VISIT TO THE PRACTICE
As we're coming out of lockdown, we'll be opening the doors to our patients. Please only come inside if you have an appointment or if you're dropping a sample off. Prescriptions requests should be placed in the black letter box as usual.
Please don't arrive earlier than your appointment as we won't be able to fit everyone in the waiting room in line with social distancing rules.
We'll be asking you to use self check-in screen to mark yourself in.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
UPCOMING CLOSURES FOR CHURCHFIELDS MEDICAL PRACTICE
Tuesday 10/5/2021 - the phone lines will be switched over from 12, the Practice will remain open until 5pm
Monday 31/5/2021 - BANK HOLIDAY
The Practice will re-open on the following working day at 8 am. For urgent treatment, please call 111.
CHANGES TO ROUTINE TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS FROM 29TH MARCH 2021
Please note as of Monday 29th March 2021, we will no longer offer same day routine telephone calls with our GPs. These will now be bookable two days in advance. We are NOT making changes to our existing triage system and patients will still be able to phone at 8am for urgent advice and appointments.
Access to the practice will still be limited by keeping the main doors closed. People attending the surgery for an appointment will need to press the intercom for access. All patients who book an appointment at the surgery are asked to disclose any symptoms of new, continuous cough, loss of taste or smell and/or high temperature which could indicate Coronavirus infection. Failure to do so may put staff as well as other, vulnerable patients at risk of contracting the virus. If you have booked an appointment and have any of the above symptoms DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY and contact 111 or call Churchfields Medical Practice on 01159781231 opt 5.
Did you know use of the NHS app allows you to take greater control of your health and care? You can use the app to see your test results and investigations when they are available. The app also allows you to perform many features; booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions, securely view your patient record and get health information and advice. It is already helping thousands of patients to help save time and view results more easily as they come back to us. There is also a feature which allows you to get up-to-date advice on any health issue and Covid19. Please use this link to download the app to your smartphone or tablet. https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/
UK Blood Services are collecting plasma from people over the age of 17 who have had a positive test for COVID-19. 28 days after recovery from COVID-19, you might save lives by donating plasma. To see if you can help others with COVID-19, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus and click the take part in research section.
EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT
For those in need of emotional and psychological support at this difficult and challenging time, Trent PTS is continuing to provide a service for all patients registered with a Greater Nottingham GP. This is NHS funded. If you would like psychological support anybody aged 18 years or over can self-refer. Please go to our website to complete a referral and we will be in contact to arrange your first appointment.
As we continue to accept new referrals we are now offering our services by phone, webcam, using online text-based therapies or through online support packages so as to maintain social distancing.
You can also call the telephone number below, to talk to a member of our team about the services we offer.
GP+ NOTTINGHAM CITY – EXTENDED HOURS ACCESS FOR PATIENTS
Offering Evening & Weekend Appointments bookable through your GP practice, patients registered at this practice are able to access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ service.
Appointments are available to see GPs, Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham City Centre.
Opening hours are:
14.00 – 18.00 Monday – Friday
10.00 – 14.00 Saturday & Sunday
This is not a walk-in service; appointments are required and booked through the reception team at the surgery. For more information visit: www.ncgpa.org.uk/gpplus
NHS HEALTH CHECKS
The Practice offers free NHS health checks for patients age 40-74. Letters will be sent out shortly to those eligible to make an appointment with nursing team.
NHS BREAST SCREENING
Eligible patients registered at Churchfields Medical Practice are being invited for routine breast screening throughout 2017 by Nottingham City Hospital Breast Screening Unit. Over the next few months, women aged 47-73 will be receiving an invitation to be screened. More information regarding the screening can be found at www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk
Information sharing agreement (MIG) - The practice has enabled software to share your GP medical record with urgent care services. This means that if you need urgent care treatment (A&E, Out of hours GP, Walk-in centre) the clinician treating you will ask for your consent for them view your GP medical record; if you do not wish them to view your GP medical record you can decline access. This will only work if you have provided us with consent to share information from your record with other healthcare providers - please click on the 'Enhanced Data Sharing Model' heading below for more information and a consent form.
The type of information shared is restricted and includes a summary of current problems, current medication, allergies, recent tests, diagnosis, procedures, investigations, risks and warnings – all this information is currently held in your GP system record.
Family & Friends test - The feedback we're getting from the Family & Friends test is mostly very positive - thank you. We've also had some helpful suggestions for improvement, that we're looking into. You can complete the Family & Friends test online (the patient survey button at the bottom of the home page) or in the practice (feedback box). We also send text messages after your appointments here giving you the option to share your feedback.