Coronavirus Information

COVID SPRING BOOSTER JABS

Adults aged 75 and over, residents in care homes for older people and those age 12 and over with a severely weakened immune system are being urged to book a spring booster vaccine.

 

Walk in appointments are available at Forest Rec.

 

For more information, please see Nottingham CCG's website here

Masks

We are asking that patients should please wear some sort of protective face covering which can be a mask, scarf etc. when you visit the surgery.

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 is available on:

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

Appointment Booking

All our urgent, same day appointments with a GP are currently conducted by telephone. If you ring reception they will allocate you an appointment with a GP who can assess you on the phone. If they feel they then need to have a face to face consultation with you they will give you a time to come down to the Health Centre.

We are able to book routine face to face appointments with a GP for certian conditions.  The Reception team member will ask you the reason for your appointment to ensure you are offered the most appropriate appointment in the right timescale.

Some phone appointments are available to be booked online. They can now be booked up to 28 days ahead, and THEY ARE FOR A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. Some of these are allocated as URGENT appointments, if you feel that your current problem really cannot wait for a routine consultation

This has been done as we feel it is in our patients’ best interests.

The receptionists will ask you some questions related to coronavirus before booking an appointment for you.

Routine Nurse And HCA Appointments

Our nurses and Heath care assistants are seeing patients for blood tests and most routine procedures including injections, dressings, stitch removal, contraceptive injections and smears. We are encouraging patients to attend for their smear tests, particularly if they are not on a routine recall schedule. We are still unable to offer ear syringing.

It is important at this time that children are brought for their routine baby and child vaccinations. This is actively encouraged. Please do make and keep your appointments

PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN YOU COME TO THE HEALTH CENTRE

Appointments for some routine chronic disease management will not be taking place, but our nurses are conducting respiratory reviews on the telephone.

Research

This practice is one of over 600 practices in England contributing pseudonymised data for national research and surveillance.

These data enable continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the community and is used in ethically approved research. The RCGP RSC is the main source of information for Public Health England (PHE) and helps with prediction and management of flu out-breaks and pandemics.

Providing pseudonymised data does not affect patients, their care or privacy, however if you no longer wish to allow your information to be used, please speak to your GP.‚Äč