A patients guide to GP services.
It’s Your Practice: A patient guide to GP services has been put together by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) for patients.
This guide has been produced as part of the RCGP’s aim to build stronger relationships between you and your doctors and encourage the involvement and inclusion of you in your own care.
The guide provides helpful information on all aspects of using GP services: from finding and choosing a practice and how to get the most out of a GP consultation to accessing health records and understanding patients’ rights and responsibilities.
It is split into several sections including:
- General Practice explained
- Choosing the right practice for you
- Registering with a GP practice
- Seeing your GP – consultations
- Seeing your GP – the next steps
- After your GP consultation
- Your health record
- Your rights and responsibilities as a patient
- Get involved with your practice
The publication is part of a push by the NHS as a whole to encourage you to understand how you can get the most out of primary care – which also includes how you can become more involved in monitoring your own health.
The Doctors can arrange Community physiotherapy locally.
Child Health /Baby Clinic
This service is now provided at Park House Medical Centre, 61 Burton Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3DQ. Tel: 0115 961 7616.
- Drop-in clinic times as follows: Mon / 1.30pm-3pm
Weds / 11am-1pm
There is also a drop-in clinic at: Sure-Start / Sneinton Children's Centre, Edale Road, Sneinton Dale, NG2 4HJ. Tel: 0115 915 0100.
- Wednesday only / 9.30am-11am
Family Planning Clinic
The Doctors and Practice Nurses offer advice and help with all aspects of family planning. The Practice Nurse gives routine blood pressure checks to women using oral contraceptive (the pill).
Ante - Natal Clinic
- Tuesdays only / 1.30pm-3.30pm
The Community Midwife and Doctor will take care of you during pregnancy, at the surgery by appointment only.
Post Natal Care
The Midwife will visit you at home during the first 2 weeks after the birth of your baby. An appointment with the Doctor and Practice Nurse at the surgery will take place six weeks after the birth.
Asthma, Diabetes and Heart Disease Monitoring
The Practice Nurse will monitor patients with Asthma, Diabetes and Heart disease and where necessary a Doctor will be consulted.
New Patient Health Checks
All new patients will be asked to attend for a health check with one of our Health Care Assistants. This gives us the opportunity to meet you, discuss any health problems you might have and offer health care advice before your medical records arrive from your last doctor. Failure to attend for a health check will compromise your on going care and may delay your registration.
Lifestyle Management and Healthy Living
Advice and help on diet, weight reduction, exercise, stopping smoking, lowering alcohol consumption and avoiding heart disease will be given as appropriate by our Health Care assistants or alternatively a Practice Nurse or Doctor.