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NHS Better Health

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. Find out more here

https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/drink-less/

 

Heart Age Campaign 2021

Get involved in this year’s Heart Age Campaign 2021, and take as little as 3 minutes out of your day to learn more about your heart health and blood pressure by completing the Heart Age Quiz

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/check-your-heart-age-tool/

MED 3 (Fit note)

If you require a MED3 certificate to continue to be off work you can request these through the NHS app and PKB.  Once you have downloaded the NHS App, log in and continue through to register with the PKB system you can send an online request through to the GP.  For more information PKB Manual - NHS App & NHS login (patientsknowbest.com)

If you require a new MED3 you will need to speak to the GP first, please make a telephone appointment as normal.

For more information please see Home | Connected Nottinghamshire

 

Trent Bridge Community Trust - mental health project for men

Feeling negative? Need a boost? Stressed out? Finding it hard to cope?

Why not try Trent Bridge Community Trust's FREE mental health project for men delivered by expert coaches?

Take part in a range of physical activities or just enjoy a safe space. 

Build your confidence and self-esteem. Meet new people. Improve your fitness levels. Have fun. 

Every Thursday from 11am till 12.30pm at Rushcliffe Arena, NG2 7HY.

Call Ian Richardson on 07814 112 510 to find out more.

The Trent Bridge Community Trust: Forget Me Notts

Trent Bridge Community Trust: Notts in Mind

 

 

Diabetes

Diabetes Support Group Leaflet

Diabetes-Support-Newsletter-JULY2021.pdf

 

General Practice Data for Planning and Research

NHSD are pausing the GPDPR extract

The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.

 

Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September.  However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data.  NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt out process which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time::-

  • Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.

 

  • NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.

 

  • The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian. 


This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed.  Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing - a service designed to support you to find non-medical solutions to improve your health and well-being.

Perhaps you are feeling anxious, lonely, struggling with making healthy lifestyle choices, wanting to live well and independently as you grow older….?

Did you know that over a third of GP appointments are for non-medical matters – that’s where the Social Prescribing Team comes in.

We give you time to tell us what’s important to you.

We can support you to access lots of different things like counselling, benefits advice, weight loss services, community groups, information to help you age well and stay living independently.

We can help you make referrals to specialist services or help you look for volunteering opportunities within the community. We offer one to one goal based support to maximise your wellbeing and help you make the changes you want to.

We base much of our support around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.

 

Rushcliffe social prescribing.

https://www.facebook.com/Rushcliffe-Social-Prescribing-103382061536388/


Some of you may already have worked with us but now you have the chance to see what we look like!

GAMSTON MEDICAL CENTRE IS NOT A COVID VACCINATION CENTRE

Please note that the COVID vaccination programme is being delivered from Gamston Community Hall and not ourselves at Gamston Medical Centre.  Our team at Gamston Medical Centre are unable to help you.

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.

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. 

DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE A PRE-ARRANGED APPOINTMENT.

DO NOT COME IN TO RECEPTION TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Social Prescribing

Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your health and wellbeing by exploring ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you, see the leaflet below for more information.

/admin/resources/leaflet-social-prescribing-rushcliffe-2020.pdf

Also the link below is to a video of ‘what is social prescribing’ produced by the Healthy London Partnership.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9azfXNcqD8&feature=youtu.be

 

Self-Isolation for 14 Days before Elective Admission

Please follow the link below to find the template and guidence for self isollation due to an elective admission 

 

/admin/resources/self-isolation-gamston.docx

Extended hours

EXTENDED Hours 

Please be advised that the Rushcliffe Primary Medical Weekend Extended Access service is available at the weekend 8.30 - 12.30 -and  13.00 - 17.00 based at Embankment Primary Care Centre, Wilford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 

Appointments are avaialbel for pre-booked GP appointments, Health Care Assistant for blood tests and Nurse appointments for dressings.  Appointments should be booked through reception at Gamston.

 

Partnershealth

We are a Partnershealth practice. Find out about PartnersHealth here!

Partners Health is a partnership of all GP Practices in Rushcliffe CCG.  The aim of this organisation is to continue to care for our patients and our community by creating a sustainable provider of modern general practice. We are committed to being stronger together for and on behalf of our patients, our colleagues and the communities we serve.

Click on the link below for more information.

http://partnershealth.co.uk/

 

 

 

Sharps Bins

All patients wishing to dispose of a sharps bin or clinical waste must contact Rushcliffe Borough Council on 01159 819911 or Nottingham City Council on 01159 155555 (depending on your council catchment area)

They now collect directly from the patient's house.

Or go to www.rushcliffe.gov.uk  -environment and waste section- and click on healthcare waste