As well as routine consultations, Dr Reshmi is able to offer appointments for minor surgery and implant fits/removals for family planning.

Dr Paul Scullard (m)

BMedSci (Nottingham) BM BS MRCGP DCH DRCOG 2005Dr Paul Scullard

Dr Paul Scullard is the Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Primary Prevention and Prescribing. 

Dr Scullard is also the Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Lead in Education, along with Dr Mark Dickson.

Dr Scullard is Clinical Lead for the Primary Care Network in the North of Broxtowe covering Eastwood, Kimberley, Giltbrook and Newthorpe.

Dr Nicole Atkinson (f)

BMedSci (Nottingham) 2002 BM DS DRCOGDr Nicole Atkinson photo

Dr Atkinson is the South Notts Integrated Care Provider Partnership Clinical Lead and also Nottingham & Notts Integrated Care System Clinical Lead

Dr Beth Homer (f)

BMBS 2008 (Nottingham) BMedSci, DRCOG, MRCGPDr Beth Homer photo

Dr Homer is the Clinical Lead for Safeguarding, Stroke, Epilepsy and Neurology. She is also the Screening Lead for Cytology (smears), Bowel and Breast.

Dr Syed Zaidi (m)

MB BS 2004 (Karachi)     Aug 2008Dr Syed Zaidi photo

Dr Syed is the Clinical Lead for frailty and osteoporosis.

Dr Summer Scullard (f)

BM BS 2005 (Nottingham)ss

Dr Summer Scullard is the Clinical Lead for Sepsis at the practice.

Dr Scullard is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches at the University of Nottingham Medical School.

Dr Jennifer Dickinson (f)

MB ChB 2007 (Edinburgh)  Dr Jenny Dickinson photo

Dr Marcia Clark (f)

MB BS 2011 (Newcastle upon Tyne)Dr Marcia Clark

Dr Clark joined the practice as a full-time GP in April 2019 and is the Clinical Lead for Dementia.

Dr Sophie Helena Walker (f)

Dr S Walker photoBM BS 2014 (Nottingham) BMedSci  MRCGP  DFSRH  DRCOG

Dr Sophie Walker runs a monthly contraceptive implant and coil clinic at the practice.

Rachel Thorpe (f)

Advanced Clinical PractitionerRachel Thorpe

Rachel has been a practice nurse with the surgery since 2013.  Following further education and training, she has now qualified as an advanced clinical practitioner, meaning she is able to examine, assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients.

Rachel's role is centred around a triage surgery for same day acute emergency appointments.  She does not offer routine appointments or advanced bookable appointments.  

Tami Marle (f)

TamiAdvanced Clinical Practitioner

Tami was a Practice Nurse for 9 years before training to be an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, studying examination and assessment skills, prescribing and referrals over a 4 year period at the University of Derby, and worked as an ACP for a year prior to taking up the post at Eastwood Primary Care Centre.

Tami's role is centred around a triage surgery for same day acute emergency appointments.  She does not offer routine appointments or advanced bookable appointments.

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