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New telephone number

From 9th May our new telephone number will be 01773 304700

Dial 1 for Church Street Medical Centre and Dial 2 for Church Walk surgery

RACE TO THE PYRAMIDS

Over at Church Street Medical Centre we have extremely big hearted GPs, though a little wacky!!!  Three of them have very kindly decided to raise money for Eastwood Memory Cafe with a totally amazing challenge.  I would be really grateful if you could share this with anyone and everyone you know, so we can hopefully reach the target set. 

 

Please see the following link:

 

https://mydonate.bt.com/events/racetothepyramids/461236

 

In order to support the amazing work of Eastwood Memory Cafe; we have set ourselves the challenge of collectively running the equivalent distance of Eastwood to The Pyramids of Giza, 2200 miles, by the end of 2018 and would love to raise the same number in £s - £2200!!!

Please support this fabulous charity which makes such a difference to those affected by dementia in our local area.

Feel free to keep nagging us to get those running miles in. We will give monthly updates with progress toward our target!

Dr Atkinson, Dr Scullard and Dr Homer
(GPs at Church Street Medical Centre)
 

Practice Merger

Please note: Appointments will not be bookable online for June due to the merger of the clinic times. Prescriptions will not be available on Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st May. 

In order to help us deal with the merger of the systems we would be grateful if patients would order their repeat prescriptions before the bank holiday Monday on the 28th May. If minimal prescription requests can be sent this week it will help us immensely and will save delays in processing. Thank you

 Church Street Medical Centre is Rated Outstanding by CQC!

We are pleased to announce  that the Practice has been rated "Outstanding" in our recent CQC inspection.  Only 194 GP practices in the Country have been given this rating and we are incredibly proud of all the Staff at the Surgery and our Patient Participation group for their contribution to the Practice.

 


 

Changes to over the counter medications on prescription for minor illnesses

From Wednesday 1 March 2017, we will be limiting prescriptions of over the counter (OTC) medicines for minor ailments.

This decision was made after looking at feedback from clinicians and the findings of a six week patient engagement campaign undertaken by the South Nottinghamshire CCGs (Nottingham North and East, Nottingham West and Rushcliffe).

These plans mean that instead of receiving OTC products (such as paracetamol or ibuprofen) for short-term, self-limiting conditions (see leaflet below) on prescription, patients will be encouraged to self care and buy their own from their local pharmacy.

Rather than visiting their GP, most people can take care of themselves when they have a minor ailment through a combination of self care and OTC medicines, which can be bought in supermarkets and shops as well as in pharmacies.

Please note that:

  • There are no plans to limit OTC medicines for people with long-term conditions
  • GPs will be able to prescribe in circumstances of clinical need
  • If symptoms persist, please book a GP appointment

There are lots of benefits to self care:

Expert advice to support you

Pharmacists can offer expert advice on a wide range of illnesses and you don’t need to make an appointment. Your consultation will be confidential and discreet.

Save yourself time

There’s no need to wait for a GP appointment - a lot of pharmacies are open late and at the weekend.

Save your GP time

Choosing to self care can free up more GP time so they can spend more time with patients with more

complex conditions.

Save the NHS money

In 2015, practices across the South Nottinghamshire area (excluding Nottingham City), spent £1,966,265 on prescribing over the counter medicines. Many of these items are low cost and available from the pharmacist, and some are even available from your local shops and supermarkets. The money spent on those prescriptions, for minor illnesses, could be spent on treating more serious conditions. Self Care

 
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