Noticeboard

UPCOMING CLOSURES FOR CHURCHFIELDS MEDICAL PRACTICE 


On Thursday 15/4/21, the practice will remain open until 5pm however, the phone lines will be diverted to NEMS from 12 o'clock. The practice will remain open for pre-booked appointments only and to drop prescriptions, samples etc.
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


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.

Routine Appointments

circled_dayTo book a routine appointment please phone the surgery on 978 1231 or call in to the health centre.  You can book a routine appointment for a GP up to 48 hours in advance and a week in advance for the nursing team (subject to change).

The practice offers online appointment booking. We need to see some ID (preferable photo ID) and can then register you for SystmOnline. You can access this service from either the home page of this website or via app. 

Your GP or the reception team may offer you a telephone consultation instead of a face to face appointment. The doctors are often able to assist you in this way, saving you the time and effort it takes to come to the surgery. If you think that a telephone appointment might be right for you, please ask for one when you book.

The practice also offers bookings for GP+ which is an extended access appointments. The service offers appointments for various clinicians from 2pm - 6pm on weekdays and 10am - 2pm on weekends. 

Urgent Appointments 

If you have an urgent problem please phone the surgery on 978 1231 before 11:00 if possible.  The receptionist will ask you for the nature of your call to be able to signpost you to the right service. You may be offered an appointment in the minor illness clinic on the day or you will be asked to leave your phone number for someone to call you back. This will usually be within couple of hours depending on the volume of calls. Your needs will be assessed and you will be offered advice or a suitable appointment. 

Pharmacy support

There are a number of minor illnesses that your local pharmacy can help you to manage. This is often easier and faster than contacting us for an appointment. If you pay for your prescriptions, the medications required for minor illness are usually cheaper than the prescription charge. If you don't pay for prescriptions, there is a scheme called Pharmacy First, under which you can get treatment without charge. You can find out more about Pharmacy First here.

We also have two Practice Pharmacists who are able to do medication reviews and deal with other queries. You can book their appointments up to two weeks in advance (subject to change)

 
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