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Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.
In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.
In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care homes residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.
We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.

The public have an important part to play to help:

  • please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
  • when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments;
  • and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.

 

Self Help Services

  • Pharmacy 
  • Stop Smoking
  • Self Help Connect UK
  • Age Uk
  • Gedling Health Network
  • Pregnancy / Planning
  • Nottinghamshire Fit To Work Service
  • Cancer Care 'MAGGIES'

Pharmacy Services 

For local pharmacy opening hours over the holiday period click the link below.

Your local Pharmacist (Mr VJ Pujara, 359 Carlton Hill. Tel: 0115 987 3660) is a 10min walk from the surgery. They can also offer you advice and treatment if required for a range of minor ailments.

Under the Pharmacy First scheme if you are exempt from prescription charges you will be able to get the same medicines the GP would have prescribed free of charge for head lice, temperature/fever, sore throat, earache, teething pain and pain relief for toothache though some restrictions do apply.

community_pharmacies_opening_hours.pdf

 Think Pharmacy First.PDF

Pharmacy First List NNECCG

 

Pharmacy First

Pharmacy first aims to improve patient access to GP appointments by encouraging patients with certain minor ailments to use the pharmacy for treatment rather than making an appointment at the surgery.


This will relieve the pressure on current appointment schedules and allow those patients with more urgent or serious needs to see the GP sooner. The scheme covers the whole of the NHS Nottingham City area including community pharmacies and all GP practices.
 
Patients can self-refer to any NHS Nottingham City community pharmacy or referral can be made by the GP or practice staff or by any other healthcare professional.
 

What minor ailments can be treated at the pharmacy?         

Who can use Pharmacy First?

  • Patients must be registered with an NHS Nottingham City GP.
  • The scheme treats patients over three months old with no upper age limit. Children under three months should always be treated by their doctor.
  • The scheme includes all children up to 16 years old.
  • Patients should be exempt from prescription charges.
  • The patient should always be present at the consultation in the pharmacy.
  • Medicines will not be provided for the ‘store cupboard’ or ‘just in case’.
  • The pharmacist may not always provide medicines.
  • Any treatment or medicines provided will always follow the guidance laid down in the agreed protocols.
  • Pharmacists can only provide medicines that are listed in the agreed formulary under the Pharmacy First scheme.
  • Patients who are referred to their GP by the pharmacist do not automatically ‘jump the queue’. They should receive an appointment in line with the practice’s reception protocols.

 

Do I need to make an appointment  to use the scheme? 
No. It is possible to walk into any community pharmacy (chemist’s shop) and ask to join the Pharmacy First scheme. You will then be able to have a consultation with the pharmacist if necessary. Most pharmacies have consultation areas you can use to provide privacy.
 
Why do I have to bring my ill child to the pharmacy to receive treatment?
The scheme is intended for patient with minor ailments. If your child is not well enough to attend the pharmacy then it is advisable to seek advice from your surgery.
 
If the patient is not present at the pharmacy the pharmacist is unable to supply any treatment under the Pharmacy First scheme. 
 
Medicines will not be provided for the store cupboard, or ‘just in case’. Only patients who present at the pharmacy with existing symptoms will be treated.

Stop Smoking

Your Health Your Way’s Stop Smoking Service helps individuals quit smoking for good.

For any one 12 years or older living in Nottinghamshire our dedicated and friendly stop smoking advisors deliver a range of 1-1 and drop-in sessions as well as phone and digital support. We provide a full range of free nicotine replacement therapy alongside weekly support from our stop smoking advisors. We will support you to understand why you smoke, manage your cravings, and deal with relapses.

Stop Smoking | Nottinghamshire Residents | Your Health Your Way (yourhealthnotts.co.uk) 


Self Help Connect UK

Self Help Connect UK is the new national arm of Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a unique organisation which helps create, support and promote self help groups.

We have more than 30 years of experience in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire with an enviable reputation for helping people to start and grow self help groups to improve their health and wellbeing. We also bridge the gap between these groups and health and social care professionals.

Building on the successful model we have developed during our 30 years in Nottinghamshire, we were asked by the Department of Health to use our knowledge and expertise to support other areas of the UK. While Self Help Nottingham and Nottinghamshire remains a beacon of best practice, our national arm - Self Help Connect UK -  now fulfils contracts in different locations in the UK.

Please see link below for further information.

http://www.selfhelp.org.uk/about/

Tweet them : @selfhelpteam

Or find on Facebook: www.facebook.com/selfhelpnottingham 

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

NHS Choices

Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

NHS Choices

Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

NHS Choices

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Thrush

NHS Choices

Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices


Age UK

Age UK Notts is the largest independent local charity providing direct services and support for older people from all communities and backgrounds across Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.

       

You can access a range of flexible support tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. All our staff and volunteers are fully vetted, insured and CRB (police) checked. Our services are independent, impartial and confidential.

Many of our services are provided free of charge. Where we do make a charge we may be able to assist you to access funding from your local authority.

