Blood specimen collection - 

 

supply disruption

 

 

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. 

 

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled. 

 

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

 

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire - NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG (nottsccg.nhs.uk)

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

instructions on how to use the app can be found here How to Register - Notts NHS App

If you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed or suspected CORONAVIRUS please check the gov.uk website for the latest COVID-19 travel advice, you may need to call NHS 111 for further advice before making or attending an appointment here at the surgery

 

 

Rushcliffe PCN Covid Vaccination Team 

 

GP practices and services across Rushcliffe are working together to provide a local Covid Vaccination and booster programme. Vaccination Clinics will be available at designated GP practices that Rushcliffe patients can access. A team has been developed to support this service for all GP practices across Rushcliffe.

 

Covid Vaccinations 1st & 2nd doses

If you haven’t received your 1st or 2nd dose Covid Vaccination you can contact the Rushcliffe PCN Covid Vaccination Team to book an appointment. Email ruccg.rushcliffe-boosterprogramme@nhs.net

 

Booster Eligibility Guidance

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.

This includes:

 

  • people aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • carers aged 16 and over
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

 

You will be eligible for a booster dose 6 months (182 days) after you had your 2nd dose.

 

Please be assured that you will be contacted when it’s your turn to have a booster dose. We are encouraging patients to wait for their invites and not to contact your GP surgeries.

 

How you can help:

  • Please wait for your invitation and only contact your GP Practice to update your details; mobile number / email. You will be invited in priority order
  • If you have any difficulties booking an appointment when you receive the vaccination invite link, please email; ruccg.rushcliffe-boosterprogramme@nhs.net and the vaccination team will be happy to help

 

Please Note: You will only be eligible for your booster vaccination 182 days (6 months) after your 2nd dose.

Where to book your Covid Vaccination or booster:

 

There are a number of ways to book a Covid Vaccination. GP practices and services across Rushcliffe are working together to provide a local covid vaccination and booster programme. Designated practices will hold regular clinics that all Rushcliffe patients can access. These clinics will be invitation only. So please wait to receive an invite before attending.

 

You can also access hospital hubs, vaccination centres, pharmacy-led sites and a vaccination bus where you can get your vaccination if you are eligible.

 

How to book your vaccination:

 

Rushcliffe PCN Vaccination Team will send you an invite on behalf of your GP practice for a booster vaccination. You will receive an invite via text message with a link to available clinics, appointment times and instructions on how to book at one of the clinics being run at the GP practices, that are working together in Rushcliffe. 

 

If you would like to access the hospital hubs, vaccination centres etc then once you have received your invite you can book direct using the link below or call 119

 Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

 

Covid Vaccine Third doses for People Who are Immunosuppressed

 

People who were immunosuppressed at the time of their 1st / 2nd Covid-19 vaccination may require a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – this is not a booster. It is a third dose to ensure that such people receive the same protection given by two doses for those with normal immune systems.

 

Letters are being sent from specialist teams at the hospitals to invite those eligible to receive their vaccine. People who are eligible can then walk into any of the vaccination sites with their eligibility letter to receive this third dose. Please note, you will still need to receive a booster dose six months from the date of your third primary course dose.

 

If a person believes they are eligible for this third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but have not been contacted by the specialist team from the hospital they can contact their GP or hospital consultant to discuss eligibility and provision of an appropriate letter.

 

 

Attending the surgery for a face to face appointment

Please do not arrive early to your appointment so that time spent in the waiting room can be reduced for your safety and the safety of others.  If you arrive early, please wait outside the Practice or in your car.

Please read any notices that are up in the Practice to help guide you.

The check-in screen is not in use, so you will need to let the receptionist know that you have arrived for an appointment.  There is a distance barrier and a Perspex screen at the reception for the safety of our staff.

Some of the seats in the waiting area have been marked to not use, to enable distancing, so please sit in one of the allocated seats.  Please do not move the chairs.

 

Do I need to wear a face covering?

Yes, If you need to attend the Practice in person, please wear a face covering to protect others around you and help to stop the spread of coronavirus.  Face coverings can be cloth and/or homemade, this includes a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  Advice or how to wear and make face coverings can be found on the government website.  Face coverings worn as part of religious beliefs or cultural practice are also acceptable, providing they are not loose and cover the mouth and nose.

We only have limited supplies of surgical masks for our staff and therefore will not be able to provide these for patients.

 

Will my doctor and/or nurse in the Practice wear a face covering?

Yes, all doctors, nurses and other health care professionals will wear surgical face masks to protect you.  They may also wear gloves, plastic aprons, visors and in some situations gowns.  This is nothing to worry about.

 

Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?

No, please come alone to your appointment unless you have a carer or guardian who helps you with your care or communication needs.  This is so that we can maintain social distancing for the safety of our patients and staff. 

 

Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and staff and we thank you for your patience and understanding at this very difficult time.

 

IF YOU REQUIRE AN ISOLOATION NOTE FOR YOUR EMPLOYER - PLEASE USE THIS LINK 

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

 

Please do not attend your practice without prior telephone consultation and agreement.

     

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. 

 

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled. 

 

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

 

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.




