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EXTENDED GP EVENING AND WEEKEND OPENING HOURS

Did you know as Rushcliffe patients you will benefit from additional GP appointments? These appointments will be available in the evenings and at weekends.

You will be able to book through your surgery during opening hours for appointments between 6.30pm and 8pm in the evening on weekdays and between 8.30am and 12.30pm at weekends.  If you request one of these appointments, which are outside of usual working hours you will be offered a slot with a Rushcliffe GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at one of three locations across the borough. The location will depend on the day of your appointment.

The additional evening and weekend appointments will be available at:

  • Castle Healthcare Practice in West Bridgford
  • East Bridgford Medical Centre
  • Gamston Medical Practice
  • Keyworth Medical Practice

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EXTENDED HOURS APPOINTMENTS ARE PREBOOKABLE ONLY BY CONTACTING YOUR OWN GP PRACTICE.

THERE IS NO WALK IN SERVICE OFFERED. IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT ASSISTANCE BEFORE 8AM OR AFTER 6.30PM, PLEASE CALL 111

Partnershealth

We are part of Partnershealth. Find out about Partners Health 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 Living Life Better 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


Sharp bins under 1 litre can be taken to Morrisons for disposal

For sharps bins over 1 litre please contact Rushcliffe Borough Council

www.rushcliffe.gov.uk go to environment and waste section and click on healthcare waste, or telephone 01159 819911

 

 

Men ACWY vaccinations for 18-25 year olds

Please contact the surgery to book an appointment with the nurse for this, especially if you are off to University this autumn.

Friends and Family Test

 

Complete the online form by clicking the link above or fill a form which are available in reception

Would you recommend out practice to your Friends and Family?

We had no responses for January or February 2017, the last results for October 2016 show that 69% of patients would recommend our practice. This is out of 13 responses.

9 Would be extremely likely to recommend us 

3 Would be likely to recommed us.

0 Would be neither likely or unlikely to recommend us.

1 would be unlikely to recommend us.

Likely and Extremely likely comment for October 2016

A good Friendly practice.

Excellent staff gives you confidence.  Friendly staff

Good service but sometimes a bit too long wait

Extremely unlikely comment for October 2016 You make an appointment and then have to wait for half an hour before you are seen.

Gamston response:  Thank you for your positive comments, our aim is to be a friendly local practice.  Unfortunately sometimes we run late due to emergencies and some patients needing longer than the appointment time of 10 minutes.  We apologise for this, we do try to keep to time whenever possible and keep patients informed of delays.

Sharing of Information with NHS England

It is important that the NHS share information that can help improve services, treatment and healthcare needs. It helps identify patterns in diseases and responses to different treatments. 
 
Only the minimum of information is collected, but the way that information is shared is changing and some of this will now make you identifiable. Your identity is stored safely and protected and would link information from all different places where you receive care i.e hospital, GP and community services and helps provide of full picture to NHS England which in turn helps improve services.
 
Sharing your GP record could save your life, to improve your care you will have your GP record made automatically available to Health professionals who are involved with your care.  Please click on the link below for more information.
 
http://www.rushcliffeccg.nhs.uk/images/newsevents/SharingYourGPRecord.pdf
 
You can chose not to share your data with NHS England - Please let the practice know if you do not wish to share your data
 
See our How to register page for consent forms you can download and hand in at reception
 
If you would like to read about the changes to the NHS please see the link below
http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/what-we-do/public-and-patient-information-sources/supporting-general-practice/changes-and-pressures-in-nhs

 

NEW CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS

There have been some changes to our contractual requirements from 01/04/14.
The government now requires all practices to use some more electronic functions which should aid patients:
 
1.  GP2GP - This is a facility for transferring patient records from one practice to another when full registration is requested. The staff at Gamston Medical Centre are undergoing training on this system in December 2014 and plan to implement this soon after this date.
 
2.  Summary Care Record Online - Patients who are registered for SystmOne online via our website will be able to view their Summary Care Record which relates to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. Patients will also be able to print this information if they wish to do so. This function has been already enabled by the practice so if you would like to have to access SystmOne online then please call in at the surgery with some ID where a user name and password will be issued.