17a Walford Close BottesfordNottingham, NG13 0ANTel: 01949 842 341
IMPORTANT PRACTICE CHANGES
We would like to welcome back Dr C Phillips from maternity leave.
Dr Phillips will be working 5 sessions, which for June will be usually on a Wednesday morning, all day Thursday and Friday. You will be able to pre-book appointments from the 11th June 2018.
Dr James Thompson will continue to work two sessions on a Monday, alongside Dr Jurgita, who will also work other sessions over the week normally on a Tuesday and Friday.
Dr J Mandhar will work 5 sessions usually all day on Tuesday and Wednesday and a Friday morning.
Rachel Brown the Nurse Practitioner will work when available on a Thursday.
We will still run open surgeries each day to primarily see urgent problems. The open surgeries will be run by the duty GP or Nurse Practitioner; both are able to deal with most acute problems and can issue prescriptions.
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, you will be asked to complete a Travel Risk Assessment form (patients 16yrs old+) prior to your appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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.
You can often treat the flu without seeing your GP and should begin to feel better in about a week.
Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:
The symptoms are similar for children, but they can also get pain in their ear and appear less active.
► Telling the difference between cold and flu Cold and flu symptoms are similar, but flu tends to be more severe.FluColdAppears quickly within a few hoursAppears graduallyAffects more than just your nose and throatAffects mainly your nose and throatMakes you feel exhausted and too unwell to carry on as normalMakes you feel unwell, but you're OK to carry on as normal (for example, go to work)
Cold and flu symptoms are similar, but flu tends to be more severe.
To help you get better more quickly:
A pharmacist can give treatment advice and recommend flu remedies.
Be careful not to use them if you're taking paracetamol and ibuprofen tablets as it's easy to take more than the recommended dose.
Speak to a pharmacist before giving medicines to children.
Find a pharmacy
GPs don't recommend antibiotics for flu because they won't relieve your symptoms or speed up your recovery.
Flu is very infectious and easily spread to other people. You're more likely to give it to others in the first 5 days.
Flu is spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.
To reduce the risk of spreading flu:
The flu vaccine reduces the risk of catching flu, as well as spreading it to others.
It's more effective to get the vaccine before the start of the flu season (December to March).
Find out if you're eligible for the free NHS flu vaccine
Flu vaccination and side effects for adults
Flu vaccination and side effects for children
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