Please note, the practice will be closed from 12.00 noon on Tuesday 8th February for protected learning. We will re-open at 8.00 a.m the following morning.
If you require urgent care whilst we are closed, please call 111. The practice automated telephone service and SystmOnline are available 24hrs a day to check or cancel appointments. Any prescriptions normall ready to collect on 8th February will be ready for collection the following morning.
Healthy Living for People with Type 2 Diabetes’ is a new online NHS programme, and is looking for volunteers to try the service before it goes live to make sure it meets the needs of its users. Can you help? If you have Type II diabetes, sign up here: https://www.healthyliving.nhs.uk/
DUE TO ONGOING STAFF SICKNESS THE SURGERY DOORS WILL BE CLOSED AT 12 MIDDAY ON FRIDAY 31ST DECEMBER. ONLY PATIENTS WHO HAVE A PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENT WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER AS NORMAL WITH A FACE COVERING.
Due to a high volume of staff sickness please be aware that we are currently only able to deal with urgent requests and cannot see this being resolved for several days. Please bear with us and consider all options available for advice before contacting the practice. We apologise for these circumstances that are out of our control. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CLOSURES
Churchfield Medical Practice will be closed on the following dates over Christmas and New Year:
Monday 27 December 2021
Tuesday 28 December 2021
Monday 3 January 2022
If you need medical assistance on the above dates please call 111
#Grabajab at NCGPA
Covid vaccinations are available at Nottingham City GP Alliance, 64 Long Row from 3pm TODAY until Sun 19 December for those who are eligible. You can book an appointment for your 1st,2nd or Booster vaccinations.
To book call the team on one of the following numbers 07943028488, 07496738766 or 07943031537 with your name, date of birth, NHS number and last vaccination date (if applicable).
VISIT TO THE PRACTICE
We are asking all patients who enter the practice to wear a face covering.
UPCOMING CLOSURES FOR CHURCHFIELDS MEDICAL PRACTICE
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.