Gamston Medical Centre

Gamston Medical Centre was founded in 1994 and has been serving patients in the surrounding area ever since. Dr Kandola established the practice has been the GP Principal for more than 26 years, and with her loyal practice team, has supported her patients with great skill and dedication.

From April 2020, Dr Kandola will step back from her role as a GP Partner, but will continue to work 3 days a week at the practice. For several months, PartnersHealth, an organisation formed by Rushcliffe GPs, has been supporting the practice, and will now take over the running of Gamston Medical Centre. PartnersHealth was established in 2015, and has been assisting local GPs, setting up new services for patients, and working with local NHS partners ever since. Dr Neil Fraser, a local GP for 13 years, will now be the clinical lead at Gamston.

As patients, you will notice little change in the coming months, as we maintain the high standards and levels of service you have been used to. We have been very proud of how well the practice team as adapted to these changes, during a health crisis, and we are also very grateful for the support and cooperation of our patients. Please continue to follow the Government advice during these unprecedented times, please stay at home, protect yourselves and the NHS, save lives.

We offer a high quality patient centered service in a friendly environment. This website is a guide to the services we offer and helpful information.

PARTNERSHEALTH EXTENDED GP WEEKEND OPENING HOURS

If you need to access an appointment on the day at the weekend (and can travel to the service location), please ring 111 to be assessed, where you will be booked/re-directed to the service if it is determined that you need to see a GP face-to-face.

The service is available to Rushcliffe registered patients (and any temporary residents within Rushcliffe) and provides routine pre-bookable and same day appointments evenings, weekends and all bank holidays (excl. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

For access to a GP outside of these times,  you should telephone the practice and instructions will be provided on how to contact NEMS.       

Please see the Appointments page for details on updates we have made to our appointment system.

 
Feeling Unwell?
Choose the right service
 
Self Care- www.nhs.uk  Headache, sore throat, coughs and colds, diarrhoea and vomiting
Minor cuts and grazes, bruises and minor sprains
 
Pharmacies- Your local pharmacy can also offer you a range of services, including medication advice and medicines to relieve symptoms of minor ailments such as bites and stings, or an upset stomach
 
NHS 111- Still unsure, want more help- or its urgent but not an emergency
 
GP Practice- Self-care not working or persistent symptoms, chronic pain, long term conditions.
 
NHS Urgent Care Centre- Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham NG2 4LA
The centre offers assessment and treatment for health conditions that are urgent but non-life threatening such as
-minor burns and scalds
-minor head injury with no loss of consciousness
-skin infections and animal bites
-suspected broken bones, sprains and strains (x-ray facilities)
-eye infections and minor eye injuries
No appointment is needed; just drop in between 7am and 9pm 365 days a year
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Emergencies- If you require medical assistance immediately, please dial 999 and request an ambulance
e.g. severe bleeding, choking, breathing problems, blacking out, chest pain, stroke
 

Gamston District Centre
Gamston
Nottingham
NG2 6PS
Tel: 0115 9455946

 

 

As a Rushcliffe patient you can now access routine appointments in the evenings and at weekends at one of three locations across the borough. These appointments are best suited for things that will not need an ongoing review and are bookable through this surgery during opening hours. Please see the appointments page for further information.

Outside normal surgery hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) emergency cover for the practice is provided by NEMS Community Benefit Services Ltd Out of Hours service. The Out of Hours service provides medical care for patients that do not need Emergency Department Care. It is a service that is led by a range of clinical staff such as GPs, Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Emergency Care Practitioners.

This service is for problems which cannot wait until the next available surgery. You will be required to provide full information about your problem and will be expected if required to attend Platform One Practice (based on Station Street, Nottingham) if necessary. Advice may also be given if attending for a face to face appointment is not deemed to be required.

During out of hours you should contact the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life threatening situation.

 

Please note we will be closed for staff training on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1-2pm. Please call NEMS on 01158 462395 for medical assistance during this time

 

 

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:

You can ask for a translator if you need one.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 

If you’re deaf, you can:

or

 

Do not worry if you have COVID-19 symptoms, appropriate arrangements can be made to see you if you need urgent dental care.

 

 

Your Health, Your Way

As of June 1st 2020, Your Health, Your Way will be delivering all elements of the integrated wellbeing service, this means they will be accepting referrals for:

All interventions will be delivered remotely in accordance with social distancing guidelines. They will be able to provide both one to one and group based support via telephone and online support (Zoom).

 

Self-referrals can be made online by visiting  https://yourhealthnotts.co.uk/ or calling 0115 772 2515.

 

All support is free to Nottinghamshire residents, and more information on eligibility criteria can be found on the “Your Health Notts” website.

 

Website: https://ablhealth.co.uk/

For Nottinghamshire Integrated Wellbeing Services, Your Health Your Way, please use this link to the website https://yourhealthnotts.co.uk/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Your-Health-Your-Way-102669298000770/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yhywnotts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yhywnotts/

 

 

 

 

 



Surgery Times

Monday 8.00am-6.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am-6.30pm
Wednesday 8.00am-6.30pm
Thursday 8.00am-6.30pm
Friday 8.00am-6.30pm