 

To find out more about the services we offer older happy woman
please click the links below:

Advocacy

Best Foot Forward Walks

Carers' support - short breaks

Cleaning Service

Community Outreach

Counselling

Day Services

Fit as a Fiddle

Help at Home

Home Improvement Agency

Home Safety

Home Support Service

Housing

Information & Advice

Membership

Men in Sheds

Money Advice

Patients' Representative Service

Personal Alarms

Prison Work

Shopping Service

Signposting

Stairlifts & Bathing Aids

Training 

Trusted Traders

Visiting Service

Will Writing 

Our Popular Services

Click on your area to find out what services we offer:

Please follow link below for further information

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/notts/


Gedling Health Network

This is a network open to voluntary and community organisations who have an interest in health and social care services in the Gedling Borough.    This network is managed by Gedling Community & Voluntary Services (Gedling CVS) a local infrastructure organisation for Gedling Borough.

Gedling CVS Mission

“To improve quality of life through the support and development of a robust and diverse voluntary and community sector willing and able to respond to local needs and issues.”  

GCVS fulfils this mission in a variety of ways.  Most importantly, through the five core functions of a CVS:

Development – identifying local need and working with others to develop appropriate action.

Representation – enabling the local voluntary and community sector to present its views to local authorities and other public agencies. 

Liaison – developing and maintaining links with a wide range of voluntary and community organisations and the promotion of cross-sector relationships with local authority departments, the health authority and business.

Strategic Partnerships – enabling groups to engage in partnership work with other agencies to develop good networks, create solutions to specific problems and share resources.

Support – providing groups with access to a range of services e.g. Information, Funding, Legal or Constitutional issues, Project Management etc.

To find out more visit www.gedlingcvs.org.uk

 

You can contact us on

t – 0115 987 1981

e – admin[at]gedlingcvs.org.uk


Pregnancy / Planning and Advice.

The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.   

Common Childhood Illnesses; A Guide to Parents & Carers for children aged 5 and under.http://nottingham.mycommunityonline.co.uk/north-east/

Before you are pregnant

Your pregnancy and labour

You and your baby

General pregnancy topics

w – http://www.gedlingcvs.org.uk/

http://gedlinghealthnetwork.wordpress.com/



Nottinghamshire Fit To Work Service

The Nottinghamshire Fit for Work Support in Work Service is a free service designed to support local people across Nottinghamshire to stay healthy and in work.

The Support in Work Team consists of a number of dedicated health professionals who provide an easy to access specialist service which meets the unique needs of individuals who are struggling with health problems and remaining in employment. You can contact the service directly.

Their one-to-one support includes:

  • A health professional assessing your needs alongside your job role;
  • Identifying if modifications or adjustments are needed;
  • Liaising with your employer if required;
  • Helping you to overcome barriers and manage your work/life balance.

To find out more about the service and what it can do for you contact a member of the Support in Work team on: 0115 9560 890 or 07771 838 534 or at

supportinwork@nottsfitforwork.org.uk

They are particularly keen to support people in smaller organisations, self employed and those without access to any occupational health support. There is a weekly clinic at Daybrook Surgery on Thursday morning. These are appointment only clinics so please contact 0115 9560890 in the first instance.

For further information go to www.fitforwork.org.uk


Welcome to Maggie's Nottingham

Maggie's Nottingham is the second centre to open within the Joy of Living campaign. Thank you to all our donors and supporters for making the centre a reality.

About the area

Maggie’s Nottingham serves the East Midlands Cancer Network, situated next to the Breast Institute at Nottingham City Hospital.

The East Midlands Cancer Network covers the populations of Nottingham, North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire – an area of approximately 4 million people. Within this area, there are over 20,000 new cases of cancer a year.

The Architect

Piers Gough CBE is a well-known architect and was a personal friend of Maggie Keswick Jencks. He is famous for his bold and imaginative architecture and has created a playful, open plan design for Maggie’s Nottingham.

“The light, peaceful and non-institutional design of Maggie’s Nottingham will be a sanctuary for all those who walk through the door. Sheltered by trees, the centre will be a homely, comfortable space next to the busy hospital, where anyone affected by cancer can come to relax. The centre is a safe space where visitors can engage with nature while being sheltered from the elements. From the outside the playful appearance will entice people to take a look through the door; once they do the harmony of light and space will create a uniquely welcoming environment.”

Piers Gough of CZWG Architects

Design

The near symmetrical design and generous height allows Maggie’s Nottingham to have a sense of space and balance. The elevated oval building of glazed ceramic tile floats over a smaller basement, with plants growing up the sides. Balconies will extend from the kitchen and meeting rooms and a patio will open onto the garden, which is designed to use scent and texture to create a secluded and uplifting area for people to enjoy. 

Nottingham-born fashion designer Sir Paul Smith is designing the interior of Maggie’s Nottingham. His design will include photos taken during his travels round the world.

Sir Paul Smith said: “I am delighted to be involved in creating this centre for people living with cancer and their family and friends. It will be a great resource for everyone and a fantastic new addition to the city. Piers Gough is an incredible architect and it has been a joy to work together on the design.”

Funding Maggie's Nottingham

We still need your support to help keep our fantastic new centre running. For further information, please contact Jillian Steele, jillian.steele@maggiescentres.org or the Fundraising Organiser Angela Kehoe, mailto:angela.kehoe@maggiescentres.org?subject=Maggie's%20Nottingham or by calling the Centre's fundraising line on 0115 924 6211.

You can find out more about how you can support Maggie's Nottingham on our fundraising pages.

http://www.maggiescentres.org/centres/nottingham/introduction.ht



             
             

 

 
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