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Upcoming closures for Churchfields Medical Practice 

Tuesday 7 July (PLT) - closed from 12 

The Practice will re-open on the following day at 8 am. For urgent treatment, please call 111. 

Visit to the practice

If attending Churchfields Medical Practice for an appointment or any other reason, please wear a face mask, scarf, bandana or something similar which covers your nose and mouth.
Please come as close to your appointment time as possible as you may be asked to wait in the car/outside if it's more than 5 mins.
Thank you for helping us to all stay safe.

NHS Dentistry 

Access to NHS Dentistry is currently limited during the pandemic as all dentists have been asked to stop all routine “face-to-face” dental care.

However, if you need urgent dental care, help is at hand:

CALL your dental practice:

They will give you advice over the telephone and make arrangements for you if you need to be seen.

If you don’t have a dentist, find your nearest dentist and CALL them. You can search for your nearest dentist at: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist

You can also contact NHS 111:

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.

www.trentpts.co.uk 

0115 896 2051

Changes to the appointments booking service

Following developments of the Coronavirus pandemic and in the interest of patients and staff safety we have made the difficult decision to suspend the booking of all routine appointments for the time being.

We will be operating a telephone triage system and will be still offering telephone, video consultations and emergency appointments.

There will also be limited access to the practice by keeping the main doors closed. People attending the surgery for an appointment will need to press the intercom for access.

There will be a letter box where you need to put your prescriptions requests. If you normally collect it from the surgery, please use the intercom to advise the receptionist which pharmacy you'd like to collect it from when it's ready. 

These decisions have been made following advice from Public Health England. Thank you for your understanding.

NHS app
We are pleased to say that our surgery is now live on the NHS app. Please follow the simple instruction to set it up.
You can book all non-urgent GP appointments, telephone consultations and some nurses appointments (smears, removal of sutures/clips,diet advice).
For more information, visit www.digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app

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:

 

16:00-20:00 Monday – Friday

9:00-13:00 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

 

National Diabetes Audit - this practice is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Theis project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). We will send anonymous information about the care and treatment received by our patients with diabetes. This information is strictly controlled. If you do not want your information used, please inform a receptionist. This will not affect your care. You can get more information from www.hscic.gov.uk/nda
 
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.

This practice currently offers patients’ facilities to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.We also offer the facility for all patients to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances. We are also now able to to offer patients facilities to view online, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. We will need to see photo ID to set these up - please speak to a receptionist for more information

Ear Wax & Syringing

redcrossIf you know you have a wax problem causing deafness and that your ear is healthy, you can start this treatment for yourself. We recommend Olive Oil only as specially formulated preparations can cause irritation to healthy ears.

Put 2-3 drops of ordinary olive oil down the ear with your head tilted, leaving it tilted for at least 10 minutes or as long as possible morning and night for 2 weeks. This softens the wax and allows it to run out. Don't use cotton wool.

If we undertake ear syringing, the nurse will ensure that the risks are explained to you again, but they include:

  • Ear infection
  • Dizziness
  • Pain
  • Deafness

If you have a repeated build up of wax you can use olive oil twice a week to keep them clear.

If you have, or suspect, any kind of ear problem other than wax, you should NOT put anything down the ear except after medical advice.

Use olive oil when:

  • Your ear is healthy and you think wax is causing your deafness - use for 2 weeks, or
  • Your ear is healthy and you get regular blockages - use twice a week.

See the nurse / doctor when:

  • You have discharge or bleeding
  • You don't know what is causing your deafness
  • You think there's a problem, or
  • You still have a blockage after using olive oil for 2 weeks.
 
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