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Please note, road works are due to commence on Western Boulevard which will cause delays and access problems to the surgery. Work is set to start on 1st August and finish on 28th August 2022.

Only one lane will remain open northbound over the bridge heading towards Nottingham City Hospital, with southbound lanes closed towards Beechdale and traffic diverted away from the area. The main junction into Western Boulevard from St Leodegarius Church will be closed to traffic too, with traffic expected to be heavily disrupted.

We are asking patients who have appointments or need to attend the surgery to allow ample time to travel and take into account the possible delays the above may cause.

Please note, the practice will be closed from 12 noon on Tuesday 19th July 2022 for protected learning.  We will reopen at 8.00 a.m the following morning.

if you require urgent care whilst we are closed, please call 111.  The practice automated telephone service and SystmOnline are available 24hrs a day to check or cancel appointments.

As a practice, we are trying our hardest to ease the pressures and difficulties patients have booking appointments.  With this in mind, we have re-introduced the ability to book telephone consultations and appointments for cervical screening online.  At present the number of available appointments is limited, however we will be reviewing this regularly.

Please only book appropriate appointments and remember to cancel them if they are no longer needed.  Hopefully we can work together to make getting an appointment easier for you.

We are now able to accept repeat prescription requests via email to:
PLEASE NOTE:
This email address is for prescription requests ONLY. Any other requests sent to this address will NOT be actioned by the practice. Please contact the surgery in the usual way for any other requirements.

NHS APP

Did you know use of the NHS app allows you to take greater control of your health and care?  You can use the app to see your test results and investigations when they are available.  The app also allows you to perform many features; booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions, securely view your patient record and get health information and advice. It is already helping thousands of patients to help save time and view results more easily as they come back to us. There is also a feature which allows you to get up-to-date advice on any health issue and Covid19. Please use this link to download the app to your smartphone or tablet. https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/ 



EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT 

For those in need of emotional and psychological support at this difficult and challenging time, Trent PTS is continuing to provide a service for all patients registered with a Greater Nottingham GP. This is NHS funded.  If you would like psychological support anybody aged 18 years or over can self-refer. Please go to our website to complete a referral and we will be in contact to arrange your first appointment.

As we continue to accept new referrals we are now offering our services by phone, webcam, using online text-based therapies or through online support packages so as to maintain social distancing.

You can also call the telephone number below, to talk to a member of our team about the services we offer.


GP+ NOTTINGHAM CITY – EXTENDED HOURS ACCESS FOR PATIENTS

Offering Evening & Weekend Appointments bookable through your GP practice, patients registered at this practice are able to access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ service.

Appointments are available to see GPs, Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham City Centre.

Opening hours are:

14.00 – 18.00 Monday – Friday

10.00 – 14.00 Saturday & Sunday

This is not a walk-in service; appointments are required and booked through the reception team at the surgery.  For more information visit: www.ncgpa.org.uk/gpplus



Information sharing agreement (MIG) - The practice has enabled software to share your GP medical record with urgent care services. This means that if you need urgent care treatment (A&E, Out of hours GP, Walk-in centre) the clinician treating you will ask for your consent for them view your GP medical record; if you do not wish them to view your GP medical record you can decline access. This will only work if you have provided us with consent to share information from your record with other healthcare providers - please click on the 'Enhanced Data Sharing Model' heading below for more information and a consent form.

The type of information shared is restricted and includes a summary of current problems, current medication, allergies, recent tests, diagnosis, procedures, investigations, risks and warnings – all this information is currently held in your GP system record.


Family & Friends test - The feedback we're getting from the Family & Friends test is mostly very positive - thank you. We've also had some helpful suggestions for improvement, that we're looking into. You can complete the Family & Friends test online (the patient survey button at the bottom of the home page) or in the practice (feedback box). We also send text messages after your appointments here giving you the option to share your feedback.

Sickness Certificates

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.

Evidence that you are sick

Sickness CertificatesIf 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.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

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)

 
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