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Peacock Surgery428 Carlton HillCarltonNottingham, NG4 1HQTel: 0115 9580415
The public have an important part to play to help:
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.
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:
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.
This service is now provided at Park House Medical Centre, 61 Burton Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3DQ. Tel: 0115 961 7616.
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.
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).
The Community Midwife and Doctor will take care of you during pregnancy, at the surgery by appointment only.
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.
The Practice Nurse will monitor patients with Asthma, Diabetes and Heart disease and where necessary a Doctor will be consulted.
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.
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.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to complete a Holiday Travel Form, which can be collected from reception. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting.
On completion of this form, this will be forwarded onto the Nursing Team to determine what vaccinations are required. You will be then offered an appointment with the practice nurse to have your holiday vaccinations.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to complete the holiday travel form as early as possible - at least 4-6 weeks before you travel - An appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered, as they are not a stock vaccine. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
You can now download and fill out the travel form electronically. The Nurse will then review the form before inviting you for an appointment.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the on line form before coming to see the nurse.
Our Practice Nurse Team are now showing patients how to self-administer the B12 injection in a face to face appointment in surgery. Full instructions and training will be given to the patient by the Practice nurse at the appointment so that you feel confident that you will be able to continue to administer this yourself in the future, in the comfort of your own home. The nurse will tell you when you are next due to for the injection.
To see more complex health care cases which cannot be dealt with by the staff roles outlined above
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Non NHS FEES
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.
Think Pharmacy First.PDF
Pharmacy First List NNECCG
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Best Foot Forward Walks
Carers' support - short breaks
Fit as a Fiddle
Help at Home
Home Improvement Agency
Home Support Service
Information & Advice
Men in Sheds
Patients' Representative Service
Stairlifts & Bathing Aids
Click on your area to find out what services we offer:
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
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
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/
w – http://www.gedlingcvs.org.uk/
For further information go to www.fitforwork.org.uk
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.
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.
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
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.”
We still need your support to help keep our fantastic new centre running. For further information, please contact Jillian Steele, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Fundraising Organiser Angela Kehoe, mailto:email@example.com?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.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
Do you need Urgent Health Visitor Advice?
A Rapid Response service is available to Parents/Carers with Children under 5. Should you be unable to contact your Health Visitor and you need urgent advice ring this number and someone will be available to help you. Please also see link below to leaflet which you can print out for your reference.
Monday to Friday
8.30am – 5.00pm
Helpful advice on accessing local services/out-of-hours services:
Should you need urgent medical attention while we are closed, please ring the surgery number. You will be automatically transferred to our "out of hours" provider, Nottingham Emergency Medical Services (NEMS). They will advise you on the best option for you. If you do need to be seen they will advise where this will be.
Another option should you have difficulty contacting NEMS; please ring 111. this is a free call - They will also advise you on the best option for you. If you do need to be seen they will advise where this will be. Please avoid going to the Accident & Emergency Dept if you can.
Our simple guide below is intended to help you make the right decision:
Step 1 - It's not an Emergency:- Go to / contact your local Pharmacy for immediate health advice & for minor health problems.
Pharmacies sell medicines for a wide range of ailments without a prescription and can advise on where best to get further help if needed.
Get advice or medicines from the pharmacy for:
• High temperature, aches and pains • Stomach upsets, indigestion and constipation. • Allergies, hay fever, bites and stings; • Coughs and colds; • Cystitis, urinary infections and thrush • Conjunctivitis; • Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
Don’t let a health problem become urgent – contact your GP surgery and make an appointment with the Doctor if symptoms persist.
Please follow link below for a list of Pharmacists in the Nottingham.
Step 2 - I NEED to see a Doctor or a Nurse - Call the surgery.
If for any reason you are unable to secure an appointment with your GP there is the NHS Urgent Care Centre , Seaton House, off London Road, Nottingham, NG2 4LA where an appointment is not required. You can see an experienced nurse for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses without an appointment.
NHS URGENT CARE CENTRE – no appointment needed and are open 365 days a year :
For more information please contact NHS Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 028 3693 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dentist – if you are in pain:- Registered patients should phone their own dental practice.
You can also dial 111 for dental advice.
For advice on registering with a dental practice call PALS on 0800 183 0456.
Please follow link below to locate a Dentist near you:
Step 3 - What Is An Emergency?
An emergency is a serious injury or life-threatening problem: 1 in 4 people who go to A&E don't need to be there!
Remember that A&E and dialing 999 for an Ambulance should only be used in emergencies; for example:
• Collapse or unconsciousness; • Severe chest pain; • Severe breathing difficulty; • Heavy bleeding; • broken/ suspected broken bones; • Deep wounds (e.g. stab wounds/laceration) In an emergency you can go to your nearest hospital A&E department or call 999 for an ambulance.
Attending A&E/calling for an Ambulance for minor problems such as you can't get an appointment with your GP or because you have no transport may put other people’s lives at risk, increase waiting times for other patients and ultimately is not an efficient use of NHS resources. Contacting your local pharmacist, your GP practice or using NHS Urgent Care Centre will usually result in faster and more appropriate advice and treatment.
The national NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme invites men in their 65th year to attend for this very important 10 minute ultrasound scan.
For more details please read this article and deciding whether to be screened and risks and benefits
Information on bowel cancer screening can be found here
An easy read version of the Bowel Cancer Screening leaflet can be found here
Information on cervical screening can be found here
An easy read version of the Having A Smear booklet can be found here
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