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Latest News

Flu Immunisations

Flu immunisations for the 65s and overs are now in stock in the surgery and we are booking appointments now.

Flu immunisations for under 65s and young children are available in the surgery and we are booking appointments now.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for a flu immunisation any member of staff will check and let you know.

Rural Issues

We do have some patients from the villages Lambley, Lowdham and Burton Joyce and a few a little further afield. We are aware that some of you may be involved with farming or rural activities. We are happy to support Nottinghamshire Rural Support which is a charity helping people who may need some extra help with mental health issues. The service is free and confidential. There is a dedicated freephone number to ring: 08001381710 for advice and support.

Health for Kids Website

We have been informed of a new interactive website for children aged between 5 and 11 years which gives lots of ideas and information in a fun interactive way.

www.healthforkids.co.uk

Measles Outbreaks

You may have seen in the press and on television the recent increase in measles and how this can be prevented by immunisation.  If you think you have not been immunised and you want to be, please ask at reception and one of the staff will check or ask our nurse about your immunisation status. This is particularly important for:

Young adults about to go to University in September - though most should have had the measles immunisation at school (MMR). This group are also eligible for a meningitis immunisation if they have missed it at school.

Children from the age of 13 months.

People who do a lot of travelling where immunisation compliance is not so good or unavailable.

Cervical Smear Tests

We urge you to attend for this test when you receive your screening letter. This simple test prevents cancer.

If this is a first test or you are nervous ask the receptionist to make you a 20 minute appointment so our experienced nurse can reassure you.

New Appointment Arrangements

Please see the appointments tab for details of new arrangements for extended hours.

Hearing Aid Batteries

We are now able to supply hearing aid batteries for NHS supplied hearing aids at reception. This is a free service. Bring your hearing aid book in with you when you want some.

Carer's Services

Please note that The Carers Support Worker is no longer available to attend the surgery. Ruth Cutler continues as Carer's Champion and is available on Monday, Tuesday ,Thursday or Friday mornings to support you and signpost you to other services for carers. Please ring first to check Ruth's availability.  The Carer's Foundation is going to try and organise some drop ins locally - perhaps in a community venue rather than a surgery. We will keep you informed.

if you do identify yourself as an informal carer for a friend, family member or neighbour please let us know then we can invite you to events for carers and keep in touch with you.

New Patients

We welcome new patients to the surgery.  Registration is easy and you can often see a GP or the nurse very quickly for a new patient check. Pop into surgery with some ID to register.  For further information please see the new patient tab above.

Care Quality Commission – Inspection Report

We are now received the report we are 'good' thoughout the inspection areas. We continue to work hard to improve our standards.

SystmOnline Service

It is now possible to book, view and cancel your doctor's appointment online and order repeat medication online.

Before you can start using this online service you need to obtain a user name and log in from Reception. Once they have given you a printout containing these details you can book an appointment by clicking on the links on the relevant pages, this will then re-direct you to the SystmOne online service.

Named Accountable GP

Dr Azim Khan is the named accountable GP but of course patients can see any of our other GPs.

Practice Manager

Ruth Cutler is the practice manager and works 4 morning a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

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