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VISIT TO THE PRACTICE 

We are asking all patients who enter the practice to wear a face covering.  

UPCOMING CLOSURES FOR CHURCHFIELDS MEDICAL PRACTICE 

Tuesday 09/11/2021 - the phone lines will be switched over and the surgery closed from 12.


The Practice will re-open on the following working day at 7 am. For urgent treatment, please call 111.
 


CHANGES TO ROUTINE TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS FROM 29TH MARCH 2021

Dear Patients,

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.


NHS APP

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/ 


PLASMA COLLECTION

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.

https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/how-you-can-help/get-involved/download-digital-materials/convalescent-plasma-materials/

https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/


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.

Carers Support

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

Carers Counselling Service

Patients registered with a Nottingham City practice can also access the dedicated carers counselling service which offers counselling to carers including young carers suffering from anxiety, and non delusional depression.(leaflet attached).

Provided on behalf of the CCG by the Carers Federation the service operates on an open referral basis via email: info@carersfederation.co.uk or alternatively by telephone on: 0115 962 9310.

 

NHS Choices website

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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