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 Welcome to Elmswood Surgery!

We aim to use this website to keep you informed about our services, and to update it with any changes or innovations.

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3.12.2021 - Covid-19 update

We would like to thank patients for co-operating with us to wear face coverings/shields when attending the Practice.  This continues to keep our staff and other patients safe as we increase the number of people in the waiting room!  

In the 4 weeks 18th October - 14th November:

Our clinical team conducted 4,234 consultations with patients either on the phone or face to face. (59% of appointments were face to face)

Our GPs consulted with 2,308 patients, an 8% increase on the same period in 2019 (pre-pandemic)

We are continuing to invite patients for their long term condition reviews with our Nursing team and

we are increasing our number of face to face appointments despite the ongoing pandemic and the emergence of the omicron variant.

We will continue to triage GP appointments via telephone and GPs will prioritise their calls based on clinical need

(hence the Reception team asking for a brief reason when you call)

The GP Partners have asked that you continue to do the following:

Follow government guidance in relation to mask wearing and social interaction.

Wash your hands

Take a PCR test if you have Covid-19 symptoms (which are VERY similar to other respiratory diseases!) A lateral flow test can be negative when the PCR test is positive

Please follow the link for more info on PCR tests and local testing sites: Get a free PCR test

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3.12.21 9.50am

Our phone system is now working again.

Thank you for bearing with us.

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COVID BOOSTER VACCINATION UPDATE

25th October 2021

We are working with our colleagues in local GP Practices to deliver the Covid-19 booster vaccinations from

Hucknall Road Medical Centre,

Kibworth Close, Heathfield Road, Nottingham NG5 1NA 

Location : Hucknall Road MC

Vaccination clinics are being held every Saturday from 9.15am – 3.00pm.

Who is eligible for your booster vaccination?

  • people aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

 People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

 

You are eligible for the booster 6 months after the date of your second jab.

We are sending text message invitations to patients when they become eligible.  The text message will have a weblink to enable patients to book directly into the clinic at Hucknall Road Medical Centre. (Invitation letters to patients without a mobile telephone will also be sent.)

When you become eligible, you will be able to book into alternative vaccination sites via Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or by calling 119.

Forest Rec has been upgraded and is now open for booster jabs and some appointments are also available at the Eagle’s Nest Community Centre, Gedling Road, Arnold.

 

1st dose Covid vaccination – 12-15 year olds

This service is being run in schools.  An out of school offer is available at Forest Rec and Mansfield Mass Vaccination Sites.  This service is not available at Hucknall Road Medical Centre.

 

 3rd dose Covid Vaccination

This is not the same as the booster!

If you need a 3rd dose, your hospital consultant will have sent you a letter.  Please book via 119 or use the swiftqueue link Online Appointment Healthcare Platform | Swiftqueue.  Centres include Forest Rec and City Hospital.

Please take the letter with you to the vaccination appointment!!

 

Not had 1st or 2nd dose yet?

You can “walk in” to any mass vaccination centre to receive your first or second dose.

Go to www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab to find out where the local centres are, opening times and which vaccines are available.

 

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MASKS - update July 2021

We request that patients continue to wear a face mask/covering (or visor if exempt) when attending the Practice.  This is to protect staff as well as vulnerable patients that use our services.

The infection control guidance for General Practice has not changed and all staff will therefore continue to wear appropriate PPE to protect each other as well as our patients.

We cannot supply patients with a mask, and they do not need to be of a surgical standard

Here is a link to the government website with useful information and advice regarding Coronavirus:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

Current guidance about shielding, vulnerable patients and other guidance regarding Covid-19, is available on:

https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/vulnerable-adults-faq/

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What is the difference between a lateral flow test and a PCR swab test?

Covid Tests

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May 2021 update

Please note that our main doors are open and patients are able to access reception services by telephone or face to face.

We are inviting patients in for face to face GP appointments where clinically appropriate and the majority of our nurse appointments are face to face

(some respiratory reviews are being done by telephone).

If you attend the Practice, please help us to keep staff and patients safe by wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance. 

Our waiting room is still at half capacity, so please be aware that if the waiting room is full, you will be asked to wait outside.

For more information regarding our current appointment system, please see the appointments section on our website or click here

We are proud that we have maintained a "doors open" approach throughout the pandemic and are looking forward to seeing more patients

face to face over the coming months as it becomes safer to do so.

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COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME

In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health care organisations, including hospitals, GP practices, care homes, and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

This means that when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at you GP practice. 

Local Vaccination Centres include the Forest Recreation Ground and Kingsmeadow (Lenton Lane)

Please note, patients aged over 18 are now able to book online using the following link:

Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Please continue to stay safe.

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CORONAVIRUS

If you are concerned you may have coronavirus, you have a high temperature, a new persistent cough or sudden loss of taste and smell, or have been told to self isolate, or been in contact with anybody who has Coronavirus, Please DO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE. 

Do NOT come to the Health Centre. If you are concerned please call 119.

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS AND NEED A TEST, PLEASE RING 119, OR IF YOU HAVE ONLINE ACCESS, PLEASE GO TO :

www.NHS.UK/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

 